Pikes Peak Loop is a multi-use trail that circles the Cathedral Pines neighborhood in Black Forest. The southern part of the trail connects to the northern edge of Black Forest Regional Park and can be linked with more trails in the regional park. Pikes Peak Loop is primarily doubletrack, and is owned and maintained by […]
Black Forest News: Library + Bistro + Road Expansion + Open Spaces + More
Here’s what’s new in Black Forest, Colorado, as of early February 2020: New Library Feature in Black Forest The Pikes Peak Library District has added a library return box at Black Forest Rd. & Shoup Rd. It’s located in the parking lot of Black Forest Community Church, where the bookmobile parks on Mondays. Bookmobile staff […]
What Are the Roads Like in Black Forest During Winter?
People who are considering moving to the Black Forest area sometimes wonder what the road conditions are usually like during winter. It’s common knowledge amongst Colorado Springs-area locals that the Black Forest area gets more snow than other parts of town, in part due to its higher elevation. But, do you need 4WD in Black […]
The Chicken Coop That Almost Kept Us from Buying Our Fixer-Upper
Oh, what an adventure we had when we bought the old yellow house in Black Forest! We went under contract in April, but with a closing date in late June in order to give us time to sell our home in Stetson Hills.
How We Bought Our Forever Home in Black Forest
In 2013, we bought our forever home. What does forever mean? Well, we thought it meant that it was a place that we could live, God-willing, for the rest of our lives and maybe even have our kids keep it in the family. Sometimes, I think it’s our forever home in that we’ll be working […]
The wildflowers are blooming!
The wildflowers are in full bloom in Colorado Springs! Some of the best viewing is just to the north of Colorado Springs, in the Black Forest area. These pics were taken at Black Forest Regional Park (close to the Cathedral Pines neighborhood, in which we have a house for sale, by the way!) We were […]
On the market: 5155 Saxton Hollow in beautiful Cathedral Pines
This is Cathedral Pines at its best! This gorgeous home is located on Saxton Hollow in the Cathedral Pines neighborhood. Seven bedrooms, nine bathrooms, expansive living areas, a stunning executive office suite, five fireplaces, two laundry rooms, and truly, so much more are spread out over 8,400 square feet of luxury. You will love the […]
The “Black Forest Shoe Tree”
What’s this? Oh nothing, just looking south down Black Forest Road just north of the intersection with Woodmen Road. It’s a lovely evening, really… But wait. Is that a shoe hanging from the tree? Yes, yes, it is. It’s actually several pairs of shoes hanging from the tree. At least five pairs that I can […]