Welcome to BackCountry
An exclusively Colorado experience
Located in Highlands Ranch, the BackCountry neighborhood is situated on the south side of town. It consists of a unique, gated subdivision made up of several builders and beautiful custom homes nestled against the backdrop of mountains. This gated neighborhood boasts some of the newest homes in Highlands Ranch, many of which have incorporated stunning outdoor living spaces into the design. The BackCountry wilderness extends over an expansive 8,200-acres, connecting residents with nature in their very own backyard.
Living in BackCountry enables residents to enjoy luxurious spa-like amenities, with the Sundial House at the hub of it all. This private lodge offers a resort-style outdoor pool, community rooms, spa treatment rooms, fitness studios, and an outdoor amphitheater that hosts concerts.
What to Love
- Highly-rated educational institutions
- Luxurious amenities, including fitness centers, gatehouses, and trails
- Close proximity to nature
There’s no doubt that BackCountry has gained a reputation for being a haven for nature enthusiasts. It’s become a highly sought-after place to reside for those who want access to outdoor recreational opportunities, whether it’s hiking or bird watching. BackCountry attracts individuals who want to escape from the hustle and bustle of city life and opt for living in a place that abounds in quiet and privacy. Its laid-back and peaceful ambiance are some of its most attractive qualities and something you can look forward to when living here.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Life in Highland Park’s BackCountry is far from boring. On the contrary, residents can take advantage of the dining, entertainment, and shopping options. Wine and dine at Indugle Bistro & Wine Bar, a local restaurant known for its premium wine selection and upscale dining expereince. Take your meal to the next level by ordering a craft cocktail or wine from the extensive wine menu. For an adult’s evening out, check out Pikes Pub — an exclusive wine bar and bistro for BackCountry members and their guests. Happy Hour takes place every Friday and Saturday from 4 to 6 PM.
If shopping is your guilty pleasure, make plans to check out the Highlands Ranch Town Center. This shopping mall consists of nearly 30 stores, a unique mix of shops and eateries. Kick-off your weekends at the Highlands Ranch Farmers Market, which takes place from May through October. Located in the Highlands Ranch Town Center, this vibrant farmers market offers everything from fresh produce to baked goods to farm-fresh eggs.
Things to Do
Living in BackCountry means that you can look forward to an exciting list of things to do including a number of events that bring the community together. This includes events such as the BackCountry’s Egg-Stravaganza in the spring or the Annual Run Wild 5K in the summer.
Immerse yourself in the history of the area by visiting the Highlands Ranch Museum. Located within a 250-acre park, this historic mansion has been home to some of the area’s most notable families. Guests are invited to participate in a self-guided historic tour of the mansion’s interior.
Schools serving BackCountry are part of the highly regarded Douglas County School District. Top educational institutions include:
- Bear Canyon Elementary School, PK-6
- Ben Franklin Academy, PK-8
- Rock Canyon High School, 9-12, received the College Success Award in 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2022
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