In 1988, a groundbreaking partnership changed BackCountry’s future – by not changing it. Over 25 years ago, the developer of BackCountry agreed with Douglas County, the Highlands Ranch Community Association and Sand Creek Cattle Company to preserve this land — and protect it for future generations, “for the purpose of…administering these lands for use in perpetuity for open space, recreation purposes, public facilities and wildlife habitat enhancement.”
It was one of the first agreements of its kind. And this innovative pact is what has made it possible for the Backcountry Wilderness Area to be dedicated for those uses. Stewardship of the land makes this an important place to be a part of, and a beautiful place to call home.
Within the neighborhood, trails wind to parks, open space and the Sundial House. Follow these trails a bit farther, and you’ll discover the Backcountry Wilderness Area, over 460 acres of flora and fauna that changes from season to season – and never fails to amaze and inspire.
It’s a serene escape, and a place where the great outdoors is still great.