Backcountry Wilderness Area

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. Have a suggestion or question? Click to contact the Backcountry Wilderness Area Staff.

The majority of all of our programs begin at Basecamp: 6005 Ron King Trail, Littleton, 80125. Click for map and directions

Are you ready to have the best summer ever? Our week-long day camps give explorers ages 7 to 17 the opportunity to challenge themselves in the wilderness. Choose from weekly camp sessions of nature camp, horse camp, adventure camp, art camp, archery camp, or teen leadership camp.

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See the beautiful vistas of the Backcountry Wilderness Area only accessible by horseback or horse-drawn hayride.

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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.

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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.

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The Backcountry Conservation & Education Fund's mission is to protect and conserve wildlife habitat and provide outdoor education and recreation opportunities in the HRCA Backcountry in order to promote and improve environmental literacy and ensure the conservation of the Backcountry for generations to come.

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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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