Forbes Wagon Creek Ranch Owners Association
Forbes Wagon Creek Ranch Owners Association 

Forbes Wagon

Creek Ranch


The Best

of the West

Forbes Wagon Creek Ranch is located on the western slope Colorado's Sangre De Cristo Mountains between 8,260/ft and 10,530/Ft. above sea level. It is a gated, covenant protected, subdivision covering more than 17,000 acres in Costilla County. There are  404 ranch properties, which are 35 acres or larger in size.

A New Wagon Creek

Website is Coming


It won't be long before this website shuts down and a new one takes over. Development is well along and you can visit it now at;

Long Time Resident Alice Inzel Passes Away




Ben Doone the county commissioner called me to report that the state patrol called about a 911 call about a person at Wagon Creek that was not responsive, but the emergency responder could not get to the person due to the snow. After several phone calls it was established it was at Schriel RD. Butch the guy who was taken care of Alice’s driveway and plowing for her found her unresponsive, a 4 x 4 was able to get in and get to her but unfortunately, she passed.

Sad day at the ranch.
Ed Alvarez - Board President


Logging Letter
This letter has been mailed to all Owners.
Logging Letter 011919.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [122.1 KB]





The flash food damage and repair shown is the result of the Spring fire. Wagon Creek will be vulnerable to damage of this type for at least the next five years.



A flash Flood heading to Cow Camp

Wayne digging out Vega Creek

Hunting Map Updates


Do you want to change the hunting designation of your parcel? Please request a hunting authorization card and mark "hunting is permitted" or "hunting is not permitted", and mail it in!!


Change requests for the 2019 hunting season must be recieved by July 2, 2019 to be included on the 2019 hunting map. Cards recieved after July 1, 2019 will take effect in the 2020 hunting season.


To get a card, please contact the Manager at 719 379-2977 or




The roads committee has built a parking area at the 160 gate (front gate) Anyone needing to park at the front gate please use this parking area. 

The Trash Dumpster

will return to the RR

Gate location for

easy access during 

the snow season when

the last pull of the season occurs on 11/20/2018.

During the Winter months, the Trash Dumpster is located near the Railroad Gate.


During the summer months, the Trash Dumpster is located next to the vehicle storage lot. 


This dumpster is to be used for household trash only.


Signage has been posted listing items that should not be placed in the dumpster. The sign also provides information about the local trash transfer stations and recycling firms.


Motitoring of the dumpster for improper dumping using cameras will be enhanced in this location. Improper dumping can result in fines.



FWCROA 1st Response Wildfire Unit



CALL 911


Then call the dispatcher at 719 379-0100


If you can not reach the dispatcher, call members of the team until you reach someone!!!

Max & Helga Klepp 719 379-0100
Response Team Leaders
Kerri Gillespie 719 354-3423
Steve Erickson

719 379-4933

719 439-0173


Tommy Bond

Patsy Bond

719 379-4097
Ken Connor

719 379-3850

641 919-4801

Glen Dobson

Sheron Dobson

719 379-2686
Micheal Haney 760 486-0962

Lynne Johnson

Scott Johnson

719 379-4940
Ted Johnson 719 379-4032

Leslie Neldner

719 379-3174

719 564-6792

Bill Peffer

520 204-3548

719 379-3505

David Ycedo 951 907-2123

Lori Erickson

719 379-4933

719 439-0173

Each spring the Brush Truck is filled with water and prepared for the fire season. It is parked at Steve Erickson's to allow quick access to all areas of the ranch.

Colorado's emergency management website is a good source of information on Wildfires, Fire Bans flooding and other emergency situations.





Use of Lock-boxes

Because of concern for security breach, the following procedure for the use of lock boxes was adopted by the board on 8-2-2013:


All lock boxes used by FWCR Owners must have the NAME and LOT NUMBER of the owner clearly written on them. FWCR Owners must let the management know per phone call (719-379-2977) or email ( when the lock box is put up at the gate. The maximum time to leave your lock box at the gate is 2 weeks. Unauthorized lock boxes will be removed. Contractors are not allowed to use lock boxes.

