Federal lands comprise 51% of Park County’s landmass. An average elevation of 9,000 feet above sea level, towns in Park are: Alma, Bailey, Como, Fairplay, Grant, Guffey, Harstel, Jefferson, Lake George, Pine Junction, and Shawnee.
- Park offers a great number of scenic drives and spectacular views, like Weston, Boreas, Guanella, Mosquito, Hoosier, Kenosha and Wilkerson passes.
- The County hosts five mountains that rise above 14,000 feet: Sherman (14,007), Bross (14,172 feet), Lincoln (14,286 feet), Democrat (14,148 feet), and Cameron (14,238 feet) as well as 25 named summits above 13,000 feet.
- The County contains the highest gold and silver mines in North America.
- In 2009, South Park and the area around Fairplay were designated a National Heritage Area by the U.S. Congress for its distinctive landscapes, historic structures, recreational resources.