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Curious about what it's like on The Colorado Trail? This 486 mile hiking trail has three segments cutting through the South Park National Heritage Area, and in this episode we sit down and speak to an amazing couple who is attempting to hike it in 38 days. If you want to hear more about their adventure dig in deeper into the conversation on our sister podcast, a Slice of South Park. 
http://www.southparkheritage.org/slice-south-park-podcast
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P.S. To donate to this couple's cause visit:
https://www.instagram.com/thehikingheeler/?hl=en

 

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For Heart stopping grandeur!!!

Park County is many things but the shear beauty is simply never ending.  From the Grand Peaks over 14,000 feet, the Valley Rivers, Rolling Forest Hills, amazing wildlife and views that stretch for MILES!!!  Come on up and have a look at everything that a piece of Park County Real Estate have to offer you in relaxation, solitude and of course value.  We have an amazing selection to choose from… Land, Cabins and Homes and much more!!!

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When you purchase or mortgage a home or land, you sign a lot of paperwork. After closing, you get your deed and maybe an owner’s title insurance policy. Much work goes on behind the scenes under the roof of an attorney’s office, a title insurance company, or even a county courthouse to insure that there's clear title to the property. Although title searches are performed most commonly for the purpose of issuing title insurance, other reasons do exist.

Establishing Clear Title

When you are buying property, you want to know that it has clear title. Clear title means that no problems were revealed -- from a diligent search of the courthouse records -- that would cause your future ownership interest in the property to be questioned. A title

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Alma is a high mountain town, situated about thirty minutes south of Breckenridge. It’s the highest incorporated municipality in the U.S., at 10,578 ft. It’s located just north of Fairplay and the intersection of Highway 285 and U.S. 9.

Alma Colorado Homes for Sale

Recreation

Camping:

  • There are a number of car camping spots on the road between Alma and Kite Lake. From Main St in town, take a left on County Rd 8. The road goes 5.5 miles to the Kite Lake Trailhead.

Fishing:

  • In addition to Kite Lake mentioned above, the Montgomery Reservoir is a great choice less than 6 miles from town. Head north on US 9 toward Breckenridge. Make a right in 5.5 miles on County Rd 4 and follow to the lake.

Background

Alma

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Como is a tiny former railroad community tucked away about one mile off of Highway 285. It’s located ten miles east of Fairplay.

There’s not much open in Como, except for an art gallery. The Mountain Man Gallery offers wildlife photography, jewelry and wood carvings. However, there is some traffic through town via Boreas Pass.

Homes for Sale in Como Colorado

History

The region’s first gold strike was at Tarryall in 1859, not far from Como. Coal mining boomed in 1871 for Como. Once the train arrived in 1879, Como thrived as the largest town in Park County, near 500. It was named after some local workers hometown in Italy.

It was a major hub of the railway for the Denver, South Park & Pacific Railway with up to 26 trains passing

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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.

The town lies at the junction of U.S. 285 and Highway 9, about an hour and a half from Denver. Heading north on Highway 9, brings you to Breckenridge and heading south on 285 takes you to the Buena Vista.

Homes for Sale in Fairplay Colorado

Main Attractions

South Park City – A restored 19th century mining camp and museum. There are some original buildings and others were imported from South Park, a 900 square mile basin in the Rockies.

Background

Fairplay is the statutory town that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Park County,

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Jefferson lies in the northern end of South Park, a huge, open valley.There’s a general store, gas station and cafe in town.

The Hungry Moose Caboose serves up burgers and shakes seasonally to satisfy the summer passer-byers. There’s also a historic railroad depot and one-room schoolhouse in Jefferson.

The town is about twenty minutes east of Fairplay on Highway 285, at the western start of Kenosha Pass. The elevation is 9,501 feet.

Homes For Sale in Jefferson Colorado

Recreation

Camping – If you want to camp off the grid, Lost Park has the campsites. There are numerous free, dispersed campsites once you get several miles back on Lost Park Road (1 miles east of town, take right (going south). This deadends at a Lost

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Should you winterize your cabin…. or leave it on?  This comes down to personal preference and how much you come up in the winter.

Winter is amazing in Park County and in my opinion one of the best times to be up here!!  Wildlife wanders into residential areas more, the quiet falling snow around the Cabin and of course snow ball fights with the kids.

A Couple things you should ask yourself… how often do you come up?  Will you be up in the winter?

If you are coming up at least every two weeks them most folks will leave their cabin “On”.  This is just simply turning down the heat and closing up the blinds and lastly turning off the well pump.

Some Basics to Shut Down:

  • Always turn off your well pump!!  Even if you come up every single
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Current Hours – Sunrise to Sundown as long as the gate is open and road is not drifted shut in the winter.

$10 at the box near the range hut.

Update: 2015

DOW has taken over management.

From the Flume:
UPDATE: 8-17-2013 – The Pistol and Rifle Ranges opened up.

The South Park Shooting Range could open as early as this summer.The range is on Elkhorn Road, also known as County Road 15, about one mile east of U.S. 285 near Como.The land is owned equally by Park County and Colorado Parks and Wildlife. When the shooting range opens, it will be managed by Fairplay-based South Park Shooting Association.It was reported in the July 3, 2009, Flume that the shooting range would open in Sept. 2009. In the Feb. 25, 2011, Flume, it was reported the

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No Spring Skips its Turn!!

Hello Park County Neighbors,

Outside the window there is a bit of snow, bare branches, blue sky, meandering clouds, yet with all this you still feel old man winters fingers loosening his grip on the South Park area, as a matter of fact water is running on the top of the ice of Jefferson Creek behind the office.  The snow pack is above average for this time of year and the forecast says we should have storms rolling through regularly to make spring nice and bright.

We are beginning to see some dates coming out for some of the summer gatherings and events in South Park.  Don’t forget to pick up your copy of “Summer in the Park” when it comes out later this year put out by The Flume.  This will have the most complete

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