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LISTING: Las Animas County CO T28S R59W S35 is 139.69 Acres land for sale in Colorado
<B>Overlooking the third seasonal pond near the SE corner of the property just below the Bear Springs Hills with pretty views of the mesas and valley beyond! One of the locals pointed out the elk beds below in the tall grass! Wow what a view off the back of this big chunk of land for sale about 3 hours SE of Denver between Trinidad and La Junta. Hot Dog!
Overlooking the third seasonal pond near the SE corner of the property just below the Bear Springs Hills with pretty views of the mesas and valley beyond! One of the locals pointed out the elk beds below in the tall grass! Wow what a view off the back of this big chunk of land for sale about 3 hours SE of Denver between Trinidad and La Junta. Hot Dog!
Description: 139.69 Acres of Land for Sale in Model, Colorado In the Bear Springs Hills With 3 Seasonal Ponds and Trees!

Property About 3 Hours SE of Denver With Power Only About 3/10 of a Mile Away!

On the East Side of the Rocky Mountains Sangre de Cristo Range in Las Animas County.

By Trinidad, Walsenburg, La Junta and the Pike and San Isabel National Forests!

Zoned for a Home or Manufactured Home, Some RV Use, Agriculture Allowed With Permit

Call Char 360-550-8943 Mon - Sun.

T28S R59W Sec.35 SE4SW4, SW4SE4 & SW4SW4

No Owner Financing Available
Status: Sale Pending
Sale: $42,000.00 Cash For All 139.69 Acres With 3 Seasonal Ponds!
State: CO
County: Las Animas
 
Parcels
APN: 10341000 Legal Description: T28 R59 Sec 35 SW4SW4 Las Animas Ranch
APN: 13472501A Legal Description: T28 R59 Sec 35 SE4SW4 Las Animas Ranch
APN: 13472501B Legal Description: T28 R59 Sec 35 SW4SE4 Las Animas Ranch
City: Model, La Junta, Trinidad 44 Mi SW of La Junta
44 Mi NE of Trinidad
79 Mi SE of Walsenberg
110 Mi SE of Pueblo
219 Mi S of Denver
239 Mi NE of Santa Fe
Parcel Size: 40.17 + 46.13 + 53.39 3 adjoining parcels total 139.69 acres.

See notes below regarding survey recently completed.
Roads: Dedicated Easement, Dirt, Gravel County Rd 133.8 aka Pipeline Rd runs W of properties about 525 feet. See maps.
Power: Area, Solar, Generator Power is about 3/10 mile NW of properties.

Needs installation.
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

Then click on the link PLSS and input 28S under Township and 59W under Range. Then click search.

I did not find any well records in this same section #35 but see 3 in the adjoining section #34.
Sewer: Septic, Holding Tank To research the State of CO Dept of Public Health and Environment Septic Systems Click Here

Needs installation.
Liens: No
Deed Type: Statutory Warranty Deed Title insurance available at buyer's expense.
CCRs: No
Title Marketable: Yes
Property Tax: 40.93 Annually. Paid current. Future tax notices are buyer's responsibility.
POA Dues: 0.00
Doc Prep Fee: 150.00
Zoning: RA: Ranchette Allowing for homes, manufactured homes, and some RV use.

Minimum 600 sq ft. dwelling.

No more than 7 consecutive days and 30 days per year of RV use.

Commercial/Agricultural use with permission from County. Agricultural building permits are free through the county.

Marijuana is outlawed as well as composting toilets.
Time Restrictions: No
Other Information: Fishing, Comanche National Grassland Dinosaurs, Colorado Division of Wildlife Click here for fishing at John Marin Reservoir State Park.

Click here for the Comanche National Grasslands Dinosaur Tracks.

Click Here to read the Colorado Division of Wildlife Hunting Guide.
 
PROPERTY PHOTOS

Property Photos

All of the photos were taken in August 2015 of T28S R59W Section 35 in the SW4 and SE4 and the surrounding views.

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PROPERTY INFORMATION
 

139.69 acres of treed land for sale about 50 miles NE of Trinidad, Colorado in Bear Springs Hills with three seasonal ponds and power only about 3/10 of a mile away! It's about 110 miles SE of Pueblo, 220 miles S of Denver and 240 Miles NE of Santa Fe in Las Animas Ranches.

All of the photos were of the property and surrounding views in August 2015 and again in September 2015. This big beauty measures about 3/4 mile x 1/4 mile! Although they can be sold separately I'm keeping them together. I love big chunks of land and they need each other to maintain their uniqueness! Who would you want to split up this beauty with her big rolling hills and ponds?!

