is mostly public lands (Pike National Forest, Mueller State Park and Wildlife Area, the Garden of the Gods and Florissant Fossil Beds.)
The legalization of limited gambling in Cripple Creek (the county seat of Teller County) has affected the way residents live and work in Teller County and Ute Pass. It has brought new residents, new jobs and new impacts on life here. So has increased mining activity in the Cripple Creek/Victor area. Many residents commute to nearby Colorado Springs for employment.
Woodland Park is Teller County’s largest city, just 18 miles west of Colorado Springs. Today with over 7,600 residents, Woodland Park is a flourishing community of people who demand a high quality of life. Tourism continues to fuel the economy, often turning first-time visitors into lifelong residents.
Divide Colorado sits on the majestic north slope of Pikes Peak. The central community of Teller County, Divide is the gateway to a wide range of business and recreational opportunities in the Pikes Peak region. Divide is also a thriving community of local residents and businesses. In this new millennium, Divide is home to about 4,000 year-round residents. The area is protected from uncontrolled development by a regional growth plan that protects view corridors and the types of development that are appropriate for a rural community.
Industries Providing Employment in Teller County:
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services
Educational, health and social services
Other services (except public administration)