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Property Summary

Just north of the New Mexico border lies a five acre oasis just ready for you to call home. This lot in the town of Sanford, in Costilla County, Colorado can be yours if you act now. Fish, hike, bike, ski, or just enjoy the beautiful mountain landscape. Set up camp (permit required) or build your dream home getaway. The sky’s the limit.

So many natural wonders await you in the beautiful part of the country. Explore wetlands, grasslands, lakes, forests, rivers, and mountains. If you’re not an active outdoor adventurer – no worries – you can appreciate all the area has to offer by simply being an observer and an appreciator of natural beauty. The Rio Grande River is the lifeblood of the area and has something to offer for anyone who wants to enjoy it including fishing, boating, conservation efforts, and more.

You’ll be in Rocky Mountain territory. The area is home to the majestic Sangre de Cristo range, including its fourth highest summit, Blanca Peak. You can also check out Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve has the tallest sand dunes in North America, where you can hike, sand board or sled, hunt, or go 4-wheeling (in marked areas).

Sanford is one of the many quaint small towns that make up Costilla County. These friendly local communities offer your basic necessities like gas stations, small markets, and mom & pop restaurants. They are also known for their local arts and crafts, like leatherwork and handmade jewelry. Nearby San Luis is in fact one of Colorado’s oldest towns.

The low-lying vegetation of the area makes it a great place to build. Choose a site built home (600 square foot minimum) or a manufactured home. While you cannot live in an RV on the property per state law, you can apply for a permit to camp for up to 60 days – with up to 3 renewals. Install septic, dig a well, (water haul or holding tank too), and consider your non-electric power options. Access this lot from Margo Avenue and get ready to embrace off the grid living.

  • Head into Ft Garland (29 miles) for major shopping
  • Explore all that the mighty Rio Grande River has to offer (and the Rio Grande National Forest)
  • Hike or climb the many area peaks
  • Check out Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve (45 miles away) 
  • Enjoy a fly fishing paradise
  • Hunt big game and small game 
  • Ski nearby Wolf Creek Ski Area (110 miles) or Panadero Ski Corporation (77 miles)
  • Build a site built home (600 sqft min) or manufactured homes 
  • Set up camp (with a permit)
  • Get away for the weekend to Santa Fe, (132 miles) miles away or Denver, CO (240 miles)
  • Fly in to Colorado Springs Airport, 169 miles away or Denver International Airport (259 miles)

Property Details

SubdivisionR.G.R. UNIT 47
Street AddressN/A, Sanford, CO 81151
CountyCostilla County
Size5.21 Acres
Legal DescriptionR.G.R. UNIT 47 BLK 21 LOT 3 (239-836) (266-778-780)
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Lat/Long CoordinatesNW: 37.149841, -105.626340
NE: 37.148734, -105.625752
SW: 37.148471, -105.628042
SE: 37.149184, -105.628348
Elevation7,700 feet
Annual TaxesApprox. $98 per year
ZoningVACANT LOT - RESIDENTIAL - Site built home 600sqft min and manufactured homes are ok, no live-in rvs (not allowed in Colorado) for more than 14 days. Long term camping/rv permit can be applied for (60 days - with up to 3 renewals, $200 fee - septic & water required). Please contact Costilla Co, CO Planning & Zoning at ‭(719) 937-7668‬ and/or contact SDRCO at 719-672-3613 to discussing zoning regulations in further detail.
AccessProperty can be accessed via an unnamed road on the north and western portion of the lot.
SewerWould be by Septic
WaterWould be a well, water haul and holding tank or other similar option
UtilitiesThe nearest power post is about 1.3 miles away. Power could also be by solar, wind or generator, Phone by cellular, satellite TV/Internet/Phone

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