Leave Breckenridge real estate and arrive on foot, bike, horseback, raft, 4-wheeler or in your trusty auto. When you do arrive in Hartsel, Colorado, you will see why this little town is called "The Heart of Colorado." Buffalo and deer enjoy it as much as the 700 residents enjoy their three blocks of downtown history and and views of Buffalo Mountain.
This magnificent space in Park County, or South Park as the early fur trappers and traders called it, still offers the opportunity to own a ranch home on 40 acres for $250,000. Find yourself a vacation getaway in Hartsel, a perfect mountain retreat in Hartsel, a place along the river in Hartsel or property with National Forest Access. Find a house for sale in Hartsel and invite your friends and co-workers over for a week of recreation. Your nice ranch could be a perfect investment property in Hartsel to add to your portfolio.
For the historian, find out how the Mountain Ute’s hunted large herds of buffalo, deer and antelope, finishing off the day in the local hot springs. Founded in 1862, the is named for Sam Hartsel who found gold here, turned to cattle ranching, and then built a sawmill, trading post, wagon shop and a blacksmith shop. To this day, visitors find interesting amenities in the area.
For the skier, several world-class ski areas including Breckenridge, Keystone, Copper Mountain and Arapahoe are a short drive north.
For the angler, Spinney Mountain Reservoir, Eleven Mile Canyon Reservoir and Antero Reservoir "Gold Medal" waters consistently produce the state's largest cutthroat trout, northern pike, rainbow and brown trout. The shallow waters and flood plain near the inlet of Spinney Mountain Reservoir support seasonal populations of white pelicans, blue heron, avocet, sandhill cranes, ibis, Canadian geese and several species of duck.
Others in your party may enjoy the exuberance of nearby whitewater rafting. Or camping. Or exploring the miles of trails and conquering 14,000-foot mountains. Great day trips wait! Visit Royal Gorge at the Arkansas River, Pike's Peak and the surrounding national forests, the Garden of the Gods, the Olympic Training Center or Seven Falls, and, of course, the historical markers of the gold rush.
Take the sightseeing route and visit the Boom Town and Mining Museum down the road and several wonderful tours in the Breckenridge, Summit County and Park County areas. Denver and Colorado Springs attractions are a pleasant hour's drive away where city life and wonderful cultural attractions will balance your activities.
This tiny town is gaining an increasing amount of attention as investors or families develop choice portions of the grassland basin. One is developing a 28,000-acre outdoor recreation resort and retreat at the confluence of the South and Middle Fork of the South Platte River--complete with world-class fly-fishing, equestrian trails, hiking and hunting. Another offers the peace and quiet of a cabin retreat with great mountain views, abundant wildlife, outdoor recreation and sightseeing opportunities.
Make whatever your heart desires of the opportunity to relax and take in the awesome views from your own little niche in these Rocky Mountain meadows.
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