Tabernash, a census-designated place (CDP) in Grand County that is close to Winter Park, Grandy, and Fraser, had a tiny population of 165 at the 2000 census and was named for a Ute Indian. It has a total area of 4.1 square miles, all of which is land.
The sub-arctic climate here is dominated by a long and cold winter season, but the days are clear, there is low humidity, relatively little precipitation is mostly in the form of snow, and skiing is a popular activity.
The median home value is $368,750, which is much higher than the county median value of $280,800 and the national median value of $177,414. The real estate listings include single family homes, condos, and townhomes.
Tabernash has two schools in the East Grand 2 School District with Middle Park High School for public grades 9-12 having a rating of 7 and 344 students. Winter Park Christian School is private for grades K-12 and has 50 students.
The skiing and the well-groomed trails are amazing for cross-country skiing over great terrain, the ski rentals are reasonably priced, and classes are available. There are miles of beginning to expert ski trails including trails for ski biking, night skiing, and dog trails. All have spectacular views of the Continental Divide. The trails are well marked with signs and maps at every intersection. They also offer hiking, sleigh rides, horseback riding, fat tire biking, and a beautiful lodge to have dinner or a drink. There are warming yurts where you can stop, warm up by the furnace, and have a snack. This is a gorgeous and tranquil place to be outdoors and have the experience of open country.
Luxurious stables are a part of 6,000 acres. The wranglers are professional, patient with novices, and funny and are happy to share the history of the area and information about the trees like the amazing aspens, plants, and the snow-capped mountains. The horses are very well cared for, love to graze on hundreds of acres, and are assigned to riders based on their experience and build. They offer 1.5 and 2.5 hour trail rides.