Michigan Hill is a small community built on a hilly peak overlooking the northern end of Colorado's historic South Park Basin. Residents here benefit from easy access to nearby Fairplay, private fishing access, fantastic views, and a fine selection of custom homes. Other nearby attractions include Jefferson Lake, the charming town of Jefferson, and the vast protected wilderness areas and mountains that surround the area.
Just west of Jefferson in South Park, Colorado, the small community of Michigan Hill offers buyers an excellent array of real estate options with breathtaking views and cozy homes.
Homes for sale in Michigan Hill are predominantly custom builds, showing a wide variety of styles, from rustic cabins, to luxury lodges across approximately 300 spacious lots. Interiors run a similar range, from knotty pine and stone surfaces, to interior design that wouldn't be out of place in any Denver suburb.
Common interior features include wood-burning stoves, riverstone fireplaces, loft spaces, cathedral-like great rooms, and walk-out lower levels.
The classic Colorado holiday home can also be found here - a spacious log cabin built on a riverstone foundation, with wrap-around porch, and metal roof.
These raised porches look out over stands of aspens, onto vast plains and the mountains beyond.
Larger units are around 2000 square feet in size, touching 4000 when utility and storage spaces are included. All homes in Michigan Hill enjoy private lots, sometimes with one or two other homes barely visible through the thick tree cover.
Another tempting option for Michigan Hill real estate is the as-yet undeveloped land, available for those willing to build their own dream mountain getaway. Properties in Michigan Hill also come with exclusive fishing rights to the local ponds - just one more reason this community is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts.
Explore the Michigan Hill Community in Park County, CO
As mentioned, Michigan Hill is a private community just west of Jefferson, Colorado. Fittingly Michigan Hill homes are built around a peak that lends its name to the community - Michigan Hill.
While Jefferson sits at roughly 9,500 feet above sea level, the tallest portion of Michigan Hill tops out over 10,100 feet, granting residents commanding views of the vast open plains of the South Park Basin.
Northern slops of the hills around Michigan Hill tend to be covered in dense pine and aspen forests, while the southern slopes present broad, scenic meadows. This natural beauty is complimented by the abundant wildlife in the area, including moose, foxes, bluebirds, robins, and Redwinged Blackbirds.
Michigan Hill Area Information
Michigan Hill can be accessed from County Road 35, off US Highway 285 between Jefferson and Fairplay across the northern edge of the South Park Basin. Fairplay is only 15 minutes from Michigan Hill, and Jefferson is less than 5 minutes away. An hour of driving will take you to the Denver city limits to the east.
Michigan Hill's western edge is traced by Michigan Creek, leading to a number of well-stocked ponds just north of Michigan Hill homes. Taking County Road 37 north, residents can also access various campgrounds and the secluded Jefferson Lake - a popular location for recreational boating.
Surrounding peaks include Little Baldy Mountain, Boreas Mountain, North Twin Cone Peak, and Whale Peak.
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Listing information last updated on July 5th, 2020 at 1:45pm MDT.