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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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Long-term vs. Short-term Vacation Rentals

Short Term Vacation Rental

 Vacation rentals have gained a lot of popularity in the past decade, thanks mostly to online services and the ability to market your home or a secondary property as a rental, without going through the official real estate mumbo jumbo. Vacation properties are a decent alternative to a hotel, and it has a personal (sometimes rustic) touch that many travelers and people on vacation prefer over the professionalism of hotels. Plus, they can be a cost-friendly option.

Vacation homes have been a thing before the advent of the internet, especially in places where it’s not feasible to build and profit from a hotel. There is a choice for investors and homeowners, who want to rent out part of their own residence

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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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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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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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