Genesee is a residential community that has it all. Tucked away along the I-70 corridor across from Lookout Mountain, Genesee is a very special place of natural beauty and serenity, and has won many awards for stewardship of native ecology and wildfire mitigation. It boasts the best of mountain living, providing easy access to metro Denver to the east and world-class ski areas to the west.
Genesee's 883 homes have been sensitively and sensibly constructed on 2,000 acres of spectacular mountain property. Superb planning has allowed the area to develop a series of small neighborhoods that maintain a sense of community as well as privacy. Situated at over 7,500 ft. above sea level, most homes boast panoramic vistas of either downtown Denver or the majestic Mt. Evans and Continental Divide or both! Genesee is a covenant-protected community where the developed environment coexists in harmony with the area's natural setting, including the abundant native inhabitants such as deer, wild turkeys, and elk. With 1,200 acres of dedicated open space over which meander 12 miles of maintained hiking trails, Genesee offers residents the opportunity to experience the great outdoors within an easy walk from their door.
For the second half of the summer the Open Space team has focused on weed mitigation and tree inventory. Our weed mitigation usually starts right after the 4th of July and takes two to three weeks. You probably saw the crews out early in the morning riding around on our ATV to maximize efficiency and beat the heat. The weeds that we focus on are myrtle spurge, dalmatian toadflax, diffuse knapweed, wooly mullein, Canada thistle, musk thistle and others.
Check out all of the winners from this years 4th of July contests!
Over 400 residents came together to participate in the HCM process to help plan the future of Genesee!
Rattlesnakes have been expanding their range over the past few years. They are also emerging from their dens earlier than in past years. With our fox population wiped out from mange, the expanding rodent population is enticing for rattlesnakes.
The Genesee Foundation has focused on initial forest thinning over the past 30-40 years. As this initial successful forest management work nears conclusion, it is time to go back into the forest areas for a second or third treatment.
Join your neighbors at the Vista Clubhouse for a night of laughter and creativity with Canvas and Cocktails.
Our theme will be: "No theme! Simply a celebration of our wonderful neighbors and neighborhood!"
The Genesee Ecomanagement Committee (GEM) is hosting an event featuring Tim Woodward, Wildlife Officer with Colorado Parks and Wildlife, on September 13 at 6:30 at Vista. Tim will be speaking on the topic of wildlife common to the Genesee community.