2017 TOUR OF HOMES

Saturday, September 30, 2017 from 10 am- 2 pm

Participating homes are located in the following communities: Allenspark, Boulder Heights, Coal Creek Canyon, Fourmile Canyon, Nederland, Riverside, Sugarloaf and Sunshine Canyon.

The Tour of Homes is a great opportunity to observe mitigated homes and be motivated to take action. Believing is seeing and seeing is believing!

Please join us anytime from 10 am -2 pm to:

  • Meet your neighbors
  • Ask questions
  • Help build a strong, resilient community
  • Receive a coupon for a FREE Wildfire Partners Assessment, a $100 value

Inspired visitors from previous Tour of Homes have helped protect their homes and transformed entire communities. You can too!

2015 Tour of Homes Participant

"I came to the 2015 Wildfire Partners Tour of Homes and was convinced our community could reduce its risk with the help of Wildfire Partners. I was so excited  I spoke with a neighbor, and she went around the neighborhood and gathered up a group to go back to the tour so everyone could talk to the homeowner and the Wildfire Partners representative to learn about the program. Within the past year, over half of our residents have signed up for an assessment and five have obtained their Wildfire Partners Certificates."
-Beth Lammers

Participating Tour of Homes Locations

ALLENSPARK

85 Mount Meeker Lane

85 Mount Meeker Lane

Allenspark, CO 80510

Stop by this home in Meeker Park north of Allenspark to gain a deeper understanding of mitigating an A-frame style structure. This property is located next door to 392 Ponderosa Lane.

392 Ponderosa Lane

392 Ponderosa Lane

Allenspark, CO 80510

This wood-sided home is located in the Meeker Park area a bit north of Allenspark. While the forest was in good shape, these homeowners have engaged in a number of home retrofits in order to improve resiliency to potential surface fire and ember incursion.

BOULDER HEIGHTS

755 Brook Road

755 Brook Road

Boulder, CO 80302

This home is located in the lower part of the Boulder Heights neighborhood. Among other things, visitors will be able to see examples of metal flashing at the base of wood-sided walls, as well as a robust treatment of Zone 1A.

601 Brook Road

601 Brook Road

Boulder, CO 80302

This home is in lower Boulder Heights. When the then-new owners began their mitigation efforts to their wood-sided home several years ago, neighbors would stop by to express their appreciation. Come see what all the fuss is about!

188 Silver Cloud Lane

188 Silver Cloud Lane

Boulder, CO 80302

This home is in Boulder Heights. Visitors will be able to see an example of a variety of both home retrofits (flashing, improvements to zone 1A) and forestry improvements that have turned a 1970's era home into a great example of modern fire resiliency.

41 Cliffhanger Drive

41 Cliffhanger Drive

Boulder, CO 80302

Located in Boulder Heights, this home sits on a slope, and the homeowner’s mitigated well removing ground junipers and limbing and removing trees nearing the home. The native
grasses that grow up the slope get regular trimming to keep the danger of slope climbing wildfire away.

COAL CREEK CANYON

31577 Coal Creek Canyon Dr.

31577 Coal Creek Canyon Drive

Golden, CO 80403

This home in Coal Creek Canyon sits in a mature forest. Stop by to see how removing ground juniper and other surface fuels plus a little thinning has given the homeowners peace of mind to enjoy life among the tall trees.

FOURMILE CANYON

4451 Fourmile Canyon Drive

4451 Fourmile Canyon Drive

Boulder, CO 80302

This log home in Fourmile Canyon survived the 2010 Fourmile Fire while many neighboring homes were destroyed. This home provides an excellent example of the thoughtful use of vegetation as screening from the nearby road while maintaining a safe defensible space.

LOWER SUNSHINE CANYON

303 Granite Drive

303 Granite Drive

Boulder, CO 80302

This home is located in lower Sunshine Canyon. Visitors will be treated to creative examples of vegetation-free landscaping (think rock and sculpture) and other fire mitigation best practices.

LOWER SUNSHINE CANYON

79 Eagles Drive

79 Eagles Drive

Boulder, CO 80302

This home in lower Sunshine Canyon is owned by a former Fire Chief who has a wealth of great information to share with visitors. Stop by to see a textbook example of a well-mitigated home in a Ponderosa/Meadows ecosystem.

UPPER SUNSHINE CANYON

1427 County Road 83

1427 County Road 83

Boulder, CO 80302

This wood-sided home in Sunshine survived the Fourmile Fire of 2010 while many of their neighboring homes were destroyed by the wildfire. Visitors will be able to see how robust maintenance of zone 1A and extensive mowing in Zone 1 really can help save a home.

NEDERLAND

479 Hurricane Hill

479 Hurricane Hill Drive

Nederland, CO 80466

This home in the Nederland area faced challenges that come with having combustible siding while being on a smaller lot that doesn't encompass most of their own Zone 2. See excellent examples of home retrofits and vegetation thinning in Zone 1.

630 Cougar Run

630 Cougar Run

Nederland, CO 80466

This home outside of Nederland is located in a mixed conifer/aspen forest. This home showcases both lovely improvements to zone 1A and an excellent example of mitigation in a Lodgepole Pine stand.

2816 Ridge Road

2816 Ridge Road

Nederland, CO 80466

This wood-sided home is located in the Nederland area. These homeowners spent hundred of hours on forestry work to reduced surface fuels, shrubs, grasses, low limbs, and trees in order to create a more fire resilient property and to improve forest health.

RIVERSIDE

664 Riverside Drive

664 Riverside Drive

Lyons, CO 80540

Located in Riverside, this home just over the Middle St. Vrain Bridge, is surrounded by a well mitigated non-combustible surface of small rock and is home to aspen trees, something that is promoted for good mitigation.

45 Riverside Drive

45 Riverside Drive

Lyons, CO 80540

Located in Riverside, a community of enclaves of cabins/homes, this home in lower Riverside was excellently mitigated. The home sits in the middle of a wooded lane. The homeowner
removed some of the surrounding trees and limbed up those closer to the home. Come see the great
safe space created around the home, but you still feel secluded.

2763 Riverside Drive

2763 Riverside Drive

Lyons, CO 80540

Located in Raymond, a community on Riverside Drive, this home is tucked in the side of the mountain across the river. The homeowner’s have mitigated the large trees on the slope behind the home to assist in slowing wildfire which travels well on slope. Their non-combustible surface around the
home is well mitigated too.

SUGARLOAF

255 Sugarloaf Mountain Road

255 Sugarloaf Mountain Road

Boulder, CO 80302

This home is in a Ponderosa/Meadows ecosystem in the Sugarloaf community. Visitors will enjoy meeting with the friendly homeowners, seeing excellent fire mitigation, and hearing about their journey of discovery as they moved from out of state to Colorado's Wildland Urban Interface.

47 Post Boy

47 Post Boy

Boulder, CO 80302

This newer home located in the Sugarloaf community is a great example of using some noncombustible siding, flashing, and gravel to create a highly fire-resilient home. Visitors will see a very healthy Ponderosa forest, and might have the chance to greet a chicken or two while you're here!