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LISTING: Costilla County CO San Luis North Estates Unit 6 Block 8 Lot 11 is 4.77 Acres
<B>Beautiful views overlooking the fertile San Luis Valley from the top of the mesa where this property sits! Oh what a gorgeous spot to watch the colors in the crop lands! You can see Culebra Creek with her trees along it as it meanders thru the valley floor in the distance.
Beautiful views overlooking the fertile San Luis Valley from the top of the mesa where this property sits! Oh what a gorgeous spot to watch the colors in the crop lands! You can see Culebra Creek with her trees along it as it meanders thru the valley floor in the distance.
Description: 4.77 Acre Parcel of Land For Sale Overlooking the San Luis Valley and the Sangre de Cristo Mountains in Costilla County, Colorado!

Wow What a Stunning View Across the Fertile Valley Where Culebra Creek Flows Thru to the San Pedro Mesa!

Nestled High in the Rocky Mountains About 3.5 Hours SW of Denver and 1.25 Hours N of Taos, New Mexico and 45 Minutes SE of Alamosa.

The Property Sits Atop the Same Mesa as the Stations of the Cross Shrine to the Chapel of All Saints!

Lots of Fishing in the Area: Sanchez Reservoir, Smith Reservoir, Mountain Home Reservoir and the Rio Grande, the 4th Longest River in N America!

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San Luis North Estates Unit 6 Block 8 Lot 11
Status: Available
Sale: $3,500.00 Cash Price or Best Offer

See Listing For Owner Financing Price and Terms

State: CO
County: Costilla
 
Parcels
APN: 70707473O Legal Description: San Luis North Estates, Filing 6, Block 8, Lot 11
City: San Luis San Luis is 2.6 miles E
Alamosa is 43 miles NW
Taos, NM is 64 miles S
Pueblo is 114 miles NE
Sante Fe, NM is 134 miles S
Denver is 227 miles NE
Parcel Size: 4.77 Acres See Parcel Map
Roads: Dedicated Easement, Dirt, Gravel Unicorn Drive is a bladed/dirt county maintained road along the N of the property. See maps.
Power: Solar, Generator The closest power I saw was at the neighbors about 4/10 mile SW of the property. The power company said that new power lines run underground so it might be closer.

You would need to contact the local power company for the cost of bringing it to the property.

I also suggest you look into solar as you sure see a lot of solar in this valley.
Water: Well, Holding Tank Needs installation.

Click Here for the Guide to Colorado Well Permits, Water Rights and Water Administration.

To search the State of Colorado Div of Water Resources Well Logs Click Here

If you wish to obtain water for use free potable water (drinking) is available on the N side of Hwy 160, between mile markers 241-242, as you head to Alamosa, CO. It is also available on the SE edge of town in San Luis. Bring your own containers to both places.
Sewer: Septic Needs installation.

Per the county code: a method of sewage disposal is available to that lot or development that complies with applicable standards of the Costilla County Individual Sewage Disposal System Regulations and of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.

To search the State of Colorado's wastewater treatment systems click here.
Liens: No
Deed Type: Warranty Deed Title insurance available at buyer's expense.
CCRs: No
Title Marketable: Yes
Property Tax: 70.32 Annually. Paid current. Future tax notices are buyer's responsibility.
Doc Prep Fee: 150.00 To be added to the purchase price for document preparation.
Zoning: Estate Residential Allowing for homes, manufactured homes, and mobile homes built after 1976.

Use of a recreational vehicle for longer than a total of 14 days during any consecutive three months on the same parcel shall require a Long-term Camping Permit, which may be obtained from the Planning Department.

You can get a conditional use permit for one year if you are planning to build.

Click here to download the Land Use Code from the Costilla County website. You will need to save this as a file to your own computer to view.
Time Restrictions: No
Other Information: Recreation: Click here for the Alamosa National Wildlife Refuge

Click here for the Great Sand Dunes National Parks website - the tallest dunes in North America!

Click here for the Rio Grande National Forest recreation website for hunting, fishing, climbing, hiking and camping.

Click here for the Colorado Parks and Wildlife fishing page. Check out the fishing atlas!

Click here for the Alamosa & San Luis Valley Chamber of Commerce Things to Do webpage.
 
