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Details about  Colorado Mountain Land-Forbes Park-4.508 Acres(2 Lots)

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Colorado Mountain Land-Forbes Park-4.508 Acres(2 Lots)
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May 22, 2011
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Fort Garland, Colorado, United States


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Area Acreage (acres): 4.50 Zoning: Residential
Property Address: Unit N-1,Blk196,Lot 3184-3185 Opt in Real Estate Map: --
City: Fort Garland Zip/Postal Code: 81133
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Would You like to own the side of a mountain in Colorado?  2 adjacent lots (4.508 acres) are available at Forbes Park in south central Colorado either for sale or reasonable trade on property.  It is located about 4 ½ hrs from Winter Park, 4 hrs from Albuquerque, 3 ½ hrs from Denver & Vail, 2 hrs from Colorado Springs, 1 ½ hrs from Taos. San Luis and Fort Garland are close by for shopping and entertainment. There are several local golf courses and 4 ski areas within a 2 hour drive. A sightseeing train from Alamosa runs around the scenic Forbes Park area and down to La Veta every day during the summer in addition to many other local events.

Forbes Park is a gated community encompassing 13,046 acres bordering the San Isabel National Forest in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. There are meadows, forests, streams, beaver ponds and lakes in protected common lands with many miles of trails for hiking, mountain biking, cross country skiing and wildlife viewing. You will see herds of elk & deer; birds from the smallest hummingbird to turkey & eagles with many songbirds & quail between. A well run land owners association is serious about keeping the original covenants to conserve the pristine, quiet and harmonious landscape and protect the abundant wildlife. Forbes Inc developed the area in 1977 to preserve portions of the old King Ranch from out of control development. Five years later all the lots were sold out.


The lots are valued at $10,000 each and the 2010 taxes have been paid.


The starting bid for this Mountain Paradise which will be preserved for generations to come is $10,000 for both lots…

half the appraised value!


Contact us for more information if you are interested!


Forbes Park is a protected nature preserve. Peace and the sounds of nature abound with no dirt bikes, quads, ATV or motorboats allowed. There is an area for storage if you wish. No large hooved animals are allowed but you may ride horses.  Although the horses may not be kept here there are boarding facilities nearby.  There is no hunting or shooting in the Park but the Cuchara Recreation Area in the San Isabel National Forest gives outdoor enthusiasts a myriad of choices for camping, picnicking, hiking, hunting & lake fishing as well as a four-wheel drive road and trail suitable for ATVs & dirt bikes. It is normally open from mid-May through October.


Any home or cabin must be at least 600 sq ft, built onsite. You may park an RV on your parcel for up to 3 weeks per year and longer with permission from the LOA. Forbes Park Land Owners Association is dedicated to keeping it pristine and safe. The main roads are plowed in the winter and maintained for fire protection year round. There is a community building with restrooms, showers and a trash dumpster. There are well trained volunteer first response teams and fire prevention teams. The LOA fees are $165 per lot yearly.


Real Property Valuation:

Lot 3184 2.460 acres $10,000 2009

Lot 3185 2,048 acres $10,000 2009

$191.72 for 2010 taxes has been paid for each property

There is a $200 fee to change ownership which must be collected during the title transfer process before Forbes Park will issue a gate card and the new owner permitted access.

There are power lines in the park but none laid at this end yet.  A nice log cabin is using solar power about 4 lots away at Purnell Lane & Zipf Lane.

Starting Bid for these 4.5 acres of Mountain Paradise which will be preserved for generations to come is $10,000… 

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