Summit County's Land Deals in Montezuma Colorado
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Want to build a cabin in the Rockies in Summit Countyís Breckenridge real estate? As the value of real estate in proximity to ski areas and access to wilderness increases substantially, Montezuma, Coloradoís wooded hills may be just the place to haul those logs. At an elevation of 10,200 feet just west of the Continental Divide, real estate in Montezuma is in the steep upper valley of the Snake River. The road up from Keystone real estate is lined with upscale second homes amid the trees right up to the entrance of town.
Come experience the aroma of pine, and watch elk and moose as they hustle through this untouched Summit County real estate. If you would like a vacation home in Breckenridge or if you dream of retiring in Breckenridge, Montezuma real estate will stretch those dollars while you stretch your muscles. With year-round activities at Breckenridge, Keystone, Frisco, Dillon, Copper Mountain, and Arapahoe Basin, the tourist industry and service industry offer many opportunities for employment within a 15-minute drive from your scenic property in Montezuma.
The town itself is a dot on the map with about 50 residents. However, it was founded in 1865 following the discovery of silver in the vicinity of nearby Argentine Pass. At the height of the silver boom, the population reached nearly 1000. At the time, the town had two stores, a post office, two hotels (the Summit House and the Rocky Mountain House), and a sawmill. Most buildings have been lost to fires over the decades. The mountainside around the town was location of numerous mining operations; many were staffed with mine workers from Chihuahua, Mexico. After the bust in 1893, with the exception of a slight mining revival in 1940, the town has remained very quiet.
And thatís how people like it. The area offers unparalleled access to expansive wilderness and has become a Mecca for snowshoers and cross-country skiers. With surrounding peaks reaching 12,000 to 13,000 feet into the clear blue skies, there is no dearth of trails around Montezuma property and horse property in Montezuma. The pavement stops at the town line. Outdoorsy options are all around winter or summer and also include hiking, biking, horseback riding and off-road vehicles. Here are some choice excursions:
∑ Webster Pass
∑ Deer Creek
∑ Saints John
∑ Peru Creek
∑ Chihuahua Gulch and Lake Trail
∑ Arapaho National Forest
∑ Radical Hill
∑ Georgia Pass
∑ Santa Fe Peak
∑ Red Cone
Let yourself ponder the twinkling stars surrounded by spectacular peaks and immense wilderness, and romp in the colorful fields of wildflowers. Industrious beavers are building their own cabins in the woods. Will you follow suite?
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