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Valley of the Sun

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Valley of the Sun is so wide and open, with several large creeks and nice aspen and pine forests. that you'll see more sun than the feeling of being in a valley. The terrain is rippling foothills that lead to some of Colorado's highest peak. These majestic 14ers look like their within arms reach but this mountain park is misleading large. And so are the lots in Valley of the Sun. 
 
And value.  Where can you find a large home for sale on lots from five to more than ten acres with majestic view of the Mosquito Ranch, and 1/2 hour from a world-class ski resort like Breckenridge for under a million dollars?  Valley of the Sun, Park County, Colorado.  Architecture over on this, the south side of Hoosier Pass, take on the look of tall ships with prows of huge glass windows to take in the view. Lot of natural wood beams and high ceilings mimic the countryside, and natural is the way they do utilities. Large lots and Park County soil are perfect for water wells and septic systems. A nice big home with a garage makes high country living in deep snow conditions hardly an inconvenience.
 

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1041 Mountain View Dr, FAIRPLAY, CO - $479,000

Residential, Single Family Residence
MLS® #S1031155
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,416 SQFT
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Don't Miss Out On This Great Deal On A Cozy Mountain Home! Large Wrap Around Deck With Sliding Door To Master Suite. Living Room Features Vaulted Ceilings With Lots Of Windows To Let In Great Natural Light. Gas Heating Stove Adds To The Ambiance! ...

Dry Gulch Rd, FAIRPLAY, CO - $89,900

Land, Unimproved Land
MLS® #S1031129
  • 1 DOM
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Ultimate Privacy And Potential Views With Selective Tree Thinning From This Treed 2 Acre Parcel At End Of Cul-de-sac! On County-maintained Road With Power Near The Parcel, Several Building Sites, And Just Minutes From The Pike National Forest And ...

463 Gold Trl Cir, FAIRPLAY, CO - $67,500

Land, Unimproved Land
MLS® #S1031105
  • 4 DOM
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Quiet And Peaceful Setting Off The Busy Roads But Still An Easy 5 Miles To Hwy 9. Fifteen Minutes To Fairplay And Thirty Minutes To Breckenridge. Flat And Easy To Build With Great Views Possible When You Clear The Building Site And Get To The Seco...

116 Valley Of The Sun Dr, FAIRPLAY, CO - $475,000

Residential, Single Family Residence
MLS® #S1031121
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,632 SQFT
  • 4 DOM
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Sweet Little Cabin In The Woods Nestled On Almost An Acre Of Private And Secluded Mountain Land. Two Driveways, One Car Garage And A Wrap Around Porch Area Offering A Neat Outdoor Living Space. Great Floor Plan With Cute Loft Complete With Views A...

516 Mountain View Dr, FAIRPLAY, CO - $74,900

Land, Unimproved Land
MLS® #S1031085
  • 5 DOM
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Fantastic Parcel On County Maintained Road With Mature Pines, Rough Driveway In, Cleared Site With Power And Natural Gas At Road! Bring Your Rv Or Build Your Dream Home On This Flat Buildable Lot In The Extremely Popular Valley Of The Sun Area. Pl...

391 Bobcat Ln, FAIRPLAY, CO - $74,900

Land, Unimproved Land
MLS® #S1030996
  • 13 DOM
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This Lot Features Amazing Views Of Silverheels Mountain, Large Pine Trees, And Lots Of Flat Land To Build. Year Round Access On County Maintained Roads. 30 Min To Break! No Hoa!

1382 Mountain View Dr, FAIRPLAY, CO - $798,000

Residential, Single Family Residence
MLS® #S1030561
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,236 SQFT
  • 36 DOM
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Amazing Mountain Getaway With Expansive, Unobstructed, Pristine Views. Relax And Enjoy The Two Spacious Living Areas Or The Many Outside Gathering Spaces Including A Large Deck And Patios. The Vaulted Pine Ceilings, Beetle Kill Pine Walls, Hardwo...

544 El Lobo Ln, FAIRPLAY, CO - $62,000

Land, Unimproved Land
MLS® #S1029250
  • 63 DOM
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Nice Attractive Treed 1 Acre In Valley Of The Sun, Approx 22miles From Breckenridge. Take A Peek At The Pictures, Great Setting. 544 Ele Lobo Lane Just North Of El Lobo Circle, Nav Is Slightly Off, Lot Has Sign On Tree, On Right Side.

