Ute Pass is a scenic hideaway from the hustle and bustle of the city. Located in a sweeping valley to the west of Colorado Springs, the views here are unparalleled. From cozy cabins that meld into the hillside to new home developments and townhome communities, Ute Pass has something for everyone who seeks some peace and quiet. Foreclosures here are rare, so it is important to keep a close eye on this area for the best deals.
Communities in the Ute Pass area include Green Mountain Falls, Chipita Park, Cascade and Crystola. Many of the homes in this area are single-family custom homes, however many townhomes and condos can be found in Green Mountain Falls, as well as a scattering in the other communities.
There are no large shopping centers or malls in the Ute Pass area. Residents here prefer to keep things simple and peaceful and leave the crowds to other areas. There are, however, several restaurants and taverns that are popular even beyond the area, including The Pantry, The Blackbear Restaurant, The Crystola Roadhouse and The Wines of Colorado. There is the Pikes Peak Toll Road that accesses the North Slope Recreation area which features hiking, nature watching, fishing and views from the summit of America's Mountain. Santa's Workshop, a nice little amusement park for the kids that features the highest Ferris wheel in America, is located here as well.
While the communities of Ute Pass may be secluded in their own little niche, it is still just a short drive to retail and service areas. Just to the west is Woodland Park, which has several shopping centers, a Wal-mart, banks, restaurants and gas stations. The Dinosaur Resource Center is located here as well. To the east, Manitou Springs is just a few miles down 'The Pass' as the locals call it, and Downtown Colorado Springs is just a few minutes’ drive beyond that on Hwy 24.
Most Students in this area attend either Woodland Park High School in Woodland Park District Re-2 or Manitou Springs High School in Manitou Springs District 14. Both of these districts are very highly acclaimed and feature low student to teacher ratios and challenging curriculums.
Many areas offer a taste of the Colorado lifestyle, but none moreso that Ute Pass. With its cozy mountain homes, great restaurants and outdoor opportunities as well as fantastic schools, Ute Pass is a great place to find a foreclosure deal.
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