Green Mountain Falls, Colorado

The Town of Green Mountain Falls is north of Pikes Peak and is 11 miles west of Colorado Springs just off U.S. Highway 24.  At an altitude of 7,800 feet, the Town is set in a picturesque narrow mountain valley surrounded on three sides by Pike National Forest. The El Paso County/Teller County line goes North – South through Green Mountain Falls. Sixty two percent (62%) of the town is in El Paso County. Thirty eight percent (38%) is in Teller County. Natural assets include three creeks, waterfalls, a lake, rugged cliffs, forests, wildflowers, and abundant wildlife.

Green Mountain Falls is a quiet and peaceful mountain town with a year-round population of approximately 676.  The number of people in Town increases significantly in the summer as people from other states arrives to use their family cabins.  These people are commonly called “summer residents” and they bring a sense of tradition and a love for the community.

Architecturally, the Town has a variety of rustic summer log cabins and Victorian houses mixed with newer homes.  The Town’s character is reflected in the preservation of historic structures including the original land office building, hotels, and the Church in the Wildwood.  The Town’s focal point is an 1890 Victorian gazebo on an island in a small lake.

The Town location supports a unique life style by providing a beautiful natural setting for a mountain home close to the employment opportunities, services, and culture of a nearby large city.

Notice of Stage 1 Fire Ban

Existing dry conditions throughout the region have left the Green Mountain Falls/Chipita Park Fire District in a very vulnerable condition for wildfires, and;
Current conditions and circumstances of extreme fire hazard exist throughout the fire district and necessitate the imposition of an open fire ban to protect the health, safety and welfare of the public;

Stage I Restrictions: Prohibits the following activities:
1. Open burning, excepting fires and campfires within permanently constructed fire grates in developed campgrounds and picnic grounds, charcoal grills and permanent outdoor fireplaces at private residences in areas cleared of all flammable materials.
2. The sale or use of fireworks.
3. Outdoor smoking except within an enclosed vehicle or building, a developed recreation site or while stopped in an area at least three feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of all flammable materials.
4. Launching of model rockets
5.  Portable wood burning fire pits or fire rings
6. Chimeras
Steve Murphy, Chief
Green Mountain Falls/Chipita Park Fire DepartmentSpecial Meeting Notice 03-24-17