Just 18 miles east of Durango, CO at 6,900 feet elevation, the Forest Lakes Community sits between the historic Town of Bayfield and the San Juan Mountains.
Affectionately called Heart of the Pine River Valley, early settlers revered this area for the climate, elevation, and abundance of water for crops.
Named Rio de Los Pinos by 18th-century Spanish explorers, the Pine River Valley boasts some of the richest land in Southwestern Colorado.
Today, there is so much to see and do on this fertile landscape.
Skiing in the Winter and mountain biking in the Summer at the Purgatory Ski Resort.
Or ride the Silverton & Durango Narrow Gauge Railroad. Old restored carriages pulled by a coal-fired steam engine through a breathtaking narrow mountain canyon, this trip has all the makings of a romance novel. In summer, the train makes the 45 mile journey all the way to Silverton.
Explore the Mesa Verde National Park. One of the most impressive Native American sites in the Southwest. The native settlement was at its peak between 800 and 1,000 years ago and the multi-story cliff dwelling ruins, with ladders connecting various floors and rooms, can be found all over the mesa.
Drive the San Juan Scenic Byway. The route from Silverton to Ouray is known as the Million Dollar Highway due to the expense of building the road in such a difficult environment.
Or hike the Colorado Trail, which runs 500 miles from Durango to Denver, and is open for hiking, running, and mountain biking.
As pioneers and settlers became aware of the abundant natural resources of this area, towns sprouted up throughout the valley proper.
One such town is historic Bayfield, home to the Forest Lakes subdivision and this amazing 1.30 acre parcel.
Heavily treed with multiple building sites, this mostly level parcel is a majestic, peaceful playground with plenty of privacy.
The back of property overlooks the magnificent Pine River Valley with the Los Pinos River winding it's way through.
Known as the Pine, this river is a local favorite for fly fishing.
Multiple grocery stores are available, including City Market, Farmer's Fresh Market, and the Durango National Foods Co-op. The same goes for hardware stores, including Home Depot and True Value. There's even a Walmart Supercenter just 31 minutes away.
The Forest Lakes community has everything your heart could desire.
269 days of sunshine each year, mountain views, recreational activities, and the opportunity to build your getaway retreat or forever home.
But recreation, convenience, privacy, and million-dollar views don't have to cost a fortune.
Offered below market value, the future steward of this land enjoys instant equity while turning their dream of Southwestern Colorado home into a reality.
What can make this property even better?
Forest Lakes is truly the perfect community for all the right reasons.
So let's add it all up:
- A beautiful treed residential parcel with power lines close by
- No Hoa/Poa telling you what to do.
- Tremendous value (instant equity)
- 10 minutes to the historic town of Bayfield, Colorado for gas and groceries.
- 18 miles to the bigger college town of Durango, Colorado for site-seeing, shopping, and nightlife.
- Access to year-round recreational activities, including trout and salmon fishing, big game hunting, rafting, biking, hiking, camping, skiing, and horseback riding.
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