Summer in the Backcountry

The HRCA Backcountry Wilderness Area bustles with programs for all ages!

May 26, 2021

The HRCA Backcountry Wilderness Area bustles with Camp Backcountry kids, wildlife, horseback trail rides, archery, and community programs for all ages!

The Backcountry Outdoor Center, located at 6005 Ron King Trail in Highlands Ranch, is home to Base Camp, Archery Ranges, and Horse Corrals.

Here are the programs you can't miss this summer!

Camp Backcountry
June 1-August 6, Ages 5-13
From Mini Camp to Adventurers, Camp Backcountry is home to a summer's worth of exploring in the Backcountry Wilderness Area! 

Visit for more details and to register.

Backcountry Yoga Series
Select Summer Saturdays, Ages 18+
Invite fresh air and wild scenery into your practice at the Backcountry Yoga Summer Series for new and seasoned yoga lovers alike. The one-hour session, taught by an HRCA fitness instructor, is perfect for those new and seasoned yoga lovers alike.

Space is limited; reserve your spot online.

Backcountry Outdoor Movie Series
Fridays & Saturdays, June 4-September 4
Take in the cinema under the stars! Watch your favorite films on the giant outdoor movie screen at Backcountry Base Camp in your camp chair and blankets.

Films include everything from favorites from The Goonies to Marvel's Avengers to Trolls World Tour! Tickets are $25 per car and $30 per person for 21+ nights.

See the complete schedule and purchase your tickets at

Youth Drop-off Programs
Various Summer Dates, Ages 7+
Drop off your kid to build their dream fairy/gnome home, learn how to stargaze, hang with our goats, or try our orienteering challenge course!

Explore all the youth programs to see how much fun your kids can have in the Backcountry and register online.

Horseback Trail Rides
June 2-September 5, Ages 7+
Enjoy a one-hour horseback outing that meanders through a portion of the Backcountry Wilderness Area's 8,200-acres of wildlife conservation property.

Youth Archery Lessons
June 1-August 28, Ages 8-17
Hit the target with youth archery lessons at the Backcountry Outdoor Center Archery Range taught by skilled instructors from Quick Draw Archery. From safety to skills, this is the perfect way to try the fastest-growing Olympic sport.

HRCA Backcountry Wilderness Area
6005 Ron King Trail, Highlands Ranch