PROPERTY PHOTOS

Property Photos


Most of the photos were taken in June 2018 of San Luis North Estates Unit 6 Block 8 Lot 11 and the surrounding views. I also included 5 photos taken in the fall of 2017 showing the changing colors of the valley and sagebrush.

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Make sure to check the map section to see where photos were taken in relation to the property being sold in case the above named property is not the property being sold in this listing.

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PROPERTY INFORMATION
 

4.77 acres of land for sale in San Luis, Colorado about 3.5 hours SW of Denver. It has gorgeous views overlooking the fertile croplands in the valley below! Nestled high in the Rocky Mountains the busy town of Alamosa, CO is about an 45 minutes N and Taos, NM, known for its world class skiing and artists, is an hour south. It sits on the same mesa of the Stations of the Cross Shrine and there are terrific views of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and the San Juan Hills. It has easy access just off the paved highway on a county road.

Most of the photos were taken in June 2018 but I also included a few from the fall of 2017 showing the changing colors of the seasons!

This video was taken in June 2018 of the property:



The north of the property is mostly flat along Unicorn Drive. It then drops down a gentle rolling hill and flattens out again til it meets the edge of the mesa and falls towards the valley below. You can also get a good idea of this from also looking at the aerial photos. I also included a few photos taken in September looking towards this mesa from the east and the crop lands to the south so you can see some of the fall colors in the fields - oh are they pretty!

The area was covered in sage brush and scattered plants with pretty fall colors. W Unicorn Road is a bladed dirt/graveled county maintained road along the north of the property. There has been some garbage dumped along this road but can't imagine it would take more than an hour to clean up. It's just off paved county road 142 so excellent access to the property!

There is power sitting across the other side of this road at the neighbors about 4/10 of a mile SW. You will need to contact the local power company for the cost to bring it to the property. They said that new power runs underground and I can't seem to peg where those poles come from so maybe there is underground power along the highway. Guess you're going to have to research that one! I suggest you also research solar power as I sure see a lot of it in this valley.

To the N is a pretty view of Blanca Peak, the 4th highest peak in Colorado at 14,345 feet. She sits N of Fort Garland but is so huge she towers across the valley!



There is a hill to the east that drops down to the valley floor and then offers a view to the SE of the Culebra Range of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Culebra Peak sits at 14,047' and is one of the 14ers (peaks over 14,000 feet in Colorado) ranking 41 out of 53!



It was a bit of a storm brewing the day we visited but still plenty of warm sunshine and Buddy enjoyed the shade under the truck after trekking around the property with me!



It's a pretty valley with all the agriculture and animals! The San Pedro Mesa rises in the distance beyond Culebra Creek which meanders thru the valley floor making pretty fall colored reeds! This photo taken in September really shows the green colors in the crop lands below!



To the SW are the San Luis Hills and beyond them are the San Juan Mountains. I am always intrigued at how cool looking these mesa like hills are and this is where I frequently see the wild horses close to the Rio Grande, the 4th longest river in N America.



The Rio Grande originates in the San Juan Mountains and flows through the San Luis Valley about 16 miles to the W as the crow flies.



The property sits on the same mesa as the Stations of the Cross Shrine which towers above the town of San Luis! It's about a 2 mile walk to the east. In September 2017 I journeyed up the side of the mesa to the shrine, a lovely walk and quite a moving experience! I unexpectedly felt tears flowing down my face when I reached the last few and was moved to place my only piece of jewelry upon one of the shrines, saying a prayer for my family. I made a video of it below in the additional photos area.



San Luis is the county seat for Costilla County as well as the oldest town in Colorado, established in 1851. It's a small town of about 750. It's predominately Hispanic, with strong ties to Spain's religious, cultural, and artistic traditions. The town has interesting architecture and several murals that catch your eye as you drive thru! The biggest attraction is the Stations of the Cross Shrine. The surrounding area is mainly a farming and agriculture area.

There are 3 fishing lakes in the area: Sanchez Reservoir, Mountain Home Reservoir State Wildlife Area and Smith Reservoir State Wildlife. Other close by recreational activities are the Great Sand Dunes, Alamosa National Wildlife Refuge, Blanca Wildlife Habitat Area, Blanca Wetlands, the Rio Grande, and skiing to the south in Taos and Red River.

