Cascade CO Real Estate, Cascade area and Community Information
Cascade, Colorado, is an unincorporated community in El Paso County. It is located near Pikes Peak, not far from Coloado Springs. Tourists come to the area to enjoy a diverse array of recreational activities during all four seasons of the year.
The first homesteader of European descent was said to have been Eliza Marriot Hewlett, who came out from New York with her two children in the 1880s. Additional settlers arrived to establish ranches or to promote tourism. The Cascade area also catered to the mule trains passing through on their way to mines in the Leadville and Cripple Creek areas. In 1888, the Colorado Midland Railway was routed through the area. Thanks to the arrival of the railroad, tourists were increasingly attracted to Cascade Canyon and its waterfall.
Parks and Recreation
Hikers will find a series of waterfalls along the Heizer trail as it winds its way to Cascade Community Park. Along the way, views of Pikes Peak unfold as well. The trail covers six-miles round trip. The Pikes Peak Highway
is a toll road that extends for 19 miles from Cascade to the summit of Pikes Peak.
Attractions and Activities
The Cave of the Winds
complex is more than a destination for memorable cave tours. The Terror-dactyl ride launches intrepid visitors 200 feet into a canyon at almost 100 miles per hour. Bat-a-Pult is a 1,200-foot aerial experience that runs high above the spectacular Williams Canyon. The Wind Walker sends participants through a maze of ladders, swinging ropes and steel beams along the rim of a 600-foot deep canyon.
In nearby Canon City is Royal Gorge
. Guided tours help visitors to more fully comprehend the bridge, a true engineering marvel. The 85-year-old structure is the highest suspension bridge in America.
Residential Cascade CO real estate includes log homes and ranch-style dwellings on multi-acre lots cut into dramatic hillsides. Many of these Cascade CO homes offer panoramic mountain views. There are also homes for sale in Cascade that were constructed in the 19th century.
The RE/MAX Performance team can show you a number of larger Cascade homes for sale that include 4,000 sq-ft or more of living space. Modern real estate in Cascade often includes amenities like multi-car garages, deluxe kitchens, and energy-efficient systems. The interested Cascade home buyer can look at Cascade real estate down in the valleys or high on the hillsides. Such Cascade properties do include some excellent values. A knowledgeable RE/MAX Performance agent can tell you more about the Cascade properties that will properly address your important needs.