Forbes Park (Costilla County)

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Forbes Park, Colorado
Forbes Park, Colorado is located in USA
Forbes Park, Colorado
Forbes Park, Colorado
Location of Forbes Park in United States
Coordinates: 37°29′24″N 105°12′00″W / 37.49000°N 105.20000°W / 37.49000; -105.20000Coordinates: 37°29′24″N 105°12′00″W / 37.49000°N 105.20000°W / 37.49000; -105.20000
Country  United States
State  State of Colorado
County Costilla County
 • Total 21.86 sq mi (56.62 km2)
Elevation 8,400-10,300 ft (2,560-3,140 m)
Population (2013)estimate
 • Total 806
 • Density 37/sq mi (14/km2)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)

Forbes Park is a gated community in the historic San Luis Valley of Colorado about 13 miles (21 km) east of Fort Garland and 130 miles (210 km) southwest of Colorado Springs. It is characterized by its alpine meadows, aspen, spruce and fir forests, and several alpine lakes. Forbes developed Forbes Park starting in the mid-1970s and sold all properties. The Homeowner's Association maintains roads, common areas and the club house. Only short-term camping is allowed, and covenants ensure that new construction fits into Forbes Park's natural, alpine setting. The Association has snow plows and many of these parcels are accessible year-round.

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