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BackCountry’s 2nd Annual Yappy Hour Dog Swim

by | September 8th, 2017

BackCountry’s furry family members enjoyed an evening of getting their paws wet at the Sundial House pool. The dogs enjoyed the music, caricature photos, music and closing down the pool.

Where to feel the wind run through your fur

by | January 6th, 2014

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If you’re a new BackCountry resident of the four-legged variety, you may be wondering:

Where can I ditch the leash?

Good news, you free-spirited canines. Highlands Ranch offers an abundance of terrific places to chase Frisbees, balls, playmates—or just your own tail—without that pesky leash cramping your style. And best of all, there’s a great dog park just two shakes of an Afghan’s tail from BackCountry.

Fido’s Field at Foothills Park (1042 Riddlewood Drive) offers two acres of play space, water (during irrigation season), benches, and shade. It’s also located next to Foothills Park, where owners can do their own socializing with a 40-person shelter, BBQ grills, basketball courts, and sports fields.

Perfect for a quick Saturday morning field trip, Chatfield Reservoir’s Dog Off-Leash Area may induce a wee bit of hysteria upon arrival at the 69 acres of open space, including miles and miles of walking trails and two ponds—with all the geese one could hope to bark at.

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Here are a few other good options to explore:

Hound Hill at Highland Heritage Park 
(9651 S. Quebec St.)
: Nearly three acres of romp space, benches, water (in season), shade, and restrooms.

Rover’s Run at Redstone Park 
(3280 Redstone Park Circle)
: Three acres that provide tons of room to run, water (in season), benches, picnic tables, shade, restrooms, and a walking trail for the humans.

Digger’s at Dad Clark Park 
(3385 Astorbrook Circle): Two acres, fully fenced, picnic tables, and water (in season).

All that said, you don’t even have to leave BackCountry to play amid some pretty amazing places. Of course, like other metro area communities, BackCountry has a leash law in place to keep everyone safe. But what other communities don’t have is beautiful, mountain-view parks like Solstice, Overlook, and Reflection. Or miles of trails. Or 467 private acres of wilderness. So, to leash or not to leash…either way works just fine.

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