Just outside Florence, Fremont County, Colorado, to the south lies mixed-use residential, recreational, ranchland properties for sale. Star Canyon Ranch is one example. Buying a property here is an active family’s dream with most properties having spectacular scenic views, a wide range of wildlife just at your door, and proximity to a variety of activities.
From these perfectly situated properties near Newlin Ridge, you can see the Wet Mountains and the Sangre De Cristos mountains to the south and if you look north, you can see Pikes Peak.
This Fremont County property is centrally located off State Highway 67. From there, it is a straight shot north to Florence, Divide, and Cripple Creek. Hang a left to get onto Interstate 25 and in an hour or less you’ll hit Colorado Springs.
Also on State Highway 67, past Florence, you will meet up with Route 50. Turn left and you will find yourself driving to Canon City. Take a right and you’ll run into Penrose and then Pueblo. With the well-maintained roads in Fremont County, you and your family are never far from anything.
Because the roads are so well maintained, you easily access many recreational opportunities near your Fremont County property. Buy or download the Fremont Adventure Recreation guidebook with great information on places for skiing, biking, hiking, rock climbing, and fishing.
For choices of places with outdoor recreation, Florence Mountain Park and the Florence Mountain Park Amphitheater along the Newlin Creek Park is a no-brainer as it is really close by. It is known for its amphitheater and hiking. Getting married soon? You can hire the picturesque log amphitheater. For hiking, Newlin Creek Trailhead is a particular favorite.
There are many watersports that the whole family would enjoy. You can kayak, raft, canoe, or just tube from Pathfinder Park to Florence River park on the Arkansas River. The swimming pool in Florence even has a climbing wall.
Fishing is really popular too. You can fish on the Arkansas River which is just a few miles to the North. If you continue on the 50 past Cañon City, there is even more fishing as well as whitewater rafting at the Bighorn Sheep Canyon in the Royal Gorge region. The canyon extends past Cotopaxi to Salida. If you are lucky, you might even see bighorn sheep, the state animal of Colorado.
There is a wide range of options when it comes to outdoor recreation in the Royal Gorge Bridge and Park. If you or your family are thrill-seekers, you can take the Via Ferrata, a guided rock-climbing tour. Or you can fly 1,200 feet over the gorge on the Cloudscraper Zipline or the Royal Rush Skycoaster.
By the way, there are also great places to eat in the region.
When winter is on its way, it is natural to turn your thoughts to Coloradans’ famous pastime, skiing. Past Salida is the Monarch ski area. According to reviewers, it is a great place for beginners as well as more experienced skiers. Reviews have commented on the friendliness of the staff, the good food, and coffee.
Fremont County is blessed with a variety of wildlife. At any moment when you look out over your Fremont County property, you could see big game such as bear, elk, moose, or whitetail deer. Or you can see small games such as rabbits. For birders, there is a rich assortment of birds. Every now and again, you can spot some visitors that are not normally found in the county such as the Mexican Whip-Poor- Will.
In Fremont County, while hiking trails have been mentioned, there are many other trails available for ATVs, horses, mountain bikes, and snowmobiles.
If you are looking at buying a property in Fremont County, you really can’t go wrong. As the saying goes, there is something for everyone.
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