Chipita Park is a charming, little unincorporated community on Ute Pass in El Paso County. The neighborhood is lined with Victorian-style houses and centered around a tranquil lake.
The town uses its neighbor Cascade as a mailing address, and is combined in the same census-designated place, known as Cascade-Chipita Park. There are numerous nearby hiking trails, including Crystal and Catamount Falls.
Visitors can also head to Green Mountain Falls, another Ute Pass neighbor. There they have a couple restaurants and beautiful Gazebo Lake.
Originally known as Ute Park, the town was renamed to Chipita Park in the mid 1900’s after Chief Ouray’s wife, Chipeta. In 1890 the Ute Hotel was opened and there were also summer cottages and a lake built.