Highlands Ranch S. Ridgeline Outer Loop

MODERATE 3 reviews
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Highlands Ranch S. Ridgeline Outer Loop is a 5.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Highlands Ranch, Colorado that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
449 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

hiking
3 days ago

Great little gem close to town. Nice parking lot at trailhead. Fairly easy walking on the packed gravel path for the first section of the East West Trail heading west then gets steeper as you get closer to the West Big Dry Creek intersection. Numerous options including heading into the Backcountry trails if you are a Highlands Ranch resident (bring your Rec center card) or I continued west on the East West trail. Beautiful views in all directions. Not overly crowded for a Sunday morning. Will definitely go back and explore the side trails.

hiking
10 days ago

Nice parking lot at trailhead. The first part of the trail is wide smooth gravel high on a mesa. Beautiful peak to peak views and not much development. Then you are diverted off into a hilly maze of single track. I had to dodge quite a few mountain bikes. Bring a good map or fully charged phone. There are lots of opportunities to make a wrong turn. Pretty place with a mountain bike focus.