One of the LAST truly WILD places in Colorado!
WHAT Are Bear Creek and Sheep Creek Subdivisions?
Located in the beautiful Conejos River Valley of Southern Colorado these two exclusive, gated subdivisions are ideal for your year round mountain home or vacation getaway. Surrounded by the Rio Grande National Forest, near the New Mexico border, the fly fishing and outdoor recreation are beyond compare! The Gold Medal waters of the Conejos River flow and wind through both subdivisions for easy access to some of the best trout fishing of your life!
A Little More Information About SHEEP Creek Subdivision
A Mountain Community In Southern Colorado.
Sheep Creek is a community where dwellings of varying styles and designs come together in harmony to compliment the surrounding landscape. While there is no mandatory "style" of architecture in Sheep Creek, quality of design and compatibility with the particular lot, adjacent structures, and landscape are encouraged. "Alpine Mountain" or "Modified Alpine"is the style most compatible to the natural terrain. The "Mountain Style" design is in keeping with the rural rustic and woodland environment of Sheep Creek.
Sheep Creek was established in 1999 with nearly 100 lots that range from roughly 1.5 acres to 4+. The area has varying terrains from open mountain meadows, to heavily wooded Aspen and Pine properties, to riverfront lots. Rocky outcroppings are viewed from many locations throughout the development.
The waters of the Conejos River are owned and operated by the State of Colorado and dedicated to public use.
Utilities in Sheep Creek make building easy! Currently there is a community water system (an annual fee of $150 per lot if there is a cabin/home on the property), electrical, phone and soon to be fiber optic cable. All utilities are buried in the development. Sheep Creek is a gated community. Annual HOA dues are $700 a year and cover road maintenance, water system upkeep, trash receptacle, gate maintenance, and community areas. The budget and financial standing of the HOA is healthy and features an active Board of Directors.
Sheep Creek is a covenant controlled community and a copy of the Architectural Requirements and Covenants is available upon request.
A Little More Information About BEAR Creek Subdivision
A Firewise Colorado Mountain Community.
Bear Creek is a beautiful subdivision surrounded by the Rio Grande National Forest located in Conejos County, Colorado, near the New Mexico border. It is named after a small creek that runs north out of the mountains and into the Conejos River at a point roughly in the middle of the subdivision.
Bear Creek was originally developed in 1991. Today there are 137 privately owned lots owned by 125 individuals (some owners own 2 or more lots), and 75 homes within the subdivision. The Association owns 4 lots, which are considered part of the Common Area. More than a dozen owners are full time residents, and many of the other residents use their cabins on a part-time basis throughout the entire year. It is an active and secure community.
Annual assessments set forth by the HOA are currently $900 which includes road maintenance, trash service, recycling, and community features to include a trout stocked pond, and gazebo area with additional tables and chairs available to borrow.
Area wildlife includes foxes, otters, big horn sheep, black bear, mule deer, elk, mountain goats, moose, mountain lion, turkey, blue grouse, sage grouse, rock and morning dove, and various waterfowl species.
Outdoor recreation abounds in the San Luis Valley and the Rio Grande National Forest!
The Alamosa Tourism board has put together an amazing comprehensive website with area "Things To Do." You can check them out by clicking HERE.
Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve
The San Luis Valley is home to the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve - a world-class destination featuring the tallest sand dunes in North America!
Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad
The Scenic Historic Cumbres and Toltec Railroad is a top-rated day trip that starts in Antonito, CO and ends 64 miles later, after crossing the Colorado/New Mexico boarder 11 times, in Chama, NM. At 10,015 feet, Cumbres Pass is the highest mountain pass reached by rail in the United States.
The Rio Grande National Forest - where there is Solitude in Every Season!
From the Sangre de Cristo to the San Juan Mountains, the jagged peaks and rushing rivers of the San Luis Valley public lands wrap themselves around this Rocky Mountain basin. Whether viewing the mountain scenery from roads or finding challenge on trails, visitors discover solitude and self-reliance through uncrowded year-round recreation opportunities.
The Rio Grande National Forest forms the scenic backdrop to the San Luis Valley. With a landscape of high peaks, geological wonders, and steep river canyons, the spectacular scenery beckons adventures from near and far. Year round recreation opportunities abound!
Outdoor opportunities in the National Forest include biking, hiking, camping, mountain and rock climbing, horse back riding, nature viewing, OHV riding, hunting, fishing, boating (motarized and non-motarized), cross country skiing, snowmobiling and more.
Platoro Reservoir and Historic Mining Town
The town of Platoro is small, located at the end of a dirt road. There are a few rental cabins, a gift shop, and the Gold Nugget Cafe. It's a summer vacation spot for adventure seekers, outdoors people and die hard vacationers. Most of the vehicles I saw while we visited were 4-wheelers!
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