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The South Park Basin

 


 

 

South Park is a grassland flat within the basin formed by the Rocky Mountains' Mosquito and Park Mountain Ranges[1] within central Colorado. This high valley ranges in elevation from approximately 9,000 to 10,000 ft (3,000 m). It encompasses approximately 1,000 square miles (2,590 km² or 640,000 acres) around the headwaters of the South Platte River in Park County approximately 60 mi (100 km) southwest of Denver. It is the largest and southernmost of three similarly named high altitude basins in the Front Range of Colorado, the others being North Park and Middle Park. The largest town in the basin is Fairplay, with a population of 681.

 

Geologically, the valley is a wide faulted syncline of sedimentary

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HISTORY OF THE CLINE RANCH

 

The main ranch house was built in 1928 by the ranch owner, Foster Cline, Sr., a prominent Denver attorney. The ranch was owned by and associated with Cline and his family for about 80 years and while the house was primarily used as a residence for the ranch managers, Cline and his family reportedly stayed in the house occasionally and spent most of their time on the ranch, during summers, in a smaller cabin across Highway 285 from the main house on Tarryall Creek.

 

The Tarryall Ranch was apparently the name given to the property by Foster Cline, the owner of the ranch from the 1920s until his death in 1969 at age 89. The ranch is also known commonly as the Cline Ranch. The ranch reportedly was known as the

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Improve your Property for Short Term Rentals

 Vacation House

Short-term rentals are becoming more and more popular by the day. No matter where you are on the planet, chances are there is a Short-term rental listing near you. Over 2 million people stay in a property listed with Airbnb per night. Airbnb is a famous short-term rental service, and there are over 660,000 listings just in the US.

So how can you be a part of it? It’s easy to list your home as for a short-term rental, but it’s not as easy to attract potential guests and start generating a decent amount of cash from this activity. There are two ways you can improve your short-term guest traffic. One is to improve your listing techniques and SEO to make sure your ad attracts most traffic. Secondly, you

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The winter season is a magical time of the year to visit Colorado. It’s the perfect season for unique activities like dog-sledding, ice climbing, and snowshoeing. Here are 10 winter adventures you’ll find in Colorado that should be on your bucket list.

1. Ice Castles

Photo Credit: Ice Castles, A.J Mellor.Photo Credit: Ice Castles, A.J Mellor.

The Dillon Ice Castles offers a winter experience unlike any other in the state. The castles are built by ice artists in Dillon’s Town Park, featuring slides, fountains, tunnels, thrones, crawl spaces, and towers that dazzle with LED color-changing lights and music. Tickets normally sell out pretty fast, so be sure to grab them in advance. Get all the details here.

2. Ice Climbing

A woman climbs a frozen waterfall. Photo Credit: frontpoint (iStock).Photo Credit: frontpoint (iStock).

Dig your axes into frozen

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Park County’s weather can change very rapidly.  From sunshine one minute to blowing snow with no visibility in just a few minutes.  It is not unusual to get ground blizzards with winds up to 70+ mph.  Sometimes we experience a high travel volume as the highway is a designated alternate route during closures of I70.  Additionally watch for wildlife on the roads as we have a very large population of elk, deer, antelope and a growing moose population.   Be prepared for our tricky and sometimes dangerous winter driving conditions.  Always check COTrip.org before making the drive up. 

 

Below are a few tips that will help you to be a safer driver during the winter: Please note that 4 wheel drive vehicles do not stop faster on ice or snow than 2 wheel

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BRECKENRIDGE INTERNATIONAL SNOW SCULPTURE CHAMPIONSHIP - 2020

The 30th Annual Breckenridge International Snow Sculpture Championship will be held in Historic Downtown Breckenridge January 20th – January 24th. 16 teams from around the World will be transforming 20-tons of ice into hand carved works of art.

Admission is free and the venue will include a Children’s Event, Fine Arts and Winter Holiday Celebration. Public Transportation and off-site parking is available. The event will close January 29th at 7:00 PM and all sculptures will be taken down.

 

 

 

LORA ALEXANDER

BROKER ASSOCIATE
JEFFERSON REAL ESTATE, INC.
Direct: (719) 838-7003

Mobile: (303) 514-9935 Mobile  

E-mail: Lora@JeffReal.com   

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The enjoyment of the great outdoors is one of the main reasons we recreate – “to get away from it all”!! Snowmobile access to trails provides the opportunity to explore and enjoy the great outdoors.

 

 PROPER CLOTHING

  •          Snowmobile riders may find themselves in harsh weather conditions. Today’s snowmobile clothing is excellent at providing warmth and preventing wind and moisture from chilling a rider. Do not cut corners when purchasing your riding gear because it is your best protection against the elements. Be sure to select garments that do not absorb moisture, robbing you of body heat.
  •          Wear a helmet when snowmobiling. It is your head’s best protection in case of an accident. It is also the best protection from wind and
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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.

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New 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?

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