Mountain living roughly 20 minute drive to Manitou Springs - paved roads from gate to clubhouse area. Upper Crystal Park gated community. Located in Aspen meadow, relatively level with some slope. Roughly rectangular .71 acre lot. Spectacular views going up and down to this property. Mountain living, but with close-in city benefits and private club house, lake and pool nearby. Well and septic system required. This particular lot is right next to the "Methusela" tree - an ancient tree which has existed for many centuries. Crystal Park is 2000 acres with only 360 home sites allowed - roughly half of them are built upon. You'll be surrounded by National Forest and open space. For emergency safety/evacuation, there are 3 helicopter landing pads. Crystal Park gated community has full time employees for snow removal and road maintenance . Fire protection is also on site with backup from Colorado Springs and Manitou Springs. School-aged students going to Manitou Springs schools are picked up at the gate and there is a shelter for them near the gate for use during inclement weather. There is a rich history and many stories about Crystal Park. You will enjoy getting to know the history and flavor of this community over the years you live there. This lot is near the top of the park and you'll decompress from the stress of the city below as you drive up to your beautiful mountain escape. The time it takes is quite a bit less than going from downtown Colorado Springs to Monument or to Woodland Park - plus no frantic Interstate highway driving.