Woodland Park, Colorado, aptly named "The City Above the Clouds," rests 18 miles west of Colorado Springs at an elevation of 8,465 feet. Approximately 7,600 residents call Woodland Park "home."
Woodland Park real estate is famous for the beautiful mature stands of pine, spruce, and aspen trees that are in abundance. In fact, Woodland Park is located within one million beautiful acres of the Pike National Forest. Scenic views seem to be offered from every Colorado mountain property. Driving anywhere in the Rampart Range and Rocky Mountain region becomes a pleasure, not a chore.
A home in Woodland Park offers all the charm and desirability of "small town living," while still being within a 20-minute drive of Colorado's second largest city, Colorado Springs.
Although the snow-capped beauty of Pikes Peak is usually visible throughout the year, Woodland Park still averages over 300 days of sunshine per year!
Offering hiking, fishing, biking, horseback riding, snow-mobiling, and skiing, Woodland Park is the perfect place for the family that enjoys the great outdoors. World-class alpine ski resorts such as Breckenridge are within a 90-mile drive. The Pike National Forest offers marked summer and winter trails for year-round adventure. One trip through Teller County and you will easily see why Woodland Park real estate is so popular.
Incorporated in 1891, Woodland Park was originally a "sawmill town," providing railroad ties and mining timber for the nearby gold mining towns of Cripple Creek and Victor. Today, tourism is the major fuel for the local economy.