​                                             A Beautiful Place to Live  

Forbes Park is about 13,000 acres and has about 5,000 acres of meadows, forests, streams, beaver ponds and lakes in protected common lands and many miles of trails for hiking, mountain biking, cross country skiing, and wildlife viewing. It also backs to a beautiful area of the San Isabel National forests for even more of your mountain enjoyment. Forbes Park is a place that you can live with a little slower pace, with no crime, very big views, abundant wildlife for your viewing, and people who care about each other's well being. It is a place that you can be at one of the most breathtaking ski resorts within an hour and a half, come back to looking at elk and deer in your yard.

There are many very nice log homes, timber frames, conventional homes, and cabins in the development. And it is also an area of abundant wildlife, and you will see herds of deer and elk in the meadows and forests, and many birds such as hummingbirds, songbirds, quail, turkey, and eagles.

Perfect All Year Long

With a blanket of snow comes a quiet time in Forbes Park; a perfect time for cross country skiing on the many trails or on the 116 miles of alpine mountain roads right within the development. A short drive, a ski resort on the top of the continental divide that gets the most powder in the state beckons. Or sit around the fireplace with family or friends looking out over the snow capped mountains. Spring in Forbes Park is a time of snow melt, the streams and lakes run full, the aspens leaf out, grasses green, the wildflowers come to life, the birds come back for the summer; it's a time of awakening. Summer is a time of weather that is as close to perfect as you can get. The air cool and dry, while the sun warm, many come here to escape the heat and humidity. It is the perfect time of year to hike the forested mountain trails, fly fish the streams for wildnatural native trout, sit by the lake with a good book, or mountain bike to the top of a mountain where the views are forever. Fall is a favorite time of the year for me; as the aspens turn brilliant shades of yellow, orange and reds, the elk bugle in the meadows, the sunsets are amazing, and the evening fall sky is clear to the heavens above.

There is a well run association with yearly dues of $275 and some covenants to help keep it more pristine, quiet, harmonious and protect the abundant wildlife, such as:

       : No dirt bikes, quads, A.T.V.s or motor boats are allowed. 
       : No large hoofed animals may be kept.

         ( You may ride horses, but not keep them here). 
       : No hunting or shooting in the development

         ( you may hunt in the National Forests ). 

       :A home or cabin must be at least 600 Sq. Ft., be built onsite, wood sided and earth tones in color.The association maintains and plows the roads in winter, and there is a very nice smaller community building with restrooms and showers and a trash container for your use and there are well trained managers for assistance, security and to oversee. You may RV on the parcel for up to 3 weeks per year if desired. There is also a board of directors with a vision to help maintain Forbes Park as the beautiful, pristine place that it is, also there is a well trained volunteer first response medical team as well as other volunteer groups.

Colorado Mountain Golf courses and Ski Resorts

There are several very nice golf courses within a half hour or so, and four breathtaking ski resorts within an hour to two hours drive.

Nearby Ski Resorts 

                Wolf Creek Ski Area                               
                Taos Ski Valley 
                Monarch Mountain 
                Red River Ski Area      

So Close, Yet so Far Away

Its about 3 1/2 hrs to Denver, 2 1/2 hrs to Colorado Springs or 1 1/2 hrs to Pueblo or about 1 1/2 hrs to the beautiful Taos, New Mexico for shopping, flights, etc. and its about 12 miles from the gate to smaller towns for groceries, gas, motels, restaurants, most amenities. 

Sightseeing train ride and high mountain concerts!

The sight seeing train runs from Alamosa up around the scenic Forbes Park area and down to La Veta and back every day in summer loaded with sightseers paying to get a glimpse of what you can call yours with this beautiful parcel. You can view the train ride's web site and schedule at


Colorado Mountain Land for Sale

We currently have for sale on our parcels for sale page some beautiful, big mountain view, nicely forested,  lakeside/lakefront, streamfront parcels in the private, gated development of Forbes Park Colorado.
Safe, Smooth, and Secure Closing

I offer closings by mail with a local title company and my price includes the closing, the recorded warranty deed and the title insurance policy. This makes for a safe, secure, smooth transfer of the parcel for both parties. The parcel is surveyed and staked, and upon your first visit, I will meet you at my office by the gate to bring you into the development and show you your parcel and its lot lines, introduce you to the association managers to get your gate card key and have any questions answered that you may have, and try to help with your dream of owning land in the Rockies in any way that I can.

Committed to Excellence

                                     " Forbes Park was like medicine for the soul "

All pictures are of the actual parcels and their views, taken by me personally. My descriptions are written by me personally for the individual parcel. A good deal of effort goes into acquiring the best parcels for your consideration, and I have a good deal of commitment to the area, including owning the office by the entrance of the development to be able to better assist my customers. I am a third generation custom home builder and log home representative to be better able to offer more options for my buyers. I have also spent a considerable amount of time on each of my parcels for sale, and can give an honest appraisal of what type of home would work well and what type of costs may be involved in building on it.

A couple who purchased a parcel from me, had told me that "Forbes Park was like medicine for the soul", and it is truly a nature lovers paradise and much more like a nature preserve than a subdivision.

We believe that Forbes Park is hands down the best value in mountain property available and the perfect place for your cabin in the Rockies of Colorado!

Thank you for your interest in my parcels for sale in Forbes Park, Colorado and any questions or more information on the parcel of your dreams or the perfect log cabin, feel free to email or call me.

Michael Schrotenboer

Mountain Dream Land & Log Homes LLC


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