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One of the gems of Highlands Ranch is the Backcountry Wilderness Area, 8200 acres of conservation space. HRCA members are invited to enjoy the 26 miles of trails and everyone can sign up for various Backcountry activities.
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A venture into the Backcountry Wilderness Area is sure to remove you from the hustle and bustle of daily life and envelop you and your senses in the peaceful surroundings only nature can provide.
See the beautiful vistas of the Backcountry Wilderness Area only accessible by horseback or horse-drawn hayride.
The Backcountry has over 20 miles of natural surface trails perfect for mountain biking, hiking, trail running, and exploring nature. The HRCA now has a total of 11.2 miles of natural surface, private trails open for residents and accompanied guests.
Wildlife and habitat are a top priority in the Backcountry. It’s home to a variety of species including: deer, elk, golden eagles, black bear, coyotes, mountain bluebirds, rattlesnakes, and more.
Hunting is an important aspect of wildlife management and the HRCA's Elk Hunt provides hunters with an opportunity to play a vital role in maintaining the health of the herd.
The mission of the Backcountry is to provide visitors with unprecedented opportunities to enjoy nature near where they live while protecting and conserving natural, cultural, archaeological, and historical resources for the enjoyment of future generations.
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