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Old 09-22-2006, 01:00 PM
 
Location: The Big D
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I'm wondering if anyone is familiar w/ the area around Hartsel called Pike San Isabel Village? What kind of developments are going on around the area? Moving or stagnant?

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Old 12-07-2006, 11:46 AM
 
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just one thing to say about Park County,,,Come on vacation leave on probation,, Avoid park county thats the only source of revenue!!!
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Old 12-08-2006, 08:48 PM
 
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I can't honestly think of much of anything around Hartsel that's what I'd consider a desireable unless you really want a lot of open land.
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Old 12-10-2006, 06:02 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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Man I love the drive through South Park but to live there? I don't think so unless you like a prairie like area in between the mountains.

I recall what area you are talking about and it's pretty blah. That's why I like driving through there, hit the road at 80+ and hope you don't get caught.

Ah but there is a large herd of bison up there.

Seriously though, unless you are retired or seriously into telcommuting (not sure about any high speed access) it's not a place for many. It's been trying to grow but from what I have seen, it's pretty slow growing.
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Old 12-10-2006, 12:32 PM
 
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Default Driving through OPEN RANGE areas of the state

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.....hit the road at 80+ and hope you don't get caught. Ah but there is a large herd of bison up there......
One word of caution to those not familiar with the west....a lot of land out here is Federal and subject to "open range" practices. When you see these signs along the road, what is means is that very large critters, like steers weighing upwards of 500-800 pounds, are allowed to roam around freely and graze, UN-fenced. That means they can be on the road and are thus a hazard to motorists. You won't see this on an Interstate Highway, but you will see it on state and county roads in the open areas of much of the west.

Can anyone with more experience living here add more......

s/mike
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Old 12-11-2006, 12:54 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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Mike - along highway 24 and highway 9 up towards Fairplay, there aren't any open range areas.

If you drive through there, look at the ranches and you will see cattle guards on any open road.

In the 30+ years I have never seen any cattle or bison on the highway. Now, that can't be said for the dogs in Alma though. Kind of a running joke as they always had at least four dogs in Alma. Not so much anymore though.

Oh tip to newcomers - do not even try to speed through Fairplay or Alma. Drive slower than the speed limit (which through both is 25 mph IIRC). Those little towns collect a lot of their revenue from speeders.

Both pretty little towns though.

But I hit the open road up there and I can't help myself. Although I have been known to come upon a HUGE hail deposit in summer (must have been 3 feet high) but luckily I had a truck then so I could get through it. My Honda? I don't think she would have liked that much.
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Old 12-11-2006, 10:20 AM
 
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Default CoFlower...

...thanks for the info. I guess the open range is further south. We saw it in parts of CO along the NM border when we were down there riding the old steam train between Chama, NM and Antonito, CO. Funny thing about that train trip (which is wonderful!) is that although it took ALL DAY to get from Chama to Antonito, when we got there they put us on a bus and in just ONE hour we were back where we started at in Chama. The scenery viewed from that train was as awesome as the train trip from Durango to Silverton, though the terrain was different.

s/Mike
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