Forbes Wagon Creek Ranch is a 17,000 acre privately owned; access-controlled community located on the western slope of Colorado’s Sangre De Cristo Mountains.
Located midway between Walsenburg and Alamosa on Hwy 160, the 17,000-acre ranch is subdivided into 404 properties, 35 acres or larger, with certain deed restrictions and easements reserved by Forbes Wagon Creek Owner's Association (FWCROA). 402 land parcels are individually owned, with 2 parcels retained by the association. Parcel developments range from no improvements to luxury cabins. The ranch is high mountain property ranging from 8260/ft to 10,530/ft elevation.
Association governance is through owner adopted Declarations, Covenants, and Bylaws administered by an elected board of directors*. Operations and maintenance revenue is created through annual budget approval and property assessments.
As an access-controlled community, visitation is restricted to owners and their family, guests, contractors, or service providers.
Usage of properties varies by owner, with a common theme of wildlife appreciation and outdoor related activities. Cabin life, RV or primitive camping, wildlife watching, hunting, hiking, bicycle, or ATV riding are all popular activities within the ranch. Owners who prefer to hunt may hunt their own properties or may enroll in a pool of shared hunting acreage with other owners.
As expected at high altitude, road maintenance is seasonal due to harsh winters and heavy snow. Some owners are year-round residents who commute to and from their home using Snowcats, Argos, or snowmobiles.
First point of contact for ranch business & day to day management of the association is through our contracted property manager. Beginning September 2023 Ashley Luce is the new property manager for FWCROA.
Forbes Wagon Creek Ranch Owners Association (FWCROA)
c/o Ashley Luce
P.O. Box 699
Fort Garland, CO 81133
*Potential buyers of properties within FWCR should familiarize themselves with all Covenants, Policies, and Bylaws before closing.
Enjoy a visit to the website of residents Max and Helga, who live year round at high altitude.