In June 2018 we stopped by Sanchez Stabilization Reservoir which sits about 5 miles SW of the town of San Luis. A man on the lake said he was catching trout with spinners and after a few minutes we watched him land one in the boat - how cool is that! The reservoir is fed by Culebra Creek and is a favorite watering hole for wild horses and fishing for large trout!



The property is zoned for a home or manufactured home and some RV use. Wow what a pretty spot to watch the changing seasons with great access! And its less than 10 minutes to Sanchez Stabilization Reservoir - don't forget your fishing pole! Char the Explorer : )


Financing Price: $7,500

Terms with $500 down payment: $7,000 at 8% interest with approximately 56 monthly payments of $150.

Any down payment made over the required $500 Smile4u will match off of the balance.

90 days Early Bird Payoff with $500 down! If $3,750 is paid toward the property within 90 days from the contract date Smile4u will waive the remaining balance!

180 days Work Like A Dog Early Payoff with $500 down! If $4,687.50 of principal is paid in the first 180 days from the contract date Smile4u will waive the remaining balance!

We will write both of the early payoff options into the contract. If at any time during the 90 or 180 day period you hit those amounts we will waive the remaining balance and deed the property to you. Dream big!

If purchasing a Contract for Deed Click Here to view the highlights of our owner financing.

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PROPERTY MAPS

Property Maps


Google Maps and Bing Maps links for those customers who would like to research the street and aerial views further:

Google Maps: We suggest clicking on the "Tilt the view" button located on the bottom right side twice so it rotates the earth until you see the blue sky.

Google Interactive Map at the N corner of the property.


Bing Maps: We suggest clicking the "Bird's eye" link on the top and then aerial.

Bing Maps link at the N corner of the property.

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ADDITIONAL PHOTOS

Costilla County - San Luis Valley Area Photos and Information

A video I made in 2014 of several of my favorite photos from my journey’s thru the San Luis Valley in Southern Colorado.




The San Luis Valley is nestled high in the Rocky Mountains in the Sangre de Cristo Range. The valley sits at an elevation of 7544 feet. It's one of the largest high desert valleys in the world at an altitude of over 7,000 feet. It is approximately 125 miles long and over 65 miles wide.

The high plains and flat valleys stretch for 722 square miles and is surrounded by the Sangre de Cristo Mountains to the E and the San Juan Mountains to the W. The Rio Grande, the 4th longest river in N America, originates in the San Juan Mountains and flows through the San Luis Valley.

Mt. Blanca, the fourth highest peak in Colorado at 14,345 feet, looms large over the historical town of Fort Garland. It can clearly be seen for miles on a typical sunny day!

San Luis, the county seat for Costilla County, is about 210 miles SW of Denver, 175 miles E of Durango and 60 miles N of Taos. Established in 1851, it's the oldest town in Colorado, with a population of about 750. It's predominately Hispanic, with strong ties to Spain's religious, cultural, and artistic traditions. The town has interesting architecture and several murals that catch your eye as you drive thru!



It appeared that the Centennial School received a new paint job when I drove by in 2017. When checking out the schools website I found this little jewel. It's a tribute to their local veterans on Veteran's Day 2016. It reminds me that no matter where I wander free in America, people from even the smallest of communities in the middle of no where have sacrificed. In this crazy world it's nice to be reminded of our heroes! Cheers to the students who took the time to gather this historical information - love the young ones at the end! : ) Whoop Whoop!



The biggest attraction is the Stations of the Cross Shrine which sit atop the mesa that looms large above town! The surrounding area is mainly a farming and agriculture area.



In May 2018 Buddy and I stopped by Sanchez Stabilization Reservoir in May 2018 which sits about 5.5 miles SW of San Luis, Colorado. A nice man was fishing in a boat and said he was using spinners to catch trout. After a few minutes he landed one in his boat - how cool is that! The reservoir is fed by Culebra Creek and is a favorite watering hole for wild horses and fishing for large trout!



The bustling town of Alamosa sits about 50 miles NW and is the largest town in the valley. It's home of Adams State College, the Alamosa County Offices, Wal-Mart, Home Depot and other major shopping and services. It has a population of about 8800.

