Legal Description: The West One-half (W 1/2) of the Northeast One-fourth (NE 1/4) of Section Twenty-six (S 26), Township 31s, Range 72W, Containing eighty (80) acres, more or less.
Land Use: Pasture
Zoning: Contact county Land Use to ask about zoning change
Power: 30 ft
Water: Would be by well or alternative system
Sewer: Septic or alternative system
Roads: County Road Access
Can I Build a House: Yes, Contact County "Land Use" Department. With 35 acres and above Colorado State Law allows for a well for up to 3 houses, stock tanks, and irrigate 1 acre.
Mobile Home Permitted: Mobile Homes manufactured after 1976 are allowed with an Administrative Zoning Review, as well as some Alternative Dwellings such as Earthship Homes and Tiny Homes with a minimum square footage of 600 ft per Costilla County Land Use Code.
RV & Camping: Camping & RVs are also allowed on the property for no longer than 14 days within 3 months, with the ability to camp longer if you wish with a Long Term Camping Permit from the County.
Marijuana Friendly: Contact County "Land Use" Department
Power Company: San Luis Valley Rural Electric Cooperative, 3625 US-160, Monte Vista, CO 81144 Phone: 719-852-3538
HOA Fees: None
Title Info: Free & Clear
Conveyance: Warranty Deed
Annual Property Taxes (Approx.): $21.76
In-House Financing: Available | Minimun Downpayment: $6,000 | Submit an Owner Finance Request Form:
LOCATION: This property is located in beautiful Southern Colorado in Costilla County. The San Luis Valley is one of the worlds largest and most breathtakingly beautiful mountain valleys. The Sangre De Cristo Mountains to the east, the San Juan Mountains to the west, and the La Garitas Mountains to the north surround the valley. Our property is approximately 210 miles southwest of Denver, 140 miles north of Santa Fe, New Mexico and 160 miles southwest of Colorado Springs.
CLIMATE: The average temperature in San Luis Valley Ranges from 82 degrees to a low of 41 degrees during the summer. The average annual precipitation is six and a half inches. Winter brings less than thirty inches of snow. During the winter the average temperature ranges from high of 41 degrees and low of 1 degree, with a mean temperature of 20 degrees.
ELEVATION: The elevation within the subdivision ranges from approximately 7,700 +/- feet above sea level. The land lies on the floor of a large mountain valley with most of the land being level .
OUTDOOR RECREATION: Colorado is an outdoor paradise for sportsmen and vacationers, presenting a panorama of recreation opportunities. This property is surrounded by some of the best natural recreation available in America.
More than one-third of Colorados land has been reserved for public recreation, with hundreds of thousands of acres operated by the U.S. Forest Service, the Colorado State Land Board, and the Colorado Department of Game, Fish, and Parks. Some nearby nationally known parks and forest preserves include the San Isabel National Forest, the Rio Grande National Forest, and the Carson National Forest. Activities include camping, fishing, hiking, biking, boating, rafting, and canoeing.
FISHING AREAS INCLUDE: Rio Grande River, Rio Grande Reservoir, Smiths Reservoir, Mountain Home Reservoir, Conejos River, Huerfano River, and other smaller rivers within Continental Reservoir, Lathrop State Park, Lakes Platoro Reservoir, Road Canyon Reservoir, and Sanchez Reservoir
WINTER SPORTS: Colorado as been called the countrys winter recreation and ski center. A few of the ski areas most accessible from the property includes Monarch Pass, Wolf Creek Pass, Cucharas Pass, and Taos, New Mexico (sixty miles away). Ice Skating, tobogganing, and snowmobiling can also be enjoyed here. The closest ski area is Red River 51 miles from San Luis
GOLF: Nearby Golf Courses are located in Alamosa, Monte Vista, Walsenberg, and Taos.
-Mosca and Hooper
These two small, rural towns on State Highway 17 serve as the gateway to Zapata and the Great Sand Dunes for travelers coming from points north. Mosca is home to the Colorado Gator Park (you read that right!) and the Mosca Pit Stop, a convenience store, gas station and popular, local watering hole. Just north of Mosca near Hooper is the famed UFO Watchtower, a collection of other-worldly memorabilia and a raised platform for prime outer space viewing. Hooper is also home to the Hooper Pool a deceptively simple name for a divine, geothermal swimming experience.
