Highline Canal

A designated National Landmark Trail with 48 miles of paved or hard-packed pathways, the Highline Canal is a recreational wonderland for walking, hiking, biking, jogging, and horseback riding. The Highline Canal provides a wonderful outdoor experience for Colorado residents.

Better known in the 1880s as the “English Ditch”, the canal was built to provide irrigation water to eastern Denver. Investors sought to turn dry prairie into profitable farming land. But battles over water rights hindered development and the canal frequently ran dry. In 1924, the Denver Water Board took over the canal, but it remained closed it to the public until 1970.

Neighborhoods along the Highline Canal allow their fortunate homeowners an opportunity to enjoy scenic vistas, native wildlife, and a wide tree-shaded trail, only a short walk from their home. Homes that back directly onto the Canal are enormously popular.

Specializing in these neighborhoods for over 30 years, Robert & Jani Bielenberg are well known in the real estate community as experts in the neighborhoods bordering the Highline Canal.