Park County Realty Blog

Lying beneath a starry canopy and drifting off to the sound of nature is just one draw to camping in Park County, Colorado.  Breathtaking natural beauty, few bugs, and the abundance of outdoor activities at your fingertips make Park County one of the most popular places to camp.  There are 29 Forest Service campgrounds in Park County, ranging from 7,900 feet to 12,000 feet in elevation.  Eleven Mile Reservoir State Park also has 324 developed campsites.  Tarryall Reservoir State Wildlife Area has many free campsites on a first- come first-served basis.  Whether you’re resting in a trailer, RV or tent, you can’t go wrong with a weekend near the water. 

Looking to sleep next to some 14ers?  On the western end of Park County sits the stunning Mosquito

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FAIRPLAY The South Park Sertoma organization is holding its annual Victorian & Cowboy Christmas Ball on Saturday, Dec. 14, from 7:30 p.m. to midnight at the Fairplay Hotel.Musical entertainment will be provided by the 4th Artillery Quadrille Ensemble and dance instructions will be given. Victorian or pre-1900 Cowboy attire is required. 

25th Annual Victorian & Cowboy Ball, live music, food, cash bar, dancing in the round, costumes and silent auction. Location will be American Legion, 601 Clark Street.

719-836-2622. 

www.fairplayco.us/victorianball, (flyer)

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ABOUT THE ABOMINABLE WINTER ADVENTURE RUN:  http://www.abominablerun.com

It’s time to don your best flannel shirts, strap on those bib snow-pants and wear your best fuzzy hat!

Abominable events are not for those warm weather loving folks; we are all about celebrating everything winter has to offer.

Our winter adventure run will have your heart racing and not just because of the 10,000 foot altitude, this fun yet challenge course will have you climbing over and crawling through obstacles, running in deep snow through scenic woods and fields and sledding down steep inclines.

1507737_849697988427525_6777199608950347108_n-1.jpgNew to the event this year is our first annual “Mountain Man” contest.  Can you grow the best mountain man beard and represent with the best matching flannel?

Post run

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December 11–15, 2019

Ullr Fest will celebrate 57 years this December 11-15, 2019, and the Town of Breckenridge invites snow lovers of all ages to join the party. During Ullr Fest in Historic Breckenridge, don’t be surprised to see horned Viking hats adorning the heads of skiers and snowboarders. Join us for the biggest bonfire in town and more than 12,000 Ullr enthusiasts filling the streets for the Ullr Parade with crazy float participants skiing off jumps on Main Street or gliding along town in a hot tub. Pray for snow with us and Ullr himself… he’s ready for a good party.

  • Take part in the Ullr Parade down Main Street
  • Break the 2019 Breckenridge Distillery Shot Ski “unofficial” World Record
  • Prove your dedication to the cold at the
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December 7, 2019

The first weekend in December begins Breckenridge’s annual transformation into a sparkling holiday scene. Participate in the Race of the Santas, where hundreds of jolly look-alikes race down Main Street, watch as Santa uses his magic to light up the town for the winter season, and dress up the pups for the Holiday Dog Parade.

  • Race of the Santas down Main Street
  • Moose March kid’s race
  • Holiday Dog Parade
  • Lighting of Breckenridge
  • Meet Santa
  • Register for Race of the Santas

3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. - Snowman Building Competition

 

3:45 p.m. - Holiday Dog Parade

 

4:20 p.m. - Moose March

 4:30 p.m. - Race of the Santas

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South park hunting in an all draw area. With Hunt units 49, 50,500 and 501 that are all draw areas. You can see game off of the highways and back roads here. The herds are very well managed by the Division of Wildlife. This offers hunters  a healthy  and robust population of antelope , elk, moose and deer. There are sheep and goat units here also but a much harder proposition to obtain a license. For the none hunter there is a great opportunity to view these species here in the Park all year long. That being said hunting is also the herd management tool that has been proven to work to keep the game population to a size that this area can support. And it is the local hunters way of obtaining a source of non-chemically enhanced,  great tasting protein.

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Jefferson Lake

Jefferson Lake is one of the highest lakes sitting at more than 10,000 feet and is also one of the first lakes to freeze each season. The water at Jefferson Lake rarely reaches more than 50 degrees and is primarily manages as a “catchable” Rainbow Trout fishery, with plenty of Mackinaw mixed in. Other species include: Kokanee Salmon, Rainbow Trout, Brook Trout and Cutthroat. Jefferson Lake is a wakeless boating lake with Seasonal access.

 

Tarryall Reservoir

Tarryall Reservoir is a very popular fishing and camping destination since re-opening in 2005. Tarryall Reservoir offers some of the best fishing in Park County, with easy access year-round. The CPW has been stocking the lake with mid-size Rainbows mixed with Northern Pike.

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Our next official Season in South Park is around the Corner.  CUTTING DOWN YOUR CHRISTMAS TREE!!!  You will barely see a vehicle without a tree on top of it from Thanksgiving through Christmas.  Below is information you will need before heading out for the Perfect Tree.

Firewood and Christmas Trees

Most national forests allow users to harvest trees for personal use firewood and Christmas trees, but you must first have a Forest Service-issued permit and you must follow specific guidelines, which can vary from forest to forest. 

Here are some general guidelines: 

  •          Contact the forest district office nearest you to obtain a permit for home firewood, Christmas tree and tree cutting instructions.
  •          Wood or Christmas trees
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TRAIL LISTINGS IN THE PARK COUNTY AREA

General Hiking Info & Suggested Guidelines – With the freedom that hiking, horse riding & mountain biking offer comes the responsibility to care for the environment and to respect the rights of others.  The complex ecological interrelationship in which our wildlands have existed for thousands of years can easily be upset or even destroyed by the careless recreationist.  If our wildlands are to exist for future generations to enjoy please adopt the backcountry ethic of “take only photographs & leave only footprints.”

Before The Trip & While Recreating:  The Seven Priciples of Leave No Trace

  • Plan Ahead & Prepare
  • Travel & Camp on Surable Surfaces
  • Dispose of Waste Properly
  • Leave What You
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Oh Boy first snow this season. A little soon . Still color on the trees. First closure of Highway 285. Semis wrecking on Kenosha Pass. Ice on roads . Bald tires on trucks and cars. Bad drivers on road. On our end lots of new listings and the sun is scheduled to come back Friday. Still can look at stuff with no problems. Loan rates are great and people who have had their stuff on the market want to sell. Good time to make an offer. Sellers get nervous when it snows also. Call me and I will set you up and stop for some fresh donuts for us. Nobody is on a diet yet here. Thanks And hope to see you before it really gets nasty. The crew

 

Richard Poveromo

Jefferson Real Estate, Inc.

Direct-719.838.7002

Cell-719.839.1083

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