Park County Community ResourcesTop of the Rockies

With an average elevation of over 9,000 feet above sea level, Park County offers a somewhat unique visitor experience and resident lifestyle.

Open vistas, abundant outdoor recreation opportunities, lofty mountain views, a pervasive deep respect for mountain heritage, and friendly towns and communities make relocating to Park County tempting for many visitors. It is the ideal place to live for those to whom a rugged, self-reliant, but community-minded way of life looks appealing.


Alma – Located on Colorado Highway 9 six miles northwest of Fairplay, Alma is the highest incorporated town in North America.
Bailey – 40 miles west of Denver on US 285, Bailey is a small, unincorporated community in the area known as Platte Canyon.
Como – Located eight miles northeast of Fairplay and one mile north of U.S. 285 on County Road 33.
Fairplay – Located at the intersection of U.S. Highway 285 and Colorado Highway 9.
Grant – West of Shawnee on U.S. Highway 285, the small town of Grant is the start of Guanella Pass.
Guffey – Located in the southern end of the County, South of Hartsel off of Hwy 9.
Hartsel – Located at the intersection of U.S. Highway 24 and Colorado Highway 9.
Jefferson – At the base of Kenosha Pass on US Highway 285, Jefferson is surrounded by large cattle ranches.
Lake George – 45 miles from Colorado Springs on U.S. Highway 24.
Shawnee – 5 miles west of Bailey on U.S. 285 tucked into the valley.


The following is a short description of some of the mountain property areas near Alma, Como, Jefferson & Fairplay, Colorado.

All properties offer easy access to Pike National Forest for hunting, hiking, riding, four-wheeling, snow mobiling and cross country skiing.

Calling all fishermen!! Prime fishing at Jefferson Lake, Tarryall Reservoir, Eleven Mile Reservoir, Antero Reservoir, and Spinney Mountain Reservoir. Where else can you go for such a wide selection of outdoor entertainment, yet be so close to your own back door? Only in Park County, Colorado, the third fastest growing county in the Nation.


Historic town 16 miles from Breckenridge. Water, sewer, trash, cable and snow plowing serviced by the town. Tree coverage ranges from open to aspen and evergreen, roads are county maintained.

Bar D Ranch

Just south of Como on Hwy 285, 69 miles from Denver, 35+ acre tracts, private roads throughout, livestock allowed, easy access to Highway 285, Just North of the Mark Jones State Wildlife Area, varied terrain: gentle grassland to rolling hills and treed lots with great views.

Beaver Ridge

Just Minutes north of Fairplay, 2-5 acre lots on ridge line running north south with sloping terrain east west, ideal for many uses, no HOA, tree cover aspen and evergreen, divide views, power is scattered through, county maintained roads.

Black Mountain & Weston Pines

Southwest of Fairplay, beautiful treed terrain, 35+acre lots, CR 5 & 22 are county maintained, remainder of roads are maintained by the homeowners association. Rolling hills right at the base of Buffalo Peaks with Pike NFS just a short drive away, some even border the NFS property.


85 miles to Denver,14 miles off Highway 285, Pike National Forest on the East side, 1-5 acre lots, 10 miles to Tarryall Reservoir, Elevenmile, Antero and Spinney Mountain Reservoirs are also close to this development. Electricity and phone available, great for building your cabin, roads named after various types of firearms, about 80 miles of road in total.

Elkhorn Ranches

80 miles to Denver, electricity and phone throughout the subdivision, 2-35 acre properties. County Maintained Roads, Plenty of pine and aspen with big views in this area of rolling hills, 4,200 acres in all, roads named after a variety of birds.

Foxtail Estates

35 acre lots, irrigation water rights, close to Fairplay.

Foxtail Pines

Just south of Fairplay, 2-5 acre parcels, easy access to National Forest just to the west, stocked community fishing pond, county maintained roads with most of the main road access paved. Offers convenient access to the diverse recreational and lifestyle opportunities of South Park, Pike National Forest, the Arkansas Valley and Summit County. 80 miles to Denver, 25 miles to Breckenridge.

