Winter Park's Elk Run Boasts Prime Location, Panoramic Views, and Out-the-Door Trail Access

There's no question that living in Winter Park proper has its perks: take advantage of walking distance to the shops and restaurants, pop up to the resort for a few runs, easily hop on The Lift transit system, live in the heart of summer events and festivals, explore miles of out-your-back-door trails, and be on the Front Range in about an hour. Mountain living with easy access to it all? A dream. But if you're looking for that get-away-from-it-all experience, the Elk Run subdivision in Winter Park gives you all the benefits of living in town while sitting just enough above Main Street that you can have that quiet, peaceful mountain oasis (with views that don't stop) and still living in the heart of it all. 

A quick walk, ride, or drive west of downtown Winter Park, Elk Run sits on a mountainside, with lots boasting views of the Continental Divide, Byers Peak, Winter Park Resort, and the Never Summer Range. Nestled below Forest Service land that connects to the Arapahoe National Forest, the forested neighborhood feels like an extension of the adjacent open space. 

Lots in the subdivision range from around 1/2 to 3/4 of an acre. Currently built homes vary in size: from 2,200 to over 6,600 square feet. Paved roads weave through the 67 lots, 63 of which are zoned single-family homes, and 4 of which are zoned multi-family and boast luxury townhomes.

Tour around the neighborhood on Moose Trail, Elk Trail, Elk Court, Foxtail Dr., Moose Ct., and Lake Trail to check out the current homes and undeveloped land. Elk Run truly is a Winter Park gem!


An ideal location for taking advantage of summer and winter fun in Grand County, Elk Run is a walkable to downtown Winter Park, just over 3 miles from Winter Park Resort, and right on Fraser Valley's extensive trail system. Whether you're cross-country skiing, mountain biking, hiking, or getting your dog out for a walk, Elk Run's location is perfect - no need to pack up and drive. With direct access to Sunset Pink, Sundog, and Leland Creek Trail, adventure is literally out your back door!

Five minutes from the grocery store, minutes to fishing on the Fraser River, twenty minutes from world-class golfing, a little over half an our to the three lakes region, and less than an hour to Rocky Mountain National Park, everything Grand County has to offer is convenient and accessible from this sought-after subdivision. 

Travel for work? Homes in Elk Run are just an hour and half from DIA, making it one of the fastest mountain commutes to the airport. And access to the city is quick - Winter Park is an hour's drive from the west side of the Denver metropolitan area. 


Elk Run has underground utilities including natural gas, cable, city water, and city sewer. High-speed internet is readily available.  Paved roads and a linear park with an internal trail system that connect to the adjacent trail system in the National Forest make this neighborhood even more desirable. 


Elk Run's homeowners association is managed by local company Allegiant Management. The association is responsible for maintaining open space as well as managing architectural guidelines and ensuring adherence to covenants and regulations. Current single-family home fees run about $225 annually but are always subject to change. 

Design regulations require homes to be no higher than 35 feet tall with exterior finishes limited to natural wood, brick, stone, stucco, or glass in order to best blend in with the natural environment. Wood can be stained in muted earth tones, but it cannot be painted. Minimal square footage for living space is 1,600 square feet for a one-story home and 2,000 square feet for a two-story home. Single-family homes may have an attached guest house. And if you plan to build on one of the beautiful lots in the neighborhood, note that exterior walls and the roof must be completed within 12 months. 

Neighborhood covenants aim to preserve the natural beauty of the community and keep property values high. Trailers, RVs, and boats must be housed within an approved concealed structure or stored elsewhere. Equipment (aside from that needed for construction) is not allowed to be parked or stored. No animals other than household pets can be kept, fences need to be low and blend in with the land, signs are made of wood with routed letters, and homes are expected to be well-maintained. This regulations make for a beautiful, well-cared-for community that blends in with its natural surroundings.


If living in Elk Run is on your radar, we'd love to connect, tour the neighborhood and any current listings, and get you set up with listing alerts. Reach out to schedule a consult, share your mountain real estate goals, and learn more about the buying process!

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