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Colorado Mountain Living: There is Nothing Like It!

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RECREATION

A huge variety of destinations surround Woodland Park, many of which can be accessed via the Ute Pass. Horsethief Falls, Centennial Trail, Mueller State Park, Eleven Mile State Park, Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, Colorado Wolf & Wildlife Center, Manitou Lake and Pike National Forest feature all kinds of opportunities for adventure in Pikes Peak Country. Farmer’s markets, brewing companies and exceptional cuisine are also available for your enjoyment. Carnival Weekend, Colorado Wine Festival, Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb and Commonwheel Arts Festival were created to celebrate the spirit and quality of life.

AMENITIES

There aren’t many places like Woodland Park, which is located at an elevation of nearly 8,500 feet adjacent to one of the largest gold mining operations in the country. Pikes Peak is visible from nearly anywhere in town. Downtown offers a vibrant setting to gather, while Woodland Park Main Street focuses on historic preservation, downtown revitalization and economic development. Woodland Park School District, Cripple Creek-Victor School District, Colorado Springs Christian School’s Woodland Park Campus and the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) serve students with high-quality educational programs. UCHealth Pikes Peak Regional Hospital provides the region with a high level of compassionate healthcare.

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HISTORY

Initially founded in 1887 as Manitou Park, Woodland Park was officially incorporated in 1891 with a population of just over 100. The gold rush, railroads, lumber mills and tourism attracted travelers and new residents to the area. The timber industry continued to be the major economic driver in the first half of the 20th century. Growth remained steady as the community shifted to more of a resort town and recreational destination. Dude ranches have also played a significant role in the history of this area.

CLIMATE

The weather in Teller County is perfect for all your outdoor adventures. Enjoy the year-round wilderness with more than 300 days of sunshine. An average of 89 inches of annually snowfall yields world-class winter recreation in the Rocky Mountains.