I try my hardest to make it to the big town of Alamosa at least one night for a fabulous dinner at True-Grits Steakhouse. It’s an old building decorated in John Wayne memorabilia and the food is 2 thumbs up!



The valley boasts an average of 280 sunny days per year! Summers are considered mild with daytime temperatures occasionally reaching 90 and cool summer evenings. Winters are very cold with average snowfall about 40 inches. The mountain passes are well maintained through the San Luis Valley and are all weather roads.

There are 3 fishing lakes in the area: Sanchez Reservoir, Mountain Home Reservoir State Wildlife Area and Smith Reservoir State Wildlife.

In February 2012 I stopped by Smith Reservoir long enough to dip my toe and watch the bald eagles take off and land! Brrr was it a cold weekend and the wind off the water was even colder!



Later that evening as the sun was getting low over the valley I spotted a HUGE herd of wild horses. It took a moment but I noticed in the short distance another huge herd - oh they were stunning with the glow of the sun on them! That is the largest group of wild horses I have ever seen! They were nervous and took off running their tails flying in the wind!



Other close by recreational activities are the Great Sand Dunes, Alamosa National Wildlife Refuge, Blanca Wildlife Habitat Area, Blanca Wetlands, the Rio Grande. and skiing in Taos and Red River, New Mexico.

In March 2013, I was driving up thru Taos, New Mexico and stopped by the Rio Grande River. There I spotted Dan the Man out doing some fishing. Oh he was such a great sport, very patient with me as I asked him what he was using to catch fish with. I shot about 30 photos of him and these were my favorites!



In September 2017 Buddy and I made the trek up the side of the mesa to the Stations of the Cross Shrine in the early morning. It is a series of 14 bronze sculptures depicting the last hours of Christ's life, his judgement, sufferings and death. It was built as an act of faith and love for the parishioners of the Sangre de Cristo Parish.

I've made several videos over the past few years and this is by far my favorite. From the beginning with my beloved companion Buddy as we encountered the turkey vulture, to the views over the fertile San Luis Valley with her yellow and green crops.



The art by sculptor Huberto Maestas is quite graphic and moving. The sun was so bright in the early morning and seemed to increase the intensity of the sculptures. I unexpectedly felt tears flowing down my face when I reached the last few and was moved to place my only piece of jewelry upon one of the shrines, saying a prayer for my family.



The turkey vulture is a symbol of danger and death to many cultures as well as a protector and guardian. Looking back it seems to have foretold the story that lay ahead of us that morning. It truly was a moving experience for my soul and I am left with an even greater appreciation of the beauty of the San Luis Valley.

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SALE TERMS & DISCLOSURES

Sales Process and Terms

Please conduct your due diligence research and be sure to ask all questions prior to hitting the "Buy Now" button below.

All of the maps and information provided in this listing are intended to assist you in your due diligence research. We try and include many resources that we use ourselves. Over the years we have found information to be incorrect like a road that shows on an aerial photo or street map that we can't find because it is overgrown or doesn't exist or a difference in GPS settings. So while we try and include as much of this information as possible we greatly encourage you to carefully do your research to be sure the property suits your needs.

If you would like to purchase this property click on the "Buy It Now" button at the bottom of the listing. A form will ask for your name, email address and phone number. There is a box to indicate if you are purchasing if for cash or financing. Once you click submit it will change the Status at the top of the listing from "Available" to "Sale Pending". We will hold it for you for 3 days. We will then send you an email that confirms our agreement and our process to complete the transaction. Please contact us within 24 hours of receiving that email from us and we will continue to hold the property for you.

Payment is due within 3 days unless prior arrangements are made. You can either send a cashier's checks or money orders, or you can call the office with a debit or a credit card. We often have several interested buyers in the same property and in fairness we keep the property available until someone is 100% prepared to complete the transaction.

If purchasing for cash, once we have received payment we will prepare all documents necessary to transfer ownership and even include a check to cover all recording fees and transfer taxes as well. It's all part of the non-refundable $150 doc prep fee!

If purchasing a Contract for Deed Click Here to view the highlights of our owner financing. PLEASE READ THIS DOCUMENT PRIOR TO CLICKING THE BUY IT NOW BUTTON FOR CONTRACTS!

With our sincere thanks,

Charlotte and Amber : )

Please feel free to call Char at 360-550-8943 with any questions!

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