Just south of Denver, Highlands Ranch offers the best of the city and the suburbs. Here are some things to do, restaurants to check out, and parks to visit in Highlands Ranch.


1. Grist Brewing Company

Highlands Ranch’s only brewery, Grist Brewing Company is located at 9150 Commerce Center Circle, Suite 300. Their location features a taproom with beer that is fresh from the fermenter. Their styles of beer include a variety of popular styles, such as – kolsch, hefeweizen, milk stout, and IPAs, and also a mix of “creative beers” (small batch, seasonal, or one-off beers) such as – a Berliner weisse, s’mores stout, Belgium strong ale, and barley wine. Check out their website for their latest taproom selections.

Open Hours:

Mon.-Thurs. 1PM-10PM

Fri. 1PM-11PM

Sat. 12PM-11PM

Sun. 12PM-9PM

2. Highlands Ranch Mansion

Built over 120 years ago, the Highlands Ranch Mansion is one of the most unique buildings in Colorado and is located at 9950 E Gateway Drive. The mansion is a sprawling 27,000 square feet with 14 bedroom and 11 bathrooms. It is opened year round and and tours on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays.

Open Hours:

Mon. 3PM-7PM

Tues. and Thurs. 9AM-2PM

3. Highlands Ranch Golf Club

Highlands Ranch Golf Club is located at 9000 Creekside Way and features an 18-hole golf course perfect for all abilities. It is owned and operated by the University of Denver and offers green fee discounts to local residents.

Open Hours:

January 1st – November 30th

Tee times starting at 7AM


1. Old Blinking Lighting

This trendy restaurant features an industrial esthetic to go along with it’s excellent food. Located at 9344 Dorchester Street, its menu is described as “American food with Southwestern soul” and serves lunch and dinner every day.

Open Hours:

Lunch, 7 days a week 11:30AM-4PM

Happy Hour Mon.-Sat. 4PM-6PM

Dinner, Sun. 5PM-8PM, Mon.-Thurs. 5PM-9PM, Fri.-Sat. 5PM-10PM

2. Crave Real Burgers

This isn’t your typical burger joint. Located at Highlands Ranch Town Center, 9344 Dorchester Street, Crave Real Burgers’ menu features your burger staples, as well as more creative (and not-very-waistline-friendly) selection such as the Nutty Professor (burger with peanut butter, bacon, jalapenos, and onions) and the Luther (burger with bacon, cheddar, egg, onion, with 2 glazed donuts as the bun).

Open Hours:

Sun.-Thurs. 11AM – 9PM

Fri.-Sat. 11AM-9:30PM

3. Egg and I

The Egg and I is a great breakfast spot located at Highlands Ranch Town Center, 9344 Dorchester Street. There menu features American staples such as waffles, pancakes, eggs, and omelettes. They also offer typical lunch fare, such as salad, soup, and sandwiches.

Open Hours:

Mon.-Fri. 6AM-2PM

Sat.-Sun. 7AM-2:30PM


1. Daniels Park

If you are looking for a place to watch the sunset, Daniels Park is the place. Located South of Highlands Ranch and features easy hikes ranging from .2miles to 5.4miles.

Open Hours:

All Seasons

2. Paintbrush Park

Located at 4901 Valleybrook Drive, Paintbrush Park is a great place to kids for playtime and a picnic. It features a playground, restrooms, sports fields and courts, BBQ grill, and picnic tables. You can also reserve the park shelter area online for group parties or activities.

Open Hours:

Everyday, 5AM-11PM

3. Chatfield State Park

Looking for a place to cool off during warm weather? Chatfield State Park is located at 11500 N. Roxborough Park Road and features a large lake which welcomes boaters of all types. There are also campsites, hiking trails, and horse riding in the park.

Open Hours:

Everyday, 5AM-10PM with 24 hour access for campers, fisherman with a valid license, and boaters.