Indian Mountain

75 miles to Denver, county maintained roads throughout,1-10 acre properties, borders Pike National Forest to the East, all types of terrain are available; rolling hills, dense forest (pine, spruce, aspen), rock outcroppings and open meadowland. Fantastic panoramic views west to the Continental Divide.

Jefferson Heights

Easy access, few miles from Highway 285, county roads throughout, 1-10 acre properties, exceptional views of the Park & Mosquito Ranges, minutes from Pike National Forest and Jefferson.

Placer Valley

North Of Fairplay and Alma along Hwy 9, High alpine valley, Platte River & State Wildlife areas on valley floor, Wheeler Lake and Montgomery Reservoir minutes away, evergreen and aspen trees, great mountain peak views, close to Breckenridge.

Ranch of the Rockies/Western Union

Located 9 miles west of Hartsel and 24 miles southwest of Fairplay. Homes have private wells and septic. Electricity, propane and phone are all available in this area. The elevation is approximately 9,500 feet. Lots in the community range in size from approximately 2-50 acres. Many of these lots are treed with Aspen, Ponderosa and Douglas fir trees. The area is surrounded by mountains including the Buffalo Peaks, the Collegiate Peaks and the Mosquito Range. Only 15 miles to Buena Vista, CO.

Redhill Forest

Southeast of Fairplay on Hwy 9, overlooks Reinecker Ridge to the east, Platte Valley to the west, central water system, individual septic, HOA maintained roads, excellent private fishing rights, amazing divide views from west ridge properties.

Rocker 7 Ranch & Slash 6 Ranch

Just south of Jefferson on CR 77, 65 miles from Denver, 35+ acre tracts, private roads throughout, livestock allowed, easy access to Highway 285, varied terrain: gentle grassland to rolling hills and treed lots with great views.

Santa Maria Ranch

83 miles to Denver, Just East of the James Mark Jones State Wildlife Area and Reinecker Ridge, secluded with large acreages, county maintained roads, adjoins BLM land home to one of the largest Elk herds in Colorado. The terrain varies from level open meadow to rolling treed (pine) hills, bring your horses!

Silverheels Ranch

78 miles from Denver, just off 285, located minutes north of the historic mining town of Fairplay, at the base of Mt. Silverheels, 5-13 acre properties, rolling hills covered with spruce, pine and aspen, a large greenbelt traverses the development, 111 acres of open space for the enjoyment of community residents. Two private stocked fishing ponds available for your Trout dinner, horses welcome and a skiers delight, only 27 miles to Breckenridge. Also the Borkers Pike NFS on the North Border.

South Park Ranches

Located just outside of Hartsel, CO. Awesome views of The Collegiate Peaks, just below Wilkerson Pass and minutes from Eleven Mile State Park. Bring the RV or build you mountain cabin on these properties. Easy highway access from Highway 24. Breckenridge is ~60 minutes; Buena Vista is ~50 minutes, Colorado Springs ~60 minutes. These are located right in the heart of Colorado!!


72 miles from Denver, located halfway between Jefferson and Tarryall Reservoir. Electricity and phone to most properties, borders on National Forest on the East side, 2-5 acre properties. Ownership of property includes a family membership in the Tarryall River Fishing Club (15 miles of private river fishing). Tarryall Reservoir is only 8 miles, all 1,300 acres truly an anglers delight.

Thousand Peaks Ranch

90 miles from Denver south of Fairplay off of Hwy 285, large acreages, livestock welcome, borders Antero Reservoir to the north, private roads throughout with easy access to Weston Pass, Buffalo Peaks, Pike National Forest and BLM lands.

Valley of the Sun

A private area bordering Pike National Forest off to the West. Less than 30 miles from Breckenridge via Highway 9. Heavily treed with pine, fir & spruce trees. Properties vary in size from approximately 1 to 10+acres. Offers power, phone to most properties & county maintained roads. Close to fishing, with quick and easy access to Fairplay and Highway 285.

Warm Springs Ranch

A gated community bordering Pike National Forest, only 82 miles from Denver via Highway 285. Properties vary in size from 1 to 3 acres, power, phone and central water to all properties, clubhouse available, minutes south of Fairplay west of Hwy 285.

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