Florissant, Colorado is located in an area that is rich with history,
natural beauty and activities.
The Fossil Beds are a marvel
of ancient life and there is a homestead settled by one of the
first women pioneers in the area.
Cripple Creek is only 18 miles
away and has an assortment of casinos and mine tours. There
are over a million acres of Pike National Forest with Spinney
Mountain and Eleven Mile Reservoirs and Manitou Lake and Lake
Woodland Park offers a great variety of dining
and shops to explore as well as a whitewater rafting company
and the Dinosaur Resource Center.
Closer by, Divide has a grocery
store and there is a convenience store with a Subway sandwich
shop and gas in Florissant. A new coffee shop and Oney's pizza
and sandwich shop provide other alternatives for meals within
walking distance if you're in the mood for a bit of a stroll.
The Little Luck Homestead sits on 56 acres and features a creek. While there are
horses on the acerage, you are welcome to explore and check
out the property on foot. There are beaver dams on the creek
and a blue heron nest by the creek in the spring. Other wildlife
includes prairie dogs, badgers, coyotes, deer, elk and an
occasional bear. There is petrified wood and fossils to find,
but please do not remove so others may also enjoy. The hillside
has many good places to nestle in the trees with a book or
just to enjoy the quiet and the view.
The State of Colorado now requires that riders purchase a
permit similar to a fishing license to use public lands. They
are available at Walmart and also at most retail outlets that
offer hunting and fishing licenses.
It should also be noted that there is no phone at the house.
Both Cingular and T-Mobile subscribers get coverage in the
area, other carriers may not.