Looking for mountain homes for sale West of Pikes Peak, CO? Learn more about this high altitude, beautiful region by reading about: Cascade, Woodland Park and Florissant & Cripple Creek.
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Driving West of Manitou Springs on Highway 24, through Ute Pass is a small, unincorporated community called Cascade. Established as a resort community in the 1880s, it lost popularity in the 1920s when the Pike’s Peak Cog Railway opened and gained popularity. It is, however, still a revered getaway with the Pikes Peak Highway entrance, Heizer trail leading to waterfalls in the Cascade Community Park and the North Pole Amusement Park. You will find a variety of homes in this area, from small to large cabins, cottages and modern houses.
“Life Elevated” this beautiful, mountainous area is a 20 minute drive up Highway 24, Ute Pass, from Downtown Colorado Springs. You will pass through Cascade and Divide on your way to the city of Woodland Park. With its thickets of spruce, aspen and pine, it is no wonder why this area is called “Woodland” Park. This city, with a rich history, has a lively outdoor culture with concerts, festivals, a summer farmers’ market and tons of outdoor adventures. Woodland Park’s outdoor destinations include Centennial Trail, Horsethief Falls, Mueller and Eleven Mile State Parks, and more. Come see (and stay) at “The City Above the Clouds.”
Both of these towns sit in the valley of Pikes Peak and the Pike National Forest. Florissant is a beautiful town, 15 miles West of Woodland Park. It began settlement in 1872 with 70 homesteaders and a few railroad engineers. This town was a main route to Cripple Creek during the Pikes Peak Gold Rush. It is now home to about 3500 residents and has several subdivisions including Colorado Mountain Estates, Florissant Heights and Bear Trap Ranch. It is, also, near the Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument with petrified redwood stumps and thousands of elaborate fossils. The high-altitude town of Cripple Creek was the scene of the Colorado Gold Rush over a hundred years ago. Today, it’s a bustling historic site that has legalized gambling, shops, attractions and museums. After you’re done trying your luck at the local casinos, make sure you check out Cripple Creek Heritage Center, the Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine and the Cripple Creek & Victor Narrow Gauge Railroad.
Out West of Colorado Springs, you can revel in nature’s beauty at Rampart Reservoir, Mueller State Park, Crystal Creek Reservoir and the Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center. In Woodland Park, fun is to be had at the Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center and Shining Mountain Golf Course. And, of course, enjoy some Cripple Creek gambling fun at the Midnight Rose Hotel & Casino, Wildwood Casino and/or Bronco Billy’s Casino. For more information about this area or anything in the Pikes Peak Region, Contact Us.