Edgemont Highlands is a residential community in Durango that still offers an outdoor lifestyle! The community offers river access, a community garden, and public art as just some of the amenities that our residents have full access to.
The extensive private trail system is phenomenal, with each home having easy access to over ten miles of walking and hiking trails. Walking paths offer a flatter surface across more gentle terrain. Hiking trails are rough cut, similar to National Forest trails, and provide access to the more undisturbed areas of the property. The Pioneer Trail on the far western end provides direct access to the National Forest and is bicycle friendly.
The Lodge is comprised of a large meeting room with floor to ceiling windows, an impressive rock fireplace, offices, a kitchen, and restrooms. Adjacent to the Lodge is an enclosed mailroom. Just off the patios, demonstration gardens offer examples of the xeric landscaping guidelines and provide an outdoor location for summer festivities. The Lodge provides a great place for the community to meet as a group and also provides residents a location to host private gatherings in a warm and inviting atmosphere.
Highlands Community Garden
Tended by volunteers, the herb garden is located adjacent to the Lodge, and provides fresh herbs from spring through late fall. It’s easy to stop by and snip a handful of flavor to enhance your next meal! A simple marking system lets everyone know which herbs are ready for harvesting, and which ones need a rest to regenerate.
Florida River Access
Residents have access to over a mile and a half of Florida River hiking and exceptional catch and release fishing. This beautiful stretch of river offers many opportunities for quiet early morning strolls, exciting fly fishing, wildlife watching, or just relaxing while listening to the gentle sounds of the river. Fish stocking occurs each spring, and there are lots of volunteers offering to help transport the fish into the river.
The inclusion of public art is an important feature of Edgemont Highlands. Local metal sculptor Dave Claussen created the giant steel pine cone at the east entrance, as well as the oak leaves at the west entrance welcoming residents and visitors in a playful, understated way. Environmental artist Mary Ellen Long completed dozens of installations along the trail system, incorporating indigenous materials from the site. These pieces add a richness and unique character to the land.
As an Edgemont Highlands homeowner, one of your most valuable benefits is the assurance that the architectural guidelines and covenants provide. They offer homeowners direction for the use of their site and design of their home, resulting in a sense of community, preservation of the natural beauty, harmonious residential design, and enhanced property values.
Natural gas, phone, electric, and cable are stubbed to each lot line, and high speed internet is available through several suppliers. All utilities are underground. Edgemont Ranch Metropolitan District (ERMD) provides water and sewer services, road maintenance, and snow plowing. There are no water and sewer tap fees.