Welcome to Black Forest
With breathtaking views of the Front Range Mountains, Pikes Peak, and even woods as deep as you can imagine. The name holds true, Black Forest is a nature wonderland. The Palmer divide extends from the west down towards the east separating the Arkansas and South Platte River Basins. This area holds an incredible glimpse into nature's beautiful surroundings. The distinct ponderosa pines of the area create vast forests and unique perspectives and angles towards Pikes Peak, the Front Range Rocky Mountains, downtown Colorado Springs and even incredible views out towards the eastern plains and north towards the upper side of the Palmer divide towards Castle Rock and Denver.
Black Forest Homes for sale can range from simple single-family homes to multi-million dollar luxury estates. The Black Forest area holds true to its name with woods covering a large part of the landscape however in a lot of places there are rolling hills and meadows enclosed within the forest. The landscape varies throughout the Black Forest area which includes many homes for sale that lie within properties with a bit of acreage. Some of the local attractions available close to the Black Forest are Palmer Lake, United States Air Force Academy, Great Wolf Lodge, and Western Museum of Mining & Industry.
The Black Forest has a rich history with the larger area known as the Pineries. The area originally extended from Divide, Colorado all the way out to Monument Hill which later became known as "Black Forest." The area also has a rich Native American history as you can see with evidence of charcoal pits and remnants such as tool chippings, arrowheads, and even a piece of pottery if you are lucky. The native Americans used the rich forest ecosystem as a source of fuel and protection. Later when General Palmer bought up most of the land in the Black Forest area sawmills were created as lumber became a means to build Colorado Springs and Denver. Later, the area slowly became farming and ranching based until the drought came in in the early 1900s. There are horse properties available and access to many local parks open to the public. Fox Run Regional Park, Black Forest Regional Park, Black Forest Section 16 Trail, and Palmer Divide Trail are local parks open to hiking.