Called the Hamlet of the San Luis Valley, Crestone is a small but active arts community on the north side of the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve. Holistic living, eco-building, solar power and other modern, back-to-the-land values are popular here, as is a connected community devoted to artisan culture.
-Blanca, Fort Garland and San Luis
This trio of small towns on the southeastern edge of the San Luis Valley have a rich Hispanic history visible in their architecture and community events. Blancas two small grocers are a popular place for Zapata residents to stop for the basics, and the community center along US Route 160 between Blanca and Fort Garland offers residents an array of fitness and educational opportunities at low cost.
San Luis, just a few miles from the New Mexico border, is seeing a resurgence in its arts and cultural community. Between these three towns, theres no shortage of hometown-style diners both Mexican and American to choose from.
-Alamosa and Monte Vista
The business and cultural center of the San Luis Valley, Alamosa is home to just under 10,000 people, dozens of dining options, several hotels, retail stores, grocery stores, parks, galleries, the fabled Rio Grande and its namesake, the Rio Grande Scenic Railroad.
Despite being just half that size, Alamosas sister city, Monte Vista, is also bustling, with a charming, active downtown, a rural livestock events center and a wildlife refuge thats home to some 25,000 migrating Sandhill Cranes each spring and fall.
-Other unique facts and fables about the area
The San Luis Valley covers an area of about 8,000 miles, about the size of the state of Connecticut, but its total population is less than 50,000.
The valleys economic engines are tourism and agriculture. Potatoes and barley are the main crop.
There are more than 500 known artists living in the San Luis Valley today.
Native American legend holds that the San Luis Valley is the site of Sipapu, or place of emergence. They believe their ancestors gathered to this special place to be led underground and await the cleansing of the earth and the coming of the new world. Its believed that the exact spot of Sipapu is near the San Luis Lakes, not far from Zapata.
Eighty acres of fields outside Mosca are now home to the largest solar installation of its kind in North America.
The San Luis Valley enjoys more than 300 days of sunshine each year.
-Links to more information
-San Luis Valley Info: SLV Dweller
-Alamosa Info: Alamosa Convention and Visitors Bureau
-SLV News Wiki Valley Courier
-The San Luis Valley on Wikipedia
-General Area Info about Utilities and Services-
-Electricity: (San Luis Valley Rural Electric: Troy 719-852-6654. The Rural Electric Association has power throughout the valley, providing power to outlying areas. Property owners may obtain their extensions depending upon their location. It may be desirable and cost effective to install a privately owned generator or solar/generator power supply. Some recent owners installed Photovoltaic Panels and residential windmills. Propane gas service is available through several companies located in nearby towns.
-Water: Individual wells for household purposes may be drilled on most parcels. Many choose to have tanks delivered. Permits and requirements should be confirmed by the Colorado Division of Water Resources office, 719-589-6683.
-Sewer: Septic tank and leach field systems are required. Permits and requirements should be confirmed by the Costilla County Land Use Office, 719-672-9109. *You must adhere to county health and safety code if you intend to live on the property.
Telephone: Cellular phone service is available and phone lines vary in distance from the home sites, according to your location.
In-House Financing: Available | Minimun Downpayment: $6,000 | Submit an Owner Finance Request Form
$499 Deposit Secures This Property: Once you click the "Add To Cart" button and complete the Checkout Process, we will receive an instant notification that your $499 deposit has been made. The $499 deposit is credited towards your purchase. You will then be given the option to close through a local title company or in-house. The remaining balance may be paid by wire transfer, cashiers check, credit card and/or debit card. We make the whole process super simple and we can complete your purchase in as little as 1 day. Please contact us with any questions.
CLOSING USING A TITLE COMPANY V.S. IN-HOUSE When closing in-house we complete the transaction in less than 5-7 business days and is a flat rate of $300. When closing through a local title company, expect the transaction to be completed in ~30 days and can cost between $500-$1200, depending on the area and property. If you choose to close through a title company that is to be paid by you, the buyer.