Enjoy this 40 acres with mountain views everywhere you look from this colorful Colorado land. This property is centrally located with gorgeous driving access to all of the big cities in Colorado like Colorado Springs, Pueblo, Boulder, and Denver.
From feeling the tug of a fish on your line to sipping hot cocoa with views of snow-capped peaks, this region of the state is a place meant for savoring life's finer things. Here, travelers will find an abundance of activities year-round. Life-long Colorado residents are still finding surprises in this land of dramatic peaks, fertile valleys, and majestic dunes.
Land Use: As this property is over 35 acres, Colorado State Law allows for a well for up to 3 houses, stock tanks, and the irrigation of 1 acre. With that said, please see the county zoning to fully understand the multitude of uses for this property. All other landowners in this area are off-grid. Neighboring property owners have invested in building breathtaking retreats that will only increase in value as more and more people are looking to take a break from their city lives. Neighboring structures are creative and well built for the perfect home getaway. This property has been used for grazing land in the past as there are nearby springs and creeks for watering. The previous owner lived on the property through all seasons for several years with his family. Two sheds and a small camper trailer remain on the NW parcel (SKU: PA-CO-002A) waiting for the next landowner looking for adventure.
See pages 14-15 of the zoning code to see all the potential uses for this land: https://parkco.us/DocumentCenter/View/264/Article-V?bidId=
Climate & Weather: South Park's climate varies widely across more than 1,700 square miles of alpine valleys and mountain peaks. The weather can be delightful, with summer days in the 70s and cool, crisp nights. At other times, temperatures can fall well below zero. The key to enjoying all the seasons in South Park is to be prepared. With over 300 sunny days a year in South Park, wear sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses for the best protection. The low humidity makes both high and low temperatures more comfortable, especially in the sun. In the summer, afternoon thunderstorms are common.
Elevation: The elevation is approximately 8,700 +/- feet above sea level. The thermometer drops about four degrees for every 1,000 feet above sea level, so if you travel to some of our highest peaks, be prepared.
Colorado is an outdoor paradise for sportsmen and vacationers, presenting a panorama of recreation opportunities. This property is surrounded by some of the best natural recreation available in America. More than one-third of Colorado’s land has been reserved for public recreation, with hundreds of thousands of acres operated by the U.S. Forest Service, the Colorado State Land Board, and the Colorado Department of Game, Fish, and Parks.
See this interactive map to see the extensive amount of activities in Park County: http://www.southparkheritage.org/interactive-map
Founded in 1880, Hartsel is known as “The Heart of Colorado”, due to its location at the geographic center of Colorado. Highway 24 runs through the commercial strip, which offers a restaurant, coffeehouse, gas station and a few stores. Outdoor recreation is the main draw to the area. The South Platte River flows through town offering great trout fishing year-round. Hunting is also popular on nearby federal lands and state wildlife areas. The town also gets a lot of traffic because it’s near the intersection of Highway 9 and Highway 24.
Lake George: https://www.uncovercolorado.com/towns/lake-george/
Lake George is tiny Highway 24 town known its world-class trout fishing. Both Spinney Mountain and Eleven Mile reservoir call Lake George home. The elevation of this unincorporated community is 7,992 feet. There’s one commercial strip with a bar, general store, motel, and Tumbling Trout fly-shop. In addition to fishing, you can view petrified redwoods at the nearby Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument. Scenic driving is also an option in Park County, with trips through the historic Eleven Mile Canyon and the Tarryall Valley, both close by.
Fairplay, Colorado: https://www.uncovercolorado.com/towns/fairplay/
Fairplay’s convenient location makes it a popular stopping point for those exploring the Central Rockies. It’s most known for housing South Park City, an Old West museum town, and the TV show based on the same name. The town lies at the junction of U.S. 285 and Highway 9, about an hour and a half from Denver. Heading north on State Highway 9, brings you to Breckenridge and heading south on Highway 9 takes you to Hartsel in 20 minutes. If you continue southwest on U.S. 285 you’ll end up by Buena Vista in under 45 minutes. While Fairplay, does house a ghost town museum called South Park City, it’s not the town of South Park. The TV show town is named for South Park, Colorado, a huge basin that encompasses Fairplay, Alma, Como, Jefferson, Tarryall, Hartsel, Guffey, and Lake George.
