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Property Summary

In the heart of the Rocky Mountains, 150 miles south of Colorado Springs and less than 90 miles from Taos, New Mexico, you can find an affordable parcel of land in Southern Colorado. Surrounded by 14,000 foot mountains with many parcels featuring a amazing mountain views. This value priced 4.52 acre parcel in the San Luis Valley Ranches subdivision is just a few short miles from Blanca & Fort Garland, CO or just 4 miles south of the Smith Reservoir.

Vacation and recreational activities include visiting the National Sand Dunes Park, fishing for German browns in the many reservoirs and other high-altitude streams and lakes, hunting for elk or mule deer in the Rio Grande or San Isabel National Forest, hiking or 4-wheeling up the Lake Como Road towards the top of Mt. Blanca, skiing at Wolf Creek Ski Area with Colorado’s best snow conditions, soaking in a nearby hot springs pool, or mountain biking on the excellent dirt roads in the area. You can build a retirement home or vacation cabin with a magnificent mountain views, clean cool air, and be surrounded by the fascinating history of Southern Colorado.

This is south-central Colorado. Alamosa is the cultural and economic center of the San Luis Valley Ranches. The San Luis Valley Ranches is predominantly a farming and agricultural community with Adam’s State College being an important part of its economic structure. The property is within several hours drive to Denver and many of the country’s leading resorts in Colorado and nearby New Mexico, including Taos and Santa Fe.

This land was platted and surveyed in the early 1970’s and wide open spaces are still available. There are very few neighbors near this property that offers privacy and seclusion. 

This property can be used for recreational camping 14 days a year. It can also be used for a permanent residence. The County requires a minimum 600 sq. ft. dwelling size and a well or holding tank, septic and solar (or wind) power system before issuing a building permit. Using a Travel Trailer or RV full time is not allowed in the state of Colorado. You can however apply for up to 3 camping permits (120 days) per year as long as you have septic and a water source.

  • Enjoy the Smith Reservoir (Just 4 miles North of this property)
  • Spectacular views of Mount Blanca
  • Just minutes from Blanca & Fort Garland, CO
  • Approx 25 miles to Alamosa, CO (Walmart, Home Depot, etc)

Property Details

SubdivisionSan Luis Valley Ranches (S.L.V.R. UNIT L)
Street AddressN/A 18th St, Blanca, CO 81123
CountyCostilla County
Size4.52 acres
Legal DescriptionUnit L Block 9 Lot 14 of San Luis Valley Ranches Subdivision Costilla County, Colorado
Lat/Long Coordinates 37.34875, -105.50012
Elevation7,890 feet
Annual TaxesApprox. $145 per year
ZoningSite built home 600sqft min, no live-in rvs (not allowed in Colorado) for more than 14 days per year. Long term camping/rv permits are available (every 3 months for 60 days - with up to 3 renewals per year, $200 permit fee - must have septic & water on site), manufactured homes are ok. Check with Costilla Co, CO Planning & Zoning (719) 937-7668 for more details.
AccessCounty maintaned dirt roads
SewerWould be by Septic
WaterWell, holding tank or other similar option (estimated depths of wells in the area are around 100-200 ft)
UtilitiesPower by Solar or generator, Phone by cellular, Satellite TV/Internet/Phone

Property Photos


Costilla County APN: 703-19-340 is located in Blanca Colorado within the San Luis Valley Ranches subdivision. The approximate longitude & latitude coordinates for this property are shown on the map below. (37.34875, -105.50012)


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