Chipita Park is an unincorporated community located in El Paso County, west of Colorado Springs. People of the area sometimes use the town names of Chipita Park and Cascade interchangeably. Mail can be addressed to either city, as the census refers to it as Cascade-Chipita Park, Colorado. Originally known as Ute Park, the town was renamed to Chipita Park in the mid 1900’s after Chief Ouray’s wife, Chipeta. In the late 1800s, the Ute Hotel was opened with summer cottages and a lake for summer visitors. The area has grown since that time, but still retains its small town feel. The population was 1,655 at the 2010 census.
Many people in the area are familiar with Chipita Park as they pass through the area on the way to Woodland Park or into the mountains. One favorite local business does require a special stop. Santa’s Workshop is located at the base of Pikes Peak and is open year-round. This Christmas themed family amusement park that has been in existence since 1956 and has 25 rides, shows and other attractions.
Homes for sale in Chipita Park are generally older homes similar with a definite mountain-cabin style. Homes were built between 1920 and 1973 with the average home built in 1945. Homes in this area average 1,600 square feet with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The median sales price per square feet is $210 with a median sales price of $295,000.
Students living in this area are located in the Manitou Springs #14 attendance area. Ute Pass Elementary school is located in this area but secondary students are bused to Manitou Springs. This is a great area to buy a house if you are looking for a mountain feel with some great privacy and aspects rural living. In the recent years, some newer larger homes have been built taking advantage of the beautiful scenery and stunning wildlife. Other neighborhoods in the Ute Pass area include Cascade, Green Mountain Falls and Pikes Peak Estates. Traveling further west, Woodland Park offers a larger town with a wider variety of homes for sale
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About Ute Pass, Colorado
Ute Pass Colorado is a historic area located along the mountain pass between El Paso and Teller Counties. This area consists of a few small towns; Green Mountain Falls, Cascade and Chipita Park.
This area is named for the Ute Indians that used to traverse this mountain pass from their home in the Shining Mountains (Rockies) down to the Springs in Manitou.
The Ute Pass area doesn’t have many real commercial entities to speak of. There are a handful of restaurants, a bar, post office and a Liquor Store.
This area is in the Manitou Springs District #14 attendance area. Ute Pass Elementary school is located in this area but secondary students are bused to Manitou. The primary zip code in this area is 80819.
People live in this area for the ambiance. This area feels like pure mountain living because in this area, you’re surrounded by nature and mountains everywhere you look. Residents of this area don’t mind a little travel for groceries because their surroundings are why the live in Colorado. Similar neighborhoods include: Woodland Park and Black Forest
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Where is Ute Pass Colorado?
The Ute Pass area of Colorado Springs is on the western edge of El Paso County. Towns in this area include Cascade, CO, Green Mountain Falls, CO, Crystola, CO and Chipita Park, CO. This area borders Woodland Park in Teller County and covers approximately 16 square miles and is at an average elevation of 8500 feet in elevation. This area is very similar to Woodland Park with a rural mountain feel.
Schools in Ute Pass Colorado
Students in the Ute Pass area are in the attendance area of Manitou Springs School District D14. Manitou Springs School District 14 is a small school district with approximately 600 students comprised of Ute Pass and Manitou Elementary Schools, Manitou Springs Middle School and Manitou Springs High School. Even though they are a small school district, the Manitou Springs schools offer programs such as ballet, strings/orchestra, and robotics in addition to their normal curriculum.
Teller County Weather
The weather in the Ute Pass and Teller County area tends to be a little more extreme than in other parts of the Colorado Springs area due to the higher elevation. Average highs in the winter are in the upper 30’s with average lows dropping down to 10-15 degrees. Summertime temperatures average 70-75 degrees with the lows in the mid 40s. The Ute Pass area has very similar weather to the Woodland Park Colorado area.