Who We Are
Forbes Park is a covenant protected community, located in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains in Costilla County Colorado. Forbes, Inc. developed the area and began selling lots in 1977. There are 3,346 lots; they range in size from 1 to 14 acres. The Park encompasses approximately 13,046 acres. Approximately 8,000 acres are comprised of owned lots; the rest of the acreage is Common Land.
Where We Are
We are located off of Hwy. 160 between Walsenburg and Alamosa just west of La Veta Pass and on the east side of the San Luis Valley. See our map for a general idea.
Experience The Park
The general topography of Forbes Park slopes upward to the southwest, ranging in elevation from approximately 8500 feet at the main gate up to approximately 10,500 feet at the back of the Park. Forbes Park primarily borders Wagon Creek to the north, Trinchera Ranches to the west, and the National Forests to the south and east. All surrounding areas are heavily wooded. Most of the internal drainage in Forbes Park flows west into Trinchera Ranches and north along the Wagon Creek border… via South Indian Creek and North and South Forks of West Indian Creek. The climate in Forbes Park is moderated by its elevation. Winter highs average in the mid-20s and mid-30s. The summer highs are generally in the mid-70s; rarely above 80. Snowfall averages around 200 inches a year with rainfall levels around 10 inches. The majority of the Park is subalpine with the exception of the small section of semi-arid terrain.
Tree varieties include aspen, limber pine, spruces and firs, ponderosa pines and a few bristlecone pines in the higher elevations. About 55% of Forbes Park is densely forested, 15% is sagebrush and 30% is meadow. The wind is generally out of the southwest during the summer months and north during the winter months. The winds can vary from near calm to winter gales averaging 35-45 miles per hour with gust as high as 70 mph. Water resources are available within Forbes Park, mainly in the form of manmade ponds. There are two creeks that generally carry water year-around. They are north/south branches of Indian Creek and Forbes Wagon Creek. The summer amount is minimal flow. Animal species in Forbes Park include: deer, elk, coyote, bobcat, mountain lion, black bear, prairie dogs, wild turkey, blue grouse, hawks, owls, porcupine, trout in the two onsite creeks, and a wide variety of smaller animals such as squirrels, chipmunks, and rabbits.
If you would like to visit Forbes Park please fill out our visitor registration form.
If you want more information about our Articles of Incorporation, Declaration of Covenants or Current Bylaws, look under Forbes Park Information, General Park Information.
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