How Cougar Canyon Came To Be

A Search For A Better Life

In 1993, the developer of Cougar Canyon was looking to leave the hustle and bustle of city life in search of a better quality of life for his growing family.

Raised in northwestern Montana, he explored ranches there as well as throughout the Southwest. He found exactly what he was looking for in Trinidad: a high quality of life with a low cost of living in a small town community with its own unique charm and a strong potential for growth. He purchased a ranch east of town where he enjoyed the sunrise above the vast plains and the sunset over the majestic Rocky Mountains to the west.

The area offered unlimited recreational opportunities for his family to enjoy, which included everything from hiking, fishing, and skiing, to hunting, horseback riding, and some of the best wildlife viewing in the Western United States.

Only in a few places can you take a horseback ride and within a few minutes of your home witness antelope, elk, bobcat, and roadrunners! He also discovered that it was very easy to get to many places and cities from Trinidad, and that southern Colorado had the best four-seasons climate in the country.

When he first arrived in Trinidad after a long search throughout Arizona, Utah, and New Mexico, he knew he had come home.

Cougar Canyon is part of his original ranch, and his vision was to share this find with others who valued the same things in life: community, family, nature, and adventure.

In his quest to perfect his vision he has compiled an experienced team of developers from Aspen, San Diego, and Denver. This group includes Silver Ridge Investments, which among their many developments in Aspen includes Peaks at Aspen Glen and the Timbers Club at Snowmass. The partnership has designed an unrivaled community that connects the small town quality of life, all the modern amenities of a resort with the backdrop of a spectacular Colorado lifestyle.

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