171 Bum Dr, FAIRPLAY, CO - $57,500

Land, Unimproved Land
MLS® #S1028819
  • 87 DOM
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Nicely Treed, Green 1 Acre Lot In Valley Of The Sun. Just 40 Minutes To Breckenridge, This Lot Has Power Nearby And Best Of All, Plowed Roads All Winter Long. Ready To Build Your Dream Home, And The Area Has Many Successful Short Term Rentals, If...

150 Porcupine Rd, FAIRPLAY, CO - $59,000

Land, Unimproved Land
MLS® #S1027704
  • 92 DOM
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Nice Treed Lot In Valley Of The Sun! Only Approx 22 Miles To Breckenridge, Make This Your Mountain Home Get Away!

80 Valley Of The Sun Dr, FAIRPLAY, CO - $64,000

Land, Unimproved Land
MLS® #S1027571
  • 94 DOM
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Almost An Acre Of Beautifully Treed, Gently Sloped Land To Build Your Dream Home. Natural Gas And Electricity In The Road. Only Two Lots Of Mountain View For Easy Access.

395 Miners Way, FAIRPLAY, CO - $1,385,000

Residential, Single Family Residence
MLS® #S1027513
  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,318 SQFT
  • 104 DOM
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Significant Price Improvement! Exceptional Log Home, Perched On 3 Dividable Acres With Big Mountain Views From The Wrap Deck. Each Bedroom Is En Suite And Mostly Furnished. The Great Room Features A Wall Of Windows, Stone Fireplace An Open Floo...

 

Fishing, Hiking and Stellar Views

To the west of Valley of the Sun are the high mountains of the Mosquito Range. Hiking, biking and ski trails can be found starting from the neighborhood or off the jeep roads that climb higher. Follow Sacramento Creek up to where there is snow most of the year and you'll find good fishing. The homeowners of Valley of the Sun maintain and have private access to the lower Sacremento Creek Reservoir.

East of the eastern part of Valley of the Sun you'll find the Platte River and more good fishing. Jeep roads link up from this neighborhood and the adjoining Platte River Ranch with roads from Fairplay. The landscapes here are less tree covered than adjacent Summit County and you'll be able to see Mount Silverheels as you explore these backcountry roads.  Or find skiing and hiking trails that veer off from the main jeep roads. Montgomery Reservoir is just north of this valley, beautiful and cool year round.

Living in Valley of the Sun

Electricity is available to the home builders in this large neighborhood, and chances are one of your neighbors has helped bring it to your lot, or you can go off grid with the plentiful sun in VOTS because the other utilities, water and sewer are already the self-sufficient kind: septic systems and well water.  If designed by high quality soil engineers septic systems are more economical and planet friendly that the big city utilities. And wells, when drilled by the experienced operators of this area produce the best quality of drinking water.  Buyers should ask about what planning work has been done on a lot before purchase, and if a septic and well permit have already been obtained, you're in luck.  This adds significant value to the property. Most of the lots in Valley of the Sun are large enough to accommodate wells, septic systems and a good home footprint, but it is always wise to investigate before purchase with an experienced engineering firm.

QUICK FACTS ABOUT VALLEY OF THE SUN

  • Lots: approx. 1,000
  • Vacant Lots: more than half are undeveloped, and many are intended to stay that way by the owners of adjacent land
  • Acreage: most lots are 1 to 2 acres, with about 10% more than 3 acres and the largest lot 17.5 acres.
  • Year Built: 1971 to present
  • Square Footage:  432 to 3,646 sq. ft.
  • Size: 1-6 bedrooms; 1-3 bathrooms

Location and Driving Directions:

Drive south from central Breckenridge for about 15 miles to the top of Hoosier Pass. Cross the pass and head through downtown Alma. About a mile past town, the majority of the homes in Valley of the Sun will be found on your right off County Road 14 or CR 1.  A few are mingled in with Glacier Ridge and will be on your left, east of yourself driving south on Highway 9.

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Listing information last updated on September 28th, 2021 at 5:17pm MDT.