West Big Dry Creek Trail is a 7.7 mile loop trail located near Highlands Ranch, Colorado. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for trail running and mountain biking.
I really enjoyed this hike once I found it. The directions take you to an elementary school, but if you park at the Highlands Ranch South Ridge recreation center, the trail runs right along there. Yes, it's a paved pathway at first. Just follow it until you cross the road and that's when the real hiking trail begins.
The first couple of miles are on a sidewalk and in a valley between houses. You also will have to cross a couple of streets. After that it's beautiful!