This is a looong trail that doesn’t allow motorized vehicles and the surface was packed fine gravel the entire route! Even on a Sunday morning, there were few other people (and everyone seemed friendly/happy).
Fun to see back yard farms so close to Denver.
This was group gravel ride with The Naked Women’s Racing Team and riding is always better with friends (#dirtchurch)!
The High Line Canal Trail crosses numerous busy streets, so momentum is often interrupted.
One detour was poorly marked which created confusion for a moment.
This trail intersects with several other routes so it was important to keep an eye out for signs.
Do this ride if you want a very easy beginner trail that goes on for miles and miles with occasional bathrooms along the way. Perfect for a chill “recovery ride” where you can chitchat and don’t have to intensely concentrate on the road in front of you.
We parked at the Spring Gulch parking lot which has easy access to the trail. No bathrooms, but it is free public parking.
Laura Karpinski and Rose Barcklow are the creators of Gravel Bike Adventures. Click on the About page to learn more about them.