This 0.21 acre lot is within the Forest Lakes Community, which sits between the Town of Bayfield and the San Juan Mountains steps from Durango in the Pine River Valley. The community is located about 8 miles north of Bayfield, CO, and is the largest subdivision in Southwestern Colorado. The subdivision encompasses approximately 1,865 acres, and consists of 1,600 parcels with approximately 2,000 residents.
Within the subdivision there are 3 parks for residents to use and enjoy: Lake Simpatico, the Community Center Park and the park on Meadowbrook Drive. Lake Simpatico is a private lake that is stocked annually. Only Forest Lakes’ residents are permitted to use this lake.
Nearby Natural Attractions
Vallecito Lake: Breathtaking mountain views and clear sparkling waters make Vallecito Lake one of Colorado’s best kept secrets. The lake has about 12 miles of shoreline and sits right in the middle of the San Juan National Forest. Here you can hike, fish, hunt, rent boats, tour carvings and more! Best part of all: it takes less than 15 minutes to get here from the property.
Mesa Verde National Park: Established in 1906, this park preserves the heritage of the Ancestral Pueblo people who made it their home for over 700 years. Today, there are over 600 cliff dwellings preserved, and numerous touring, hiking, and camping options for the adventurous. This National Park is 55 miles west of the property.
San Juan National Forest encompasses about 1.8 million acres and is only 50 miles from the property. Here, the terrain ranges from high-desert mesas to alpine peaks, with thousands of miles of back roads and trails to explore.
The Weminuche Wilderness: At three quarters the size of Rhode Island, the Weminuche Wilderness is the largest Wilderness area in Colorado at 499,771 acres. The Weminuche spans the Continental Divide, North America's geological backbone, with its headwaters diverted to both the Pacific and Atlantic oceans. Eolus, Sunlight, and Windom peaks rise above 14,000 feet, while many others reach above 13,000 feet. With an average elevation of 10,000 feet above sea level, the Weminuche is rugged country!
Nearby Towns to the Property:
Durango (20 mi)
Hermosa (28 mi)
Hesperus (32 mi)
Ignacio (15 mi)
Pagosa Springs (48 mi)