2018 Slash Pile Burn

The Slash Pile Burn for 2018 has been scheduled for December 1st at 8:00 AM. The pile is located 289 Borman Dr and runs from Kline down Borman. 

ECC Quick Reference

Improvements Requiring Review & Approval from the Environmental Control Committee (ECC)

1. New Cabin or Home constructed on property


2. Physical Modifications to any property:



•Tool and Storage Sheds.

•Installation of: Solar Panels, Wind Generators, Non-Portable Electrical Generators, and Power Poles.


3. Exterior Modifications to an existing Structure or Residence:

•New Roof


•Architectural Additions: Porches, Decks, Garages, storage or any deviation to a previously approved construction project.

Improvements Not Requiring Review & Approval from the ECC

  • Repairs to existing roofs when color is unchanged, or materials   match.
  • Repairs and maintenance to existing Stain and or Paint.
  • Septic Systems & Water Wells. It is the responsibility of the landowner to secure County and State permits for drilling water wells, or installing a Septic System to be in compliance with applicable laws and regulations.
  • Any interior work such as adding or removing walls, electrical or plumbing work, new interior construction or renovation, etc.
  • Note: The State and County may require permits for certain types of work such as electrical modifications and or additions, as well as some plumbing work. Getting these permits is the responsibility of the owner.

Maps to find your way



Use the following link to view a google map of the area and to download a map of Forbes Wagon Creek Ranch


Go to Maps

Important Dates


Board Meeting -  Saturday April 20th, 2019 at 9:30 AM,  




Owners who wish to attend the Board Meeting using the GoToMeeting service should send a request to 


Please include your name and lot number in the request. You will receive a reply by email with a login link for the meeting.


Wagon Creek Apparel

Attendees at last year’s Annual Meeting expressed interest in being able to order apparel with the Wagon Creek Ranch logo.


Tayco Screen Printing & Embroidery located in Colorado Springs has set up the logo and is now on file. The logo shown is similar to the logo that was on the shirts provided by the Shaefer's over the many years they were at the ranch. I scanned this from a black tee shirt to give you an idea of how the logo will look. (Please ignore the quality of the scan) The color of the text can be changed based on the color of the item.


For those who are interested in purchasing shirts, jackets, caps, etc. with a Wagon Creek Ranch logo, you may go to and review all the products on which they can embroider a logo. (There are 100’s). Once you see something you like please send an email to Allison at to get a price quote and to place an order. Reference Wagon Creek Ranch.


As we have more time we may establish a few products that we can order in quantity so we can get discounted pricing.


If you have any thoughts please let me know.




Steve Erickson

Winter Access 

Winter Access information is on the Roads Committtee Page. Wagon Creek roads are not plowed. Primary access during the winter is by snowmobiles and tracked vehicles.

Go to the Roads Committtee Page

Colorado Highway Conditions

Not only do you have to plan for travel within Wagon Creek, but don't forget the trip here. Use this link to check road conditions on the CDOT website. There are status reports, cameras, construction warnings and travel alerts for the highways throughout the state


Water Delivery


Trinchera Water, you may call 719 379-3263 for service.


Weber Water in Walsenburg will be entering the water delivery busines after June 15, 2018.  Weber may be contacted at 719-738-2400, or cell 719-989-0387.


For those with the capability of hauling water for themselves, you may purchase water from the Fort Garland Water District.  Call them at 719-379-2660 to make arrangements. 

Unofficial Wagon Creek

Opinions expressed on the Unofficial Wagon Creek facebook page do not reflect those of the Forbes Wagon Creek Ranch Owners Association. offers a day to day view of life and events in Wagon Creek

Colorado Division of Wildlife: (719) 587-6900


U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service:  (719) 589-4021

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Forbes Wagon Creek ROA

P.O. Box 699
Fort Garland, CO 81133

Phone: +1 719 379-2977


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