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Black Mountain Ranches | Fairplay, CO

The Black Mountain Ranches breathes the Western lifestyle, centrally located between Breckenridge Ski Resort and the Arkansas River Valley of Buena Vista. This residential community holds lush meadows, timbered hillsides and sweeping mountain views. Each parcel is a minimum of 35 acres for plenty of elbow room. Stately barns and rustic log fences line the groomed country roads in a coveted nook of scenic mountain country. The ranches are within a short drive of the town of Fairplay and Highway 285, offering seclusion and privacy within moments of everyday conveniences. From equestrian trail rides, to ATV and jeep trails, to fly fishing, these lands are rich with activities all year round.


Black Mountain Peak & Wilderness Areas

The Black Mountain, for whom the neighborhood is named, is a prominent mountain in the Pike National Forest and rises up to 11,659′ in elevation. Other mountain tops that share the upper hillsides of this community include: Sheep Ridge, Round Hill, Horseshoe Mountain, Buffalo Peak and Jones Hill. However, many more mountains can be viewed from afar.

Equestrian Trail Riding & Scenic Trails

In Summer and Fall especially, there is endlessly magnificent mountain scenery for equine trail rides and hikes, just out the doorsteps of Black Mountain Ranches. At Twelvemile Lake, you may catch a beautiful view of Lamb Mountain. The Twelvemile Lake Trail and Rough & Tumble Creek Trail are among the local favorites for equestrian rides, hiking or fishing. Sheep Creek Trail is also a favorite for equestrian, mountain biking or hiking. There is an abundant forest trail and BLM network surrounding the nearby areas and other trails to check out are along the South Fork Platte and Cave Creek. While some residents prefer to trailer their horses to the nearby trailheads, you can take the leisurely tour along the road to get to certain nearby trails.

Fishing & Creeks

Experienced anglers will love grabbing their rod and reel to cast a line in the infamously lucky waters flowing around and through the Black Mountain Ranches. Twelvemile Creek, the Beaver Ponds and Four Mile Creek are nearby water holes, where your chances of a bite are good. Within a short drive, there are also popular stocked reservoirs like Spinney, ElevenMile, Antero and Montgomery Reservoir and the South Platte River.

Centrally Located Between Breckenridge Ski Resort & Arkansas River Valley of Buena Vista

At Black Mountain Ranches, you can enjoy the serenity of natural rural landscape, within moments of the world-renowned Breckenridge Ski Resort and the Arkansas River Valley of Buena Vista and Salida. This central location allows for fantastic day trip getaways to enjoy adventurous sports, top-rated restaurants and shopping.

Homeowners Association

The homeowners association is Black Mountain Ranches. The link to the HOA website is

Interested in more information about the local area or do you have questions about Resort or Ranch properties?  Contact Taryn Brooke at: 970.333.8297 or

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