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Old 03-01-13, 07:55 PM   #1
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Vacation Home in Colorado- Where to buy?

Just beginning to consider where to buy within a couple hours of Denver near both biking and ski opportunities. We ride a CoMotion Tandem at home in Indiana and Specialized Mountain Bikes at our place in Arizona. We are thinking of purchasing in either Grand or Park County and will buy a home with 2-5 acres, not a condo. We are in our early 50s, intermediate skiers and bikers. Any thoughts on comparisons between those two locations for riding (mountain biking is more likely than road biking) or alternatives to those locations are greatly appreciated. Currently looking in Placer Valley, Grand Lake, Tabernash.
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Although it's a bit farther out, Salida is a great town.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salida,_Colorado
http://www.skimonarch.com/ is just up the road.
Good road riding and outstanding MTB.
Real estate is affordable
The Arkansas River offers great white water and fantastic fishing.
We have good restaurants and a great arts scene.
Here is a photo from a MTB ride last spring on the http://salidamountaintrails.org/

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Thanks, I was looking at Salida real estate today. Looks like beautiful country. Skiing nearby?
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Monarch is just up the road, 20 minutes.
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Salida is a good pick, easy drive to and from Colorado Springs for city needs. Skiing at Crested Butte is about an hours drive.

You might also look into Leadville. Real estate prices have been really good, it's a bit funky because of the mining history, but the setting is beautiful. They have a small ski area 15 minutes from town on Tennessee Pass, and it's less than an hours drive to Vail, Beaver Creek and Copper Mountain. Mountain biking....check, it's home of the Leadville 100. Road biking....check, right on the Copper Triangle route, also ride from home to Independence Pass.
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Does anyone have experience riding on the Colorado Trail? I'm wondering if there are any towns nearby to recommend.
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I'd say Leadville, Salida, Silverton and Durango are your best bets. The riding off of Monarch Pass to the south is fantastic, and are supported by shuttles from Salida if you'd like to do it that way.

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Thanks. Will likely head to the area to ride in July. A plus for us is that in addition to challenging climbs, there are some rides without elevation changes which is good for us coming from the Midwest..
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