Gorgeous Mountain Views from Hillside Treed Land S.D.C.R. – Landopia

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Property Summary

This lot has absolutely gorgeous mountain views and is ringed by almost 2 million acres of National forests with spectacular mountain ranges. You can surround yourself with the evergreen trees, glorious mountain views, herds of elk and other wildlife and rolling hills of the Sangre De Cristo Ranches (S.D.C.R.). This beautiful lot in the foothills of the San Luis Valley of Costilla County offers monumental views of Mt Blanca to the north. What a perfect setting for the unspoiled countryside of Costilla County. With every breath of fresh, clean mountain air, you’ll know this pristine unspoiled property is for you.

The Sangre de Cristo Ranches were developed, by Malcolm Forbes (founder of Forbes magazine), in the heart of the Sangre de Cristo Mountain range. Mt. Blanca towers at over 14,000 feet, highlighting the views from many properties in the area. To the west, the San Luis Valley is a fertile High Plains Desert, roughly 7,500 feet above sea level. The landscape within 44,000 acre Ranches varies from sagebrush and Pinon at the lower elevations, and Aspen and various tall pine varieties above 9,000 ft. The Ranches are located about 5 miles to the south and east of Fort Garland, Colorado.

This 6.2 acre parcel is located in unit G-2. This acreage is sloping downhill from the road to the back of the property. Looking out the back of the parcel you will have gorgeous mountain views. The parcel is located off a dirt road (as are almost all the land parcels in the Sangre de Cristo Ranches). There is a National Forest nearby in the San Luis Valley and there are over 100 homes/cabins around. Other interesting sites in the nearby area are the Sand Dunes, Pikes Stockade, Old Fort Garland Museum and also, TAOS New Mexico Ski Area and Casino are about 60 Miles South of San Luis.

This is known as a very friendly area in Colorado. There are tons of family oriented restaurants in Ft. Garland (including the best Mexican Restaurants youll ever eat at) as well as a really nice steak house and a great Lodge Motel.

There is a Property Owner’s Association, however it’s voluntary to be a member. Sangre de Cristo Ranch Owners. (You can view the Sangre de Cristo Ranches Covenants here). The basics of the covenants for the land are very easy: Residential units have to built at least 30 feet away from the road and driveways, fences and homes must be 25 ft from the survey posts, a 1-Story house/cabin must be at least 600 Sq. Ft., no commercial or business buildings unless approved by the HOA in advance.

Colorado is one of the fastest growing states and this property is uniquely located between the cities of Denver and Albuquerque. At this low price, this property would also be a smart long-term investment.

  • 9 miles to Fort Garland, CO
  • 38 miles to Alamosa, CO (where you can find Home Depot & Walmart)
  • 135 miles to Colorado Springs
  • Beautiful views to the NW of Mt. Blanca & Mt. Lindsey to north and northwest
  • Mountain Home Reservoir just 8 miles west
  • Surrounded by almost 2 million acres of National forests with spectacular mountain ranges & wildlife

Property Details

SubdivisionSangre de Cristo Ranches (S.D.C.R
Street AddressFort Garland, CO 81133
CityFort Garland
Size6.236 acres
Lot Dimensionsapprox. 875 feet (Western Leg) x 697 feet (Southern Edge) x 739 feet (Eastern Leg)
Legal DescriptionLot 4394 of Block 217 of Sangre de Cristo Ranches, Unit G-2, according to the plat thereof recorded in the Office of the Clerk and Recorder of Costilla County, San Luis, Colorado.
Google Mapshttps://goo.gl/maps/Rs41pt5gRDJ2
Lat/Long CoordinatesNW: 37.476949, -105.324298
NE: 37.477018,-105.324147
SW: 37.475051,-105.326006
SE: 37.475012,-105.323622
Elevation8,435 feet
Annual Taxes$196.24 approx. (2017)
ZoningEstate Residential - Site built home 600sqft min, manufactured homes are ok. Camp for 14 days (every 3 months) long term camping/rv permit available (60 days - with up to 3 renewals, $200 fee - septic & water required), Temporary RV Occupancy permit available ($250 fee - good for 90 days at a time while building, renew for upto 18 months).
HOA/POAYes, Optional. Sangre de Cristo Ranch Owners Association Covenants are available here. Membership is optional for $25/year.
AccessDirt roads. You will need Minor Development and road access permit to install a driveway. Melcarth Road is adjacent to the North part of the property approximately 50' to the North.
SewerWould be by septic system
WaterWould be a well, water haul and holding tank or other similar option
UtilitiesPower by solar or generator, Phone by cellular, Satellite TV/Internet/Phone

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Costilla County APN: 702-27-420 is located in San Luis, Costilla, CO. The approximate longitude & latitude coordinates for this property are shown on the map below. (37.476949, -105.324298)


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