Windsor Urban Hiking Denver
Most people think of the neighborhood of Windsor being just Windsor Gardens. But it also includes a small subdivision tucked into the SW corner of Alameda and Havana, Windsor Gardens, Fairmount Cemetery, Windsor Lake, Windsor, and a couple of miles of the High Line Canal. It’s a fun neighborhood to explore.
Mile of Trails
Windsor Gardens is Denver’s largest senior living complex. With a golf course, trails, its own restaurant and even a fitness center, its active living residents take great care in enjoying the amenities and even decorating for the holidays. Often you’ll find neighbors walking on the High Line or planting colorful gardens.
The subdivisions surrounding Windsor Gardens range from 1970s homes to town homes and condos that welcome all ages. These neighborhoods can access the High Line Canal and make their way all the way to Green Valley Ranch or Waterton Canyon. If they’re not that adventurous, they can meander over to Fairmount Cemetery for a lovely walk.
Fairmount Cemetery, Denver’s second oldest grave yard, has buried Denver’s rich and famous. It’s also the last resting place for the infamous, too. You’ll find a giant arboretum of champion trees, an historic rose garden of over 200 varietals, and historic mausoleums, churches and synagogues on the property.
The secret to walking among these neighborhoods is to connect them along the High Line as you cannot walk between them while within each neighborhood. In class subdivision style, they are all walled with little to no access from neighborhood to neighborhood. Thus, you’ll need to walk along Alameda or the High Line to get between them.
Click here to see the route, map, and turn by turn directions.
~See you on the trail, Chris