BLACK FOREST COMMUNITY INFORMATION
BLACK FOREST IS A RURAL RESIDENTIAL COMMUNITY north of Colorado Springs and approximately 120 square miles in area. It consists of homesites predominately 5 acres in size, many of which are forested with Ponderosa Pine trees.
The elevation averages 7,379 feet and the main zip codes are 80908 and 80106. Many lots are zoned for horses and other large animals such as llamas and alpaca. About 4491 households are in the 80908 zip code and an additional 2,023 are in the 80106 zip code.
Recreational amenities include 370-acre Black Forest Regional Park and 417-acre Fox Run Regional Park, both of which have soccer fields, playgrounds, picnic pavilions and trails for hiking, bicycling, horseback riding and cross country skiing. There is also the Black Forest Section 16 Partnership Trail, a 4-mile non-motorized multi-use trail well used and enjoyed by dog walkers, equestrians bicyclists and hikers and a new 9-mile trail at the Pineries Open Space
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Wildlife such as the black Abert squirrel, mule deer, white tail deer, elk, cottontail rabbits, showshoe hares, foxes of many colors, raccoons, bobcats and porcupines abound in the area and Cheryt and her husband have identified at least 42 different species of birds at their feeding stations.
Downtown Colorado Springs is located about 30 minutes to the south and the outskirts of the Denver metro area approximately 45 minutes to the north.
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