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Forbes Park Entrance Gate
Forbes Park stretches about 10 miles from end to end and varies in Elevation between 8800' and 10,000' . The access gate is operated with a magnetic key, which is issued to all owners. There are 3,346 lots averaging size of between 1 and 5 acres, although there are a few larger ones.  Of the total area of 13,046 acres, approximately 5,000 acres is common lands or greenbelts. 
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View from Emory Loop near Forbes Rd.
 
 

Important Information for Serious Buyers - Please read below

Click for a Summary of Forbes Park Covenants

Published Article about living in Forbes Park written by Bruce and Carol McElmurray- Mother Earth News: August/September 2010

Forbes Park is a gated community 13 miles east of Fort Garland and 130 miles south west of Colorado Springs, CO.  It is truly a PARK with many alpine meadows, aspen, spruce and fir forests and several alpine lakes.  Malcom Forbes began developing the area in the mid 70's and was the sales agent for the properties.  The Homeowners Association maintains the roads, common areas, and a clubhouse, in a pristine manner with the goal of keeping it as a first class gated development. 

By clicking on the Forbes Park website, you can read their covenants, by-laws, access a complete knowledge base of camping, building, winter road maintenance, hunting, etc.  It is vital that you spend some time reading over that information if you are serious because many of your questions will be answered. 

While you are purchasing land from us, we do not allow building projects, living on the land, or storing of equipment, supplies, or vehicles.  We do allow short-term camping.  All county Rules and Regulations must be followed regarding camping and permitting.  If you get our permission, you can put in a driveway and/or camping pad, with a permit from the county.  There might be a few exceptions, such as keeping a fire-pit on the property which we can allow on an individual basis.  

Forbes Park Website

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Terrain inside the lot
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Power approx. 900 feet away
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Neighbor Cabin Nearby
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Cabin and neighbor nearby
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Looking West
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 Sold to Gavin T. - CA (11-2-17)

Forbes Park Unit E-1, Block 51, Lot 1082 -- 1.7 Acres -- $5,900 Cash/FastPay, $6,500 Financed with $1,500 down followed by 25 monthly payments of $200

 

This parcel is in an excellent location near the front of the Park and only 900’ from underground power.  It has several newer, extra nice cabins nearby.  The terrain is gently sloped with a great number of tall trees, several 2’ in diameter and 60’ high.  The parcel will really take shape if someone uses a chain saw and clears out some undergrowth which will open up the lot to sunshine and views. Removal of trees on Forbes Park property is subject to approval by a committee.

 

Large and Grand trees on this parcel
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GPS Coordinates for parcel 1082
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Representative View of both parcels
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View up the slope from the RR Tracks
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Aerial View of FP Lots 1537 and 1538
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Plat Map showing FP 1537 and 1538
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 Forbes Park Unit F-2, Block 77, Lot 1537 -- 1.36 Acres -- $5,900 Cash/FastPay, $6,500 Financed with $1,500 down followed by 25 monthly payments of $200

 

This lot is also available with our Fast Pay Option that offers the cash price without interest if the entire amount is paid within 12 months.

 

This property has beautiful mountain and meadow views.  Wagon Creek flows at the bottom of a hill behind the lot, parallel to a set of tourist train tracks that borders Forbes Park on one side and the Wagon Creek subdivision on the other.  The train comes through once or twice a day during the Summer tourist season, starting in Alamosa and ending in the town of La Veta.  There are gorgeous Aspens and pines in this area, with some openings that form potential building sites.

 

RR Train track below the parcels
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Plat Map showing FP 1537 and 1538
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Forbes Park Unit F-2, Block 77, Lot 1538 -- 1.48 Acres -- $6,900 Cash/FastPay, $7,600 Financed with $2,600 down followed by 25 monthly payments of $200

 

This lot is also available with our Fast Pay Option that offers the cash price without interest if the entire amount is paid within 12 months.

 

This property has beautiful mountain and meadow views.  Wagon Creek flows at the bottom of a hill behind the lot, parallel to a set of tourist train tracks that borders Forbes Park on one side and the Wagon Creek subdivision on the other.  The train comes through once or twice a day during the Summer tourist season, starting in Alamosa and ending in the town of La Veta.  There are gorgeous Aspens and pines in this area, with some openings that form potential building sites.

Typical Lot Marker-Steel Corner Pin Nearby
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Our Orange blaze on tree marking 2292
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Cow tag marking boundary between 2291/2292
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2292 Center view of parcel
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Other end of parcel 2292 with Blaze
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Another view of area (Wohlstetter) Parcel 2292
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Forbes Park Unit J-1, Block 125, Lot 2292 -- 1.74 acres -- Cash and Fast-Pay price:  $7,000.  Financed price:  $7,800, with $2,500 down and 36 monthly payments of $147. 

The remaining Unit J-1 parcel is wooded with Aspens and pines along two beautiful roads in the center of Forbes Park.  There are nice homes and cabins in the neighborhood, with power available for Lots 2264 and 2265 on Port Loop, which we sold earlier this summer to a couple from TX.  Forbes Lake, with good fishing and beautiful views, is a short drive away.  Compare this parcel with one being sold by one of our competitors on another website:  For virtually the same type of property and size, they are asking $15,000. 

 

 

Park Road Map showing this area
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Plat map showing the remaining lot
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Sold to Leroy and Heather from TX 10/21/17

Forbes Park Unit J-2, Block 131, Lot 2348 -- 2.62 acres.  Financing will be considered with a large down payment:  Best Offer over $21,000

On the side of the Big Lake-- located towards the end of Benton Place, this parcel has access to the Lake and includes the grassy area shown in some of the photos.  The upper portion near the road is very steep and will require creative and well-planned out road work in order to gain access to the meadow area at the lake edge and to locate a building site.  Recently we learned that a modest estimate to remove trees and put in a sturdy driveway with the cabability to withstand construction of a home later could be as much as $40,000.  A parcel at the other end of Benton Pl which is nearer to the main road and also has some amenities such as power and underground phone in place and is also less sloped has been listed for $59,900.  There are mature pines and an abundance of wildlife in this area.  We have several other photos of this property - furnished upon request. 

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  • Gated Community with an active HOA
  • Parcels range from 1-3 acres in most cases
  • Prices from $2,650 to $25,000
  • Listed in Alphabetical order - "A" is closest to the entrance
  • Tall pines, aspens, some views, cabinsites and limited camping