Backcountry Wilderness Area

6005 Ron King TrailHighlands Ranch, CO 80125
Phone: (303) 471-7020Website: Visit Website Google Map

Children grow best outside!

One of the gems of Douglas County is the Backcountry Wilderness Area, with 8,200 acres of conservation space and experiential, hands-on outdoor activities and environmental education for all ages.

Pony Programs

Introduce your young horse enthusiast (ages 3-6) to equestrian life at the Horse Corrals. Grow their skills from Pony Rides and small group lessons (Mini Manes and Pony Tails) to Little Equestrians private lessons. Learn more about Pony Programs.

Youth Nature Programs

Fun nature programs for ages 7-13 are a great way for your child to experience the Backcountry after dark, roast marshmallows around the campfire, and learn about a new subject while parents enjoy a night out.

2022 Family Spotlight Award Winner for Best Youth Programs

Community Nature Programs

Find your wild with Community Programs for children and families, such as Constellations and Cocoa, Full Moon Hikes, Survival Skills, and more. Learn more about Community Programs.