Breckenridge, Colorado: https://www.uncovercolorado.com/towns/breckenridge/
Much like Aspen and Vail, Breckenridge is a town that is known for its luxe ski resort, stunning mountain scenery, and endless recreation. The former mining town is lined with hundreds of restaurants, shops, and saloons. Breck attracts visitors from around the world. It probably has the most places to eat out of any mountain town, so it’s easy to find a great meal or happy hour. In the winter, Breckenridge is ideally, close to I-70, Denver, and other big ski resorts. There is no shortage of recreation around town. Snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, and dog sledding are just a few of the things to do.
Antero Reservoir: http://www.southparkheritage.org/trip-planner/fishing/antero-reservoir
Antero Reservoir is a premier recreation area in South Park managed by Denver Water. Antero is derived from the Spanish word "first," as it was the first dam on the South Platte River near the river's origin. The Antero Dam is an earth-fill dam built-in 1909. Geologists believe the reservoir occupies the site of a former lakebed, probably no more than 300 years old. Green Lake lies submerged within Antero Reservoir. In addition to the lake, stream, and ice fishing, the reservoir offers motorboating, sailboating, canoeing, kayaking, camping, and picnicking. Antero is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Spinney Mountain State Park: http://www.southparkheritage.org/trip-planner/hiking/spinney-mountain-state-park
For gold medal fishing, it’d be hard to find any better than Spinney Mountain Reservoir. Anglers can find shoreline or fly fishing, belly boating, or trolling opportunities in a peaceful and scenic setting. This isolated retreat is ideal for visitors seeking beautiful views of the Collegiate Mountain Range or just a little solitude from busy city life. Birders have plenty to see between the ducks, waders, and birds of prey. Boating enthusiasts can enjoy the 2,500 surface-acre reservoirs with two boat ramps that are available depending upon water levels.
Eleven Mile State Park: http://www.southparkheritage.org/trip-planner/natural-resources/eleven-mile-state-park-0
Anglers and writers consistently tout Eleven Mile’s large reservoir for its outstanding fishing. When not reeling in a rainbow, brown, cutthroat, kokanee or pike, there are nearly five miles of scenic hiking and biking trails that await exploration. Canoe the day away around the shores of the backcountry. Fish from the shore or a boat while enjoying scenic vistas. Camp comfortably in designated campsites located around the shoreline, nestled among trees in the backcountry, or tucked away in secluded canyon pockets and remote hillsides. Ideal wind conditions make Eleven Mile a popular but not overly crowded destination for sailing, windsurfing and winter ice boating on this wide-open reservoir. Motor boaters and kayakers also find plenty of room to play during the summer months. Many species of birds reside in or migrate through the park, making for wonderful bird watching prospects. Neighboring park, Spinney Mountain, offers additional opportunities for birding and fishing. Waterfowl hunting chances for a wide variety of ducks are excellent and are available each fall!
Pike & San Isabel National Forest: https://www.uncovercolorado.com/national-lands/pike-national-forest/
You can also drive just under an hour to the Pike National Forest. Most of the Pike National Forest in this area remains undeveloped, allowing the visitor to enjoy solitude. Tarryall Creek and Lost Park are jump-off points for the Lost Creek Wilderness, where motorized travel is prohibited. This 106,000-acre area provides remote recreational experience within an hour’s drive of Colorado Springs. The landscape is shaped via spires, turrets, and rugged mountain crests. Along with its scenic views, the region offers incredible opportunities to study geological features.
- Eleven Mile State Park (Reservoir) | 41 mi, 1 hour, 3 minutes
- Spinney Mountain State Park (Reservoir) | 35 mi, 53 minutes
- Pike and San Isabel National Forests & Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands | 16 mi, 37 minutes
- Hartsel, CO | 19 mi, 35 minutes
- Antero (Reservoir) | 30 mi, 52 minutes
- Fairplay, CO | 38 mi, 53 minutes
- Buena Vista, CO | 48 mi, 1 hour, 5 minutes
- Woodland Park (Walmart) & (HOSPITAL) | 65 mi, 1 hour, 24 minutes
- Leadville, CO | 82 mi, 1 hour, 42 minutes
- Breckenridge, CO | 56 mi, 60 mi, 1 hour, 28 minutes
- Colorado Springs, CO | 83 mi, 1 hour, 51 minutes
- Pueblo, CO | 113 mi, 2 hours, 17 minutes
- Denver, CO | 122 mi, 2 hours, 29 minutes
- Boulder, CO | 129 mi, 134 mi, 2 hours, 48 minutes
See this interactive map to get a lay of the land: https://drive.google.com/open?id=15520U1vpdVvPqgmqBmbhM5Guvef3yln9&usp=sharing