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One thing is for certain. Moose aren't the most eloquent creatures, but they sure are cool. Standing over six feet tall and weighing between 600 and 1,600 pounds, moose are a common sight within Rocky Mountain National Park and a visitor favorite.

But until the late 1970s it was rare to catch a glimpse of moose in Colorado, even though there are records of moose sightings as far back as the 1850s, according to an Aspen Daily News article. In 1978, Colorado Parks and Wildlife first introduced 12 moose from Utah to the area west of the Never Summer Mountains near the town of Walden. In 1979, another 12 from Wyoming were released in the same region in the Illinois River drainage. This early population thrived and some moved into the Laramie River

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What do you get when you combine the waters of a famous Colorado fishing river with a tailwater and 3.8 miles of water above another reservoir? You get a great place for fish to live and breed. This river also turns out to be a Gold Medal water with the nickname of the "Dream Stream". Where are we describing? It's the section of the South Platte River between Spinney and Elevenmile Reservoirs in South Park, also known as Spinney Mountain State Wildlife Area. In 2010, the State Wildlife Area (SWA) was renamed Charlie Meyers SWA, in honor of the well-known deceased Denver Post Outdoor writer.

This portion of the South Platte starts below Spinney Reservoir and meanders through grasslands for about 3.8 miles before entering Elevenmile Reservoir. The

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As Fall draws near, we have the opportunity to witness the spectacular event of Full Rut. If you are love watching Elk and capturing amazing photos and videos of these majestic creatures, now is the time.  Please respect the wildlife and do not feed them or approach them.

 

The meadows in Michigan Hill and Jefferson Heights are filled with large herds right now. Take a drive through these neighborhoods around dusk and bring your camera. If you do not see the Elk, just turn off your car and listen. Their Bugling will lead you straight to the herd.

 

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The first signs of fall are showing signs here in Park County! Who else can't can't wait for golden trails, dark beers and a pull over?

Great opportunity to get away into the hills and enjoy everything Fall has to offer in the Rocky Mountains. 

 

 

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Experience the Breck Film Fest like never before — from your car, your couch or anywhere in the world. While this year’s festival feels far from the usual four-day event in town, the show must go on and go on it will! This year the film fest has three world premiers and a great line up of Q&A’s – one featuring American Pie’s Jason Biggs.

This year’s festival will consist of two formats:

The Drive-In:  September 17-20 featuring:

  • “Jimmy Carter: Rock and Roll President”- This film may have you trying to re-elect Jimmy!
  • “Breathtaking K2” & “Huck Yeah” – The annual Adventure Reel is back and ready to stir the stoke on ski season 2020-2021
  • “The Cuban” – A film with diverse story lines featuring a Breck Film Fest Fan himself -Lou
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I am a willing participant for outdoor activities. The problem is there are too many in South Park.

We have Ground squirrel viewing......

Crows feeding on road kill viewing.........

Fishing in streams or on private property without permission........ Be respectful!

Shooting guns and building camp fires....

Wait, What, You can’t do them last two right now.........

The place is going to burn! Well I didn’t believe that slop until I got my TV fixed . Then I saw all the local news about these big fires. Oh boy was I wrong. I thought there was nothing I could do to start a fire that big. Just by dumping my Hash pipe in the woods when I was blitzed. Driving my atv with hot exhaust pipes in the tall grass. Shooting at that

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First thing’s first: when you’re checking out wildflowers in Colorado, you’ll need to know what to look for. There are literally hundreds of wildflowers that grow in Colorado, but here’s a list of some of the most common:

Colorado Blue Columbine

The Rocky Mountain Columbine is a gorgeous blue and white star-shaped flower you’ll find all over the state, which is appropriate since it’s our official state flower.

Indian Paintbrush

This tall flower with its cup-like bracts comes in a variety of colors, but you’ll most likely spot the red and orange varieties in Colorado.

Bluebell

Delicate bluebells look exactly like what the name implies.

Fireweed

Fireweed gets its name from its ability to grow so quickly and

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5 Tips to Save For Your Down Payment

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One of the best things about buying a property in a rural area is that if you qualify for a USDA loan, you won’t have to save a lot of money for down payment or closing costs. But on the flip side, you will be slapped with a long-term PMI payment.

In case you don’t qualify for a USDA loan, the best-case scenario is that you have saved at least 20% of a home's purchase price for a down payment, and about 5, 7% more for closing and other additional costs. A 20% down payment means that you don’t have to pay for PMI, and you also have a decent amount of equity in your property going in.

The problem is that 20% can be a significant sum. It’s $60,000 for a $300,000 property, which is more than the

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The town of Fairplay lies within the high, broad South Park valley, stretching over 900 square miles bordered by the Mosquito and Park mountain ranges.

 

Ute tribes summered in the region, and eventually French trappers arrived to hunt and trade in furs. By the mid-1800s, cattle and sheep operations moved in, but it was the discovery of gold in South Park in 1859 that brought large numbers of eager miners and the development of camps and towns like Fairplay.

 

A prospering mining industry encouraged migration to the South Park area, followed by permanent settlements. As more people moved in, the community demanded such skilled services as carpentry and blacksmithing. Wagon roads gave way to narrow gauge railways, and soon

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Located right off of Highway 285, Kenosha Pass and campground is known as one of the nation’s highest mountain passes, sitting at an elevation of 10,000 feet. This small, easily accessible campground is perfect for a family getaway, hiking, biking, backpacking and horseback riding on the lengthy trails. Take in the spectacular views of Mount Evans and Mount Bierstadt. 

 

FISHING: Jefferson Lake is a short 10 mile drive from Kenosha Pass and is known as one of the best fishing spots in Park County with incredible views and scenery. Make sure you stop by Jefferson Market on your way for Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner. Click the link for menu and pricing.  https://jeffersonmarket17.com/menu.

 

BE PREPARED: Thunderstorms are very common at

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