Larkspur is simply heaven in the hills. There are several subdivisions featuring large homes with unique views of mountains, buttes, rock formations, trees and the beauty only Colorado can provide. Some of the best subdivisions are Sage Port, Sterling Pointe, Perry Park , Perry Park East, Valley Park and more. Each neighborhood is a perfect havens to retreat from the hectic pace of city life. Living in Larkspur is a resort atmosphere and perfect for the outdoor enthusiast without ever leaving home. Whether you’re drawn by the great outdoors or the scenic beauty of the Rocky Mountain landscape, Larkspur offers one million acres of Pike National Forest right next door and plenty of opportunities for exploration. Whether discovering on horseback, mountain biking or hiking the trails, there's a slice of heaven here for everyone. Castle Rock is the closest large town with amenities. Nestled in between Denver and Colorado Springs, a quick 45 minute drive in either direction will get you there. It's a commuter's paradise for those wanting to live surrounded by nature and wildlife with homes built right up to the rocks.
Larkspur is also home to The Golf Club at Bear Dance, the home course of The Colorado Section of the Professional Golfers’ Association of America. Famed as the Best Denver Golf Course from 2014, winning every year to date through to 2019! 18 Holes of pure championship golf winding through 753 acres of mountainous terrain with mature Ponderosa Pines, oak-lined ridges, gorgeous rock dwellings and native grass valleys. With an average elevation of 6,800 feet, The Golf Club at Bear Dance offers stunning views of the Front Range and surrounding landscape of The Rocky Mountains. Consistently rated as Colorado’s best and most challenging public golf course, Bear Dance offers generous tree-lined fairways framed by flashing white sand bunkers, striking water features, and intricate greens. Awarded the 2014, 2015 & 2016 #1 Course along the Front Range, Bear Dance was chosen for its tranquility and natural splendor, a true mountain golf experience for those who feel golf is a spiritual experience.
Larkspur is located off of Interstate I-25 (exit 172 northbound and exit 173 southbound) between Castle Rock and Colorado Springs.
Before arrival of the pioneers, the Larkspur area was occupied by the Ute, Kiowa, Cheyenne, and Arapahoe Indian tribes. What began as a stage stop along the Territorial Road soon became a resort and eventually a town.
On January 22, 1862, a territorial post office was established at what was called Huntsville, Douglas County, Colorado named after Territorial Governor Alexander Hunt. The post office was discontinued on August 29, 1867 and re-established on April 8, 1869.
The Town was named by Elizabeth Hunt, wife of Territorial Governor Alexander Hunt, for the abundant purple flowers growing in the area.
Larkspur, rich in lumber, red sandstone, gypsum, and potash, prospered with the railroad and added two sawmills, a blacksmith shop, a hotel, two general stores, a school, and a casino.
In 1916 the American Federation of Human Rights, a Co-Masonic Fraternal Order, purchased land in Larkspur and built their administration building which is still in use today.
In 1965, Plum Creek, which runs along the east side of town, flooded and destroyed much of early day Larkspur including the Carlson Frink Creamery.
Larkspur was incorporated in 1979.
The Town of Larkspur is home for the Colorado Renaissance Festival and more recently Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Campground. The Town of Larkspur is served and protected by the Larkspur Fire Protection District.and Douglas County Sheriff.
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