The Red Mountain Road was appropriately named for its unique red rock formations. Early residents homesteaded the area, eventually giving way to larger ranches, which flourished for decades. The gentle pasture lands and scattered pines provide cover for cattle and the antelope, deer, elk, and occasional moose. Once you pass what the locals refer to as the 'switchbacks,' you'll notice a dramatic change in vegetation, with a more dense pine cover, and aspen groves along the lush meadow country and spectacular views of the Mummy and Never Summer Ranges.

In the late 1800's the opportunity to own your part of the west brought in many adventerous folks: some of which had failed in their attempt to 'get rich' in California during the gold rush days. The Red Mountain area at 6,500 to 7,200 ft elevation would have been an attraction for "would be" ranchers, and by Lincoln signing into law the Homestead Act, settlers could claim 160 acres of their very own and eventually get a deed from the government, build a cabin for the family and try to eek out a living running livestock. Some even planted potatoes!


Climate

Livermore (80536), Colorado, averages 17 inches of rain with 112 inches of snow annually. On average, there are 233 sunny days per year in Livermore. The average July high is 81 degrees, and the January average low is 15.

Area and Employment

Fort Collins is a robust community of approximately 160,000 people, with a reputation for good schools and the home of Colorado State University. The CSU Veterinarian Hospital supports seven states which provide support for livestock agricultural and domestic animals.

Technology companies have moved into the area to take advantage of the pool of available high tech and engineering talent, and employees have found Fort Collins to be an attractive town to raise a family.

Many move to Fort Collins Colorado to be close to the mountains to hunt, fish, and hang out!

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