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Facts about Indian Mountain
 

Updated May 21, 2015
 
Indian Mountain consists of approximately 8,000 acres of private land subdivided into about 2,500 lots. Property owners, some owning several lots, number about 2,200. The subdivision was established in the early 1970s by a commercial land developer named Park Development Company and its general partner, Meridian Properties Inc. After about 1975, a company called Indian Mountain Corp (IMC) succeeded Park Development and Meridian and completed the sales of Indian Mountain properties. James P. Campbell, Jr. led IMC for many years.
 
Indian Mountain shares borders with Pike National Forest, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and State Land Board properties; and with the Buffalo, Stagestop and Elkhorn Ranch Subdivisions. The only direct vehicular access to Pike National Forest from Indian Mountain is along Longbow Drive. Elevations in Indian Mountain range from a low of 9,200 feet above sea level along its northernmost boundary near Tarryall Creek to 10,368 feet at the top of its namesake, Indian Mountain, one of the highest points in South Park.
 
Within Indian Mountain, nearly all subdivided lots are zoned residential; a few are designated as outlots. Outlots were reserved by the developer for special purposes. No lots in Indian Mountain are zoned for commercial use. The Indian Mountain Plan of (water) Augmentation, approved by the State Water Court in early 1974, after the subdivision was established, assures a well permit, but not a water right, for each residential lot for its in-house, domestic use. Other uses of water from these wells, such as stock watering, car washing and irrigation, are violations of Colorado law.
 
The unplatted land within Indian Mountain includes about 270 acres owned by the Indian Mountain Metropolitan District or IMMD. This tract of land was originally known as "the ski area,” but it is now know as the Indian Mountain Park. Motorized vehicles, firearms and alcoholic beverages are not allowed in the Park. This tract contains a lodge, comfort station, picnic pavilion, playground, nature trails and disk golf facilities. The IMMD rents the lodge and furnishes keys to property owners for the comfort station.
 
About three miles outside the subdivision from the Elkhorn Road/Albino Road entrance, IMMD owns about 86 acres of land within the Sportsmen’s Ranch. Within that property are an old Recreation Hall and a large fenced area where Indian Mountain property owners may store RVs and campers, at no cost, but at their owners’ risk. Also within the District’s tract at the Sportsmen’s Ranch is an 83-acre, 9-hole pasture golf course. The 83 acres is also home to a waste-wood burning pit where forest litter (slash) may be deposited and is periodically burned by the Jefferson-Como Fire Protection District. More detail about the IMMD facilities is provided on the District’s website at www.indianmountain.info.
 
There are about 218 miles of roads in Indian Mountain, all of which are the responsibility of Park County for snow removal, grading and general upkeep.