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Blue River Estates 

Along the Blue River before it meanders into the south end of Breckenridge, it is joined by several turgid creeks that boils down from the hills around it. Since the 1960s, many homes have been built between hills and valleys along the banks of these creeks, notably Pennsylvania Creek. Many were built as summer homes, as part of a development called Blue River Estates. Although now, legally broken into several smaller subdivisions, a sign still proclaims "Blue River Estates - leisure living home sites." You'll find these homes along the east side of Highway 9 just beyond Wagon Road. Turn east just after Goose Pasture Tarn.

Blue River Estates Homes for Sale

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327 Mountain View Dr, BLUE RIVER, CO - $1,150,000

Residential, Single Family Residence
MLS® #S1031347
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,754 SQFT
  • 3 DOM
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Spacious Single Family Residence That Has That True Colorado Feel! Lots Of Woodwork And Vaulted Ceilings In The Great Room. Cozy Up To The Gas Stove In The Winter Time. Just A Ten Minute Drive To Downtown Breckenridge. Blue River Location Give...

5739 Hwy 9, BRECKENRIDGE, CO - $950,000

Residential, Single Family Residence
MLS® #S1031180
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,070 SQFT
  • 18 DOM
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Classic Blue River Home Tucked Back In The Woods Adjacent To National Forest And Just 4 Miles From Breckenridge. Enjoy Hiking Our Your Back Door, Private Fishing On The Goose Pasture Tarn, Horseshoes In The Front Yard Or Relax On One Of The Home'...

48 Grey Squirrel Ln, BLUE RIVER, CO - $645,000

Residential, Single Family Residence
MLS® #S1030709
  • 1 Bed
  • 1 Bath
  • 1,160 SQFT
  • 53 DOM
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This Could Be Your Last Chance To Own A Home At This Price This Close To Breckenridge. If You're Looking For An Opportunity To Build Some Sweat Equity This Is The Deal For You. While The Home Needs Improvements You'll Find; privacy, Old Growth Tre...

6285 State Hwy 9, BRECKENRIDGE, CO - $275,000

Land, Unimproved Land
MLS® #S1025972
  • 123 DOM
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Opportunity Knocks To Build Your New Home Just A Few Miles South Of Downtown Breckenridge. This Gently Sloping Lot Backs To National Forest And Enjoys A Diverse, Heavily-treed Landscape. Plus, The Summit Stage Bus Stop And Goose Pasture Tarn Are...

History Of Blue River Estates

a view  on a misty day up the Blue River Valley toward Blue River Estates neighborhood at the foot of Baldy Mountian

Blue River Estates was created when the father of long-time Breckenridge resident Robin Theobald's father bought 1,200 acres of land in 1960 from the city of Colorado Springs. The elder Theobald, thought he'd sell the land to people wanting fishing cabins on Pennsylvania Creek or along the banks of the nearby Blue River.

Because their settings are pretty idyllic, these little estates of 1/4 to several acres are family friendly and great vacation homes. Breckenridge Ski Resort is just a mile or so down the road making these homes charming places to spend a winter vacation.

Since many of the older homes in this neighborhood were set up as summer homes, they were built to survive their owner's absences. They are good candidates for off-grid living. Electricity has always been available, but only recently did natural gas come to the neighborhood. Septic systems and on-site wells are the norm.

Blue River valley with Baldy Mountain

Sun is a Colorado native most every day of the year. The many trees in this part of the Breckenridge area dabble that sun like the rocks tumble the sounds of the creeks. Choices of sun orientation and proximity to water in this area can meet many tastes, but are definitely factors to consider when looking at homes for sale in Blue River Estates.

The sun will rise later as the ground rises steeply to the east, but homes along the Blue River enjoy long afternoon sun and great views of it setting over and behind the Tenmile Range.

Recreation Near Blue River Estates

A trail through the neighborhood up Pennsylvania Creek will lead hikers, bikers and cross country skiers quickly to National Forest Land and to a ridge between Pennsylvania and Indiana Creeks that continues toward Baldy Mountain and intersects with Boreas Pass Road. Miles of trails connect in the area - some better than others for these various uses. Homeowners in Blue River Estates can get so familiar with the area they may never get in a car again to start a hike.

Fishing on the Blue River is some of the best in the state. All residents of Blue River have access and use rights on Goose Pasture Tarn, on the north side of this neighborhood.

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Listing information last updated on October 25th, 2021 at 5:43pm MDT.