The map and county originally showed these three adjoining lots are 40.47, 40.67 and 40.92 acres totaling 122.06. I have spent a lot of time researching this property and it took over a year to figure it out! When we originally went to view it I was confused by the old fence line and new fence line at the south of the property and discovered it was an irregular shaped section (a section = 1 square mile = 640 acres).

There were all sorts of survey markers so we contacted the adjoining property owner to the south, the Fort Carson Military Base aka the Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site, a US Army base. It is a 235,896 acre training site. They sure were nice gentlemen and agreed to meet us there with a couple surveyors. They offered to let us follow them thru the military site. Wow never in my life when I started this business would I think I would get an escort thru a military site! BIG GRIN! I included a few photos of that adventure- beautiful!

We stopped down at the bottom of the big hill and then hiked up to their north fence line which should have been the south fence line at the SW corner of the property. But the old fence line of these properties sits to the north a bit. We then walked east to the SE corner hiking up and down the big huge hills. This property is ¾ of a mile long and it was a workout that’s for sure! I'm sure they thought we were nut cases seeing who could hike first up to the top of these hills!

What’s really cool is the big fields of grass that sit below the hills where the elk bed! One of the men pointed out the tall grass below that the elk bed in I didn’t really see what he was pointing to. On the way back to the vehicles I walked down thru some of it. I hadn’t realized just how deep it was going to be and found myself trying to walk waist deep thru it. Where they lay sure flattened it out so I picked my way thru their beds and trails!

We had a survey done to figure it all out and included that survey map in the map section. The survey map shows in the very SE corner the two different existing brass cap survey markers, one by the Las Animas Ranches and the other by the Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site. Using the Las Animas Ranches survey the lots are 37.40 + 37.84 + 38.79 totaling 114.03 acres. It then shows the unaccounted for acreage as being 2.77 + 8.29 + 14.60 for a total of 25.66 acres.

If you look at the aerial overlay of the 25.66 acres you will see part of a 3rd pond sitting in that 14.60 acres which is the pond that had the water and bird out on it when we visited! That 25.66 acres is sure a beautiful chunk of land itself! The view off the south across the property where the elk bed and the pond is spectacular! This would definitely be the view I would want if I was to build a home! The pond had a bird out on it the first time we visited!

When I discussed this with the assessor’s office they told me I would have to file a survey in order to change the acreage on file. The survey has been recorded and in December 2016 we were told that the additional acreage would be added to the parcels of land.

The quickest way to the property is to take County Road 78.9 south off this highway as seen in the maps. It is graveled to the neighbors less than 1/4 mile NW. The parcel map marks this as road 111 and shows it running thru the adjoining lot about 525 feet west of the NW corner of these lots. There is also a note on this map that says there is a 30' easement on their respective boundaries. So great access almost right to the property. I just drove thru the grass to the property myself but you couldn't do that in the snow. The county road continues south and hits a locked gate with a military sign on it as seen in the photos.

The property definitely has a lot of different topography to it. The NW corner is mostly flat open meadow with a few trees sprinkled about. To the SW is more heavily treed and it starts to get into the rolling hill. Back here is where you find the burn. Thru the middle of the property is the big rolling hill with the intermittent stream falling down to the pond at the low spot! And then on the east side of it is some more big huge hills on the SE corner and a more flatter treed in the NE corner. You can really see this is you study the aerial photo. It was very easy to get lost in the trees both times I visited the property!

I learned that there was a fire in 2011 caused by a lightening strike called the Bear Springs Callie Marie fire and this did touch a small part of the property to the south. I included several photos overlooking the burnt area that's more on the west side of the property. It appears that the trees on the eastern side weren't touched though! Pretty yellow sunflowers were blooming among the dead old trees and I thought it was pretty actually.

We included a few aerial maps showing the old cattle ponds that sit on the middle property. The one on the west measures approximately 190' X 147'. The one on the east is about 115' wide and goes for about 120' before it falls down to the stream again. It catches the water as it falls down between these huge rolling hills. That pond looked dry and was very green and had beautiful yellow sunflowers blooming the first time we visited so you could tell that water accumulates there still! Wow was that a pretty view.

