Bailey, CO Homes for Sale
Bailey Real Estate
Situated along a scenic curve in the South Platte River, about 30 miles southwest of Denver, Bailey, Colorado enjoys the distinction of being one of the largest and most popular communities in the Platte Canyon, and it’s no wonder.
Classic alpine scenery lends a particular charm to this progressive mountain town. Bailey Colorado was incorporated in 1864. In Colorado’s Pike National Forest, Bailey is half a mile higher than Denver, forty-five miles to the northeast. The Denver, South Park, and Pacific Railroad finally reached Bailey in 1878. That same year, the Bailey Post Office opened. Former Colorado governor John Evens had established the railroad to access the enormous timber resources of the Platte Canyon.
The area known as Platte Canyon includes Bailey and a handful of other small mountain communities including Shawnee and Grant. The many logging trails left behind with the demise of the timber industry make the region a favorite of mountain bikers. The Bailey Lodge, a pet-friendly establishment overlooking the Platte River, has its own pay-to-fish trout pond. And a stretch of the trout-rich South Platte River waters flow through its grounds. It’s also convenient to hiking and bridle trails, kayaking, rafting and cross country skiing.
Still unincorporated, Bailey is surrounded by numerous mountain subdivisions whose homeowners account for about 9,000 of Park County’s some 14,000 residents. Park County now has the third-fastest growth, in terms of percentages, of all of Colorado’s counties. With a dental clinic, health center, five general merchandise stores, two newspapers, and a public library, Bailey now has all the essentials.
The community consists of several other small businesses, restaurants and the Platte Canyon Community Church. Most of the homes have sprung up to form beautiful mountainside divisions at Crow Hill, and throughout the river basin. Residents of Bailey Colorado take pride in their efforts to provide opportunities for business, and welcome the responsibility that comes with protecting their quality of life.