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Placer Valley

View from the top of Hoosier Pass into Placer Valley neighborhood

Just south of Hoosier Pass, at the foot of some of the highest peaks in Colorado you come upon the pacific neighborhood of Placer Valley. Gold mining done in flowing steams, panning, is called the placer technique, and gave the valley its name. Here, there are many waters that could have been placer mined. Quartzville Creek comes together with Moose Creek and adds to the upper reaches of Middle Fork of the South Platte River, which eventually flows to the Missouri River.

Mount Lincoln, Bross and Democrat are Fourteeners that form a cathedral-like backdrop for Placer Valley. All can be climbed from road accessed through Placer Valley - and are a popular bag-in-one-day treat for those hikers who are trying to ascend to the peak of every 14-thousand foot plus mountain in Colorado.

Placer Valley - What's for Sale

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1111 Quartzville Road, ALMA, Colorado - $57,900

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MLS® #S1012405
  • 19 DOM
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This Beautiful Mountain Property Is Ready And Waiting For You! The Views Are Incredible, The Access Is Maintained. The Drive Way Is In. The Septic Plans Are Drawn And Submitted Already! You Might Be Building By Spring If You Act Quickly! Placer V...

4096 County Road 4, ALMA, Colorado - $95,000

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MLS® #S1012113
  • 44 DOM
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This Great Piece Of Land Is Almost As Close As You Can Get To The Top Of Placer Valley, Cutting Your Time To Breck To 20 Minutes! Great Year Round Access From Multiple County Maintained Roads, Plus An Easement To Use An Existing Rough Driveway Fo...

1269 Park County Rd 6 Road, ALMA, Colorado - $37,000

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MLS® #S1012143
  • 46 DOM
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Fantastic Place To Build Your Mountain Cabin! Easy Year Round Access In The Desirable Placer Valley Subdivision. This 1 Acre Lot Is 25 Minutes To Breckenridge And 5 Minutes To Alma. Work Or Play In Breckenridge Without Breckenridge Price Tag. Walk...

1191 Quartzville Road, ALMA, Colorado - $44,999

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MLS® #S1012000
  • 61 DOM
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Adjacent To Nat Forest At The Foot Of Mt Bross In Placer Valley. Great Peak View Lot With Privacy, Easy Access, Power & Natural Gas At Road. No Hoa Or Dues! Aspen Trees & A Few Pines. 25 Minutes To Breckenridge! Short Term Seller Financing Possibl...

164 Ridge Road, ALMA, Colorado - $42,500

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MLS® #S1011414
  • 147 DOM
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Trees, Views & Near S Platte River! Easy To Get To On County Maintained Roads With No Steep Hills To Climb. Electricity, Phone & Natural Gas Are Right At The Property Line. Lot Slopes Gently Downhill With Snowcapped Mountain Views Already Peeking ...

1127 Quartzville Road, ALMA, Colorado - $59,999

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MLS® #S1009757
  • 277 DOM
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Backs To Nat Forest For Endless Non Motorized Recreation. Drive Has Been Cut In And Some Excavation And Survey Work Including Lot Staking. Great Peak View Lot With Privacy, Easy Access, Power & Natural Gas At Road. No Hoa Or Dues! Aspen Trees & A ...

275 Mine Dump Road, ALMA, Colorado - $58,500

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MLS® #S1008992
  • 311 DOM
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This .99 Acre Lot Located In Beautiful Placer Valley In Alma, Co Is The Perfect Blank Canvas. With A Seasonal Creek On The North Side Of The Property And No Improvements This Lot Can Be The Start To Your Own Mountain Dreams. Not To Mention The Tre...

 

More about Placer Valley

In Placer Valley we are on the eastern side of the Continental Divide, and so these former gold glittered waters flow into the combined Platte River that joins the mighty Missouri River near Omaha, and eventually drains to the Gulf of Mexico. Head back up and cross over Hoosier Pass, and when you spill your coffee it will drain into the Pacific Ocean. The Continental Divide is the spine of America, and home to the purple mountains majesty we sing about in America, the Beautiful.

Fishing, Hiking and Stellar Views

From Placer Valley, follow the jeep roads along it creeks and you'll start climbing quickly. Fishing is good here, and several trails for skiing and hiking veer off from the main jeep roads. Montgomery Reservoir is just north of this valley, and beautiful but cold year round.

Location and Driving Directions:

Drive south from central Breckenridge for about 15 miles to the top of Hoosier Pass. Cross the pass and you'll see Placer Valley on the right-hand side of Highway 9.  Homes and land for sale here will be on the road the heads back north and some switchback along the first hill above the river.

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Listing information last updated on March 25th, 2019 at 9:48pm MDT.