Colorado Mountain Area Information
So, What’s the Colorado Weather Like? and Other FAQ’s
The weather is something everyone here talks about, so if you’re looking to buy the perfect Colorado mountain property you’ll need to know about the rapidly changing Colorado weather and these other FAQs!!
We’re here to help you make the best decisions about buying your Colorado dream property.
This page will answer a few of the most frequently asked questions we get from our clients looking to buy land for sale in Colorado – even the ones about the Colorado weather.
What is BLM land?
BLM stands for the Bureau of Land Management and is a part of the U.S. Dept. of the Interior. There are approximately 264 million acres of public lands in 12 western states that they oversee.
BLM land is available for all kinds of recreational activities such as hunting, fishing, horseback riding and more, similar to what you can do in a National Forest. Having property the abuts BLM land is a wonderful advantage.
See more detailed information on the BLM website.
What is Live Water or Water Rights?
Colorado water laws are very complicated, so much so that Colorado even has it’s own water courts and judges! Colorado is actually a dry state – we do have some major rivers, but most of the water from those rivers is used by other states and large municipalities.
If your land has a creek or stream on it (called surface water or live water) the right to use that surface water is deeded separately from the land.
For more information on water rights, you can find a guide here or visit the Colorado Division of Water Resources.
What is the Difference Between Household and Domestic Well Permits?
If you have less than 35 acres you would apply for a household well permit, meaning you will use the well water for household purposes only.
If you plan on raising any livestock including horses, chickens, goats, cattle, etc. you would need to apply for a domestic well which allows usage of water outside your home for your domestic animals, your lawn and gardens, etc. You can store water in a stock tank or irrigate up to one acre for a crop or gardens on a domestic well.
What’s the Big Deal About the Colorado Weather?
Our Colorado weather is a huge draw for people in other states. We have all four seasons, although the mountain properties have shorter, cooler summers and you will probably never need air conditioning. Colorado has an average of 300 days a year that the sun shows its face at least some of the day.
In the summer months the Colorado mountains are famous for beautiful sunny mornings with thunderstorms rolling in the afternoon. The winter months bring our fair share of snow as well as bright sunshine. There’s a saying in Colorado that if you don’t like the weather, wait 15 minutes!
For more detailed, up to date Colorado weather information click the below links.
- Colorado Climate Center
- National Weather Service
- Weather Underground
- Road and Weather Conditions
- Wx USA Weather Hub for Colorado
Hunting and Fishing in Colorado
Colorado mountain properties offer some of the state’s best hunting and fishing. From the South Platte Dream Stream Gold Medal waters, to hunting elk, deer, big horned sheep and more you will find what you’re looking for in the Colorado Mountains. For detailed information on hunting and fishing in Colorado please visit the Colorado Division of Wildlife.