Fort Garland, Costilla County: Breathe new life into the land. – Landopia

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Nestled below Chimney canyon, your 1.32 acres of Costilla County is the perfect start to a new adventure. Canyons, lakes and mountain ranges, rich vegetation and abundant wildlife; it’s no wonder Colorado is considered by many to be the most beautiful state in the USA. Just ask the locals, they’ll tell you straight ;). Costilla County is natural beauty at its best.

Perhaps you have a dream in mind? Or maybe it’s still just a sketch in the notebook. Regardless, your options to create something special here are many. Homestead, ranch, or cabin? Summer holiday home, winter lodge, or self-sufficient solar-powered hideaway? Whatever the plan, Colorado offers ‘fresh air, and fond memories served daily’. Too right.

Costilla County is a veritable playground of natural wonders. From wetlands and grasslands, to lakes and tundra, and conifer and aspen forests; it’s a diverse and stunning landscape. Hike mountain trails, rock climb, explore stunning canyons, observe wildlife, fish or hunt. Elk, deer, antelope, bears and even mountain lions call this area home. A woodsman (or woman) could hardly find a better home. Big game hunters have their pick of habitats to track game, including sagebrush flats, forest land, and mountain habitats, as well as pinyon and juniper rangeland. Perhaps the most iconic feature of the landscape is Mt. Blanca, which looms large over the county (14,345 feet at its peak). Trivia of the day, it’s the 4th highest mountain in Colorado. The mountain is sacred to Native Americans in the west and is often the site of their vision quests. Great Sand Dunes National Park (just 46 miles away) is home to… you guessed it, dunes. The tallest dunes in North America in fact. A heart-pumping sandboarding adventure, followed by a walk on the dunes on a clear, moonlit night, is a truly magical experience.

Costilla County was one of the first 17 counties created in Colorado. It’s an area dotted with quaint towns and friendly local communities. Your closest town will be Fort Garland, which is just a 30-minute drive away. Here you’ll find the Southern Colorado Cannabis club, Granny Annie’s store, and the Silver Sage Steakhouse. What more do you need? San Luis, Colorado’s oldest town is a 45-minute drive from the lot, and makes for a fascinating history filled day trip. The small towns throughout the county are also great places to pick up local arts and crafts, like leatherwork, handmade jewelry, souvenirs, and Indian crafts. You’re also just a 2-hour drive from Colorado Springs.

Costilla County was one of the first 17 counties created in Colorado. It’s an area dotted with quaint towns and friendly local communities. Your closest town will be Fort Garland, which is just a 30-minute drive away. Here you’ll find the Southern Colorado Cannabis club, Granny Annie’s store, and the Silver Sage Steakhouse. What more do you need? San Luis, Colorado’s oldest town is a 45-minute drive from the lot, and makes for a fascinating history filled day trip. The small towns throughout the county are also great places to pick up local arts and crafts, like leatherwork, handmade jewelry, souvenirs, and Indian crafts. You’re also just a 2-hour drive from Colorado Springs.

The gated community at Forbes Park is made up of approximately 13,000 acres, or which 5,000 is common land. Your 1.32 acres slopes from north to south, with generous coverage of pine trees, flowers, and shrubs. The property was burned in a forest fire in 2018, and while the scars are still visible, new life has found a way! Access to the lot is via a well maintained dirt road, and although ATV’s are not allowed, snowmobiles are! The nearest power post is about 1 mile away, and water would be from a well, water haul and holding tank, or similar option. Power could be by solar, wind or generator, and a septic system is required to be installed before any dwelling is constructed.

Whether you’re a wildlife enthusiast, a star gazer, adventure junkie, or UFO hunter (yes, several have been spotted… allegedly); a piece of Costilla County could be just the place for you. Much like the new life sprouting from the forest fire ashes, you too could begin anew here. As they say, “come to life, in Colorado.”

  • Adventure awaits – hike, sandboard, ski or rock climb.
  • It’s a wildlife wonderland – hunter, fisher, wilderness watcher. 
  • Location – seclusion, just a short drive from the small townships of Fort Garland and Blanca. 
  • Build versatility – Forbes Park HOA allows traditional houses, cabins, mobile homes, and tiny houses (minimum 600 square feet). Manufactured homes are allowed with specific guidelines. 
  • Camping is allowed – you can camp and park an RV for up to 14 days every 3 months. 
  • ATVs are not allowed – but snowmobiles are!
  • Topography – gently sloping land with sparse tree coverage.
  • 16.5 miles to Fort Garland (local shops, pizzeria, dinner, steakhouse)
  • 21 miles to Blanca (shops, cafe)
  • 43.5 miles to Walsenburg (good range of restaurants, fast food, supermarkets)
  • 136 miles to Colorado Springs municipal airport
  • 165 miles to Santa Fe
  • 207 miles to Denver (Capital of Colorado, cinemas, shopping malls, Walmart, supermarkets)
  • 223 miles to Denver International Airport

Property Details

SubdivisionForbes Park UNIT C-1
Street AddressN/A Leslie Loop, Fort Garland, CO 81133
CityFort Garland
StateColorado
CountyCostilla County
Zip81133
Size1.32 acres
Lot Dimensions267 feet (Northern Leg) x 257 feet (Eastern Leg) x 194 feet (Southern Leg) x 208 feet (Western Leg)
APN701-05-000
Legal DescriptionLot 595, Block 29, Unit C-1, Forbes Park Sub.
Google Mapshttps://goo.gl/maps/ACqNQYi3waG5MVVU6
Lat/Long CoordinatesNW: 37.516450, -105.228909
NE: 37.516839, -105.228152
SW: 37.516046, -105.228413
SE: 37.516198, -105.227782
ElevationApprox. 8,960 feet
Annual Taxes Approx. $340 per year (Includes HOA & Property Taxes)
ZoningEstate Residential - You are permitted to camp on your land for a 21-day duration or you may stay at our RV Campground if you are actively clearing/rebuilding your lot. Please see attached ECC Camping Permit, as well as the RV Park guidelines and registration. The RV Park is located directly outside of our FP Community Center. Once you've completed any forms, you will submit these permits back to ECC and their office, respectively. No, mobile homes are not permitted in FPLOA covenants. Manufactured homes are allowed with specific guidelines.A septic system is required to be installed before any dwelling is constructed.
HOA/POAYes. FPLOA, assessment dues are $235.00 a year. No fees due. More Info Here
ImprovementsNone
AccessProperty can be accessed via a HOA maintained dirt road.
SewerWould be by septic system
WaterWould be a well, water haul and holding tank or other similar option.
UtilitiesNearest power post is about 1 mile away from the property. Power could also be by solar, wind or generator, Phone by cellular, satellite TV/Internet/Phone

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