It's a few miles south of the Santa Fe National Historic Trail. Around 1820, onward wagon trains from Missouri and Kansas loaded with goods for New Mexico followed the trail. Among the first non-Indian settlers on the Grassland was a group of eleven New Mexican families who settled along the Purgatory River in 1871 and in the same year, Eugene and Mary Rourke established a ranch nearby.

The Pike and San Isabel National Forests Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands which covers over 435,000 acres sits a few miles to the N as seen in the maps! Its famous for its dinosaur bones. The Picketwire Canyon trail boasts the Purgatoire River dinosaur track-site, the largest assemblage of dinosaur track-ways in North America, which you can hike along for a long stretch of the trail.

Across the valley to the west are the Rocky Mountains, the Spanish Peaks and the Wet Mountains. At 13,123 feet, the Spanish Peaks can be seen across the National Grasslands for over 100 miles where the Rockies meet the Great Prairies!

In the 2011 Colorado Division of Wildlife Southeast Colorado Hunting Guide listed the following: the BEST DEER AREAS: Black Hills, Bear Springs Hills, in the piñon and juniper areas, along the Hogback and in any of the side canyons that lead to the Purgatoire River. I studied the guide and it says that unit 142 is within the military base and I believe that this sits in unit 135. Click Here to read the Hunting Guide.

When I searched the cheapest I found property for sale out in this area was over $1000 an acre. I think this is a heck of a deal on a huge chunk of beautiful land to watch the elk roam at $300 an acre! Wow! Enjoy! Char the Explorer : )


No financing available.

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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 to the NW corner of the properties.


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

Bing Maps link to the NW corner of the properties.

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ADDITIONAL PHOTOS

Las Animas County Area Pics

Las Animas County, Colorado Area Photos and Information


Las Animas County is located in southern Colorado bordering the State of New Mexico. Trinidad, the county seat, sits about 20 minutes north of the state line along Interstate 25. It's a very beautiful town filled with historical buildings lining its welcoming streets. The population of the county is about 15,000.

It's within a few hours of Denver, Colorado Springs, Santa Fe and Taos. The major economy is ranching, farming, coal mining, transportation, railroading, and natural gas.

It is a semi-arid climate with hot summers and cold winters. Summer days are hot with cooler nights. Winters are cold but not as cold as the mountain towns. The average annual rainfall is 15 inches and the average snowfall is 42 inches.

There are many recreational opportunities such as hunting, wildlife watching, 4-wheeling, hiking, camping, golfing, and fishing.

Trinidad Lake State Park and other alpine lakes are west by the Sangre de Cristo Mountains.

East of Trinidad, the Comanche National Grasslands covers over 435,000 acres. Once home to the dinosaurs, the Comanche Indians and the Santa Fe Trail, it has been managed by the US Forest Service since 1954. Dinosaur tracks, 257 bird species, and abundant wildlife can be seen along scenic drives or the trails. The Picketwire Canyon trail boasts the Purgatoire River dinosaur track-site, the largest assemblage of dinosaur track-ways in North America.

The Historic Santa Fe Trail was one of America's great trading routes for early settlers going out west as well as traders. It stretches for 1,200 miles from Franklin, Missouri, to Santa Fe, New Mexico. It followed several different paths depending on weather conditions and terrain from 1821 until 1880, creating an avenue of commercial and cultural exchange. Timpas Creek was the first source of water for Santa Fe Trail travelers after leaving the Arkansas River heading SW. Between 1869 and 1871 the Metcalf Ranch, previously located here, served as a stage coach station. There is a 1/2 mile loop nature trail to Timpas Creek and back with stone markers where the Santa Fe National Historic Trail passes through the area.

Its famous for its dinosaur bones. The Picketwire Canyon trail boasts the Purgatoire River dinosaur track-site, the largest assemblage of dinosaur track-ways in North America, which you can hike along for a long stretch of the trail.

Across the valley to the west are big mountain views of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains! The Spanish Peaks, a sub range within the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. rise to 13,123 feet and can be seen across the National Grasslands for over 100 miles where the Rockies meet the Great Prairies!

In the 2011 Colorado Division of Wildlife Southeast Colorado Hunting Guide listed the following: the BEST DEER AREAS: Black Hills, Bear Springs Hills, in the piñon and juniper areas, along the Hogback and in any of the side canyons that lead to the Purgatoire River. I studied the guide and it says that unit 142 is within the military base and I believe that this sits in unit 135. Click Here to read the Hunting Guide.

It's home of the Fort Carson Military Base aka the Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site, a 235,896 acre training site. My Great Uncle, Dean DeWitt Larