bench and path at park

​Discover Thornton Community Walks

July 22


Highline Canal Trail

On Saturday, July 22nd, we will meet in the parking lot at EB Rains Park which is located in Northglenn at 11701 Community Center Drive.   To get there, take 120th to York/Community Center Drive, which is just east of I-25.  Go south on Community Center Drive, the lake will be on your left/east and the parking lot is on the south side of the lake.  This month's walk will be an out & back course along the Highline Canal Trail; this route has a lot of nice shade.  The longest route will be 6 miles, but of course you can turn around and return to the starting point whenever you want.   We will depart promptly at 8 a.m. so please don't be late.  This trail has a lot of shade; it is paved and primarily flat.  Please remember to dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes.  If you are interested in participating in the program but can't come on July 22nd, please make sure we have your e-mail address and we will keep you apprised of the dates, locations and distances for upcoming walks.  Please send those inquiries to   The August event will be held on Saturday, August 19th.


This is a monthly fitness program designed to help you develop or maintain a consistent fitness program.  City of Thornton Recreation Staff will lead the walk each month.  These treks will be of varying distances and will explore the many different trails around the community.  Come alone or bring your spouse, your neighbors, your children and/or your dog.  This is an opportunity to pursue your fitness goals, meet some new people and enjoy the trails of Thornton.  These walks are free and open to anyone who can physically complete the distance.  These are "no frills" events, so bring what you will need (water bottle, pet pick-up bags, etc.)  for the duration of each month's walk.


Upcoming Walks


August 19, 8 a.m. September 16, 8 a.m.
October 14, 8 a.m. November 11, 8 a.m.
December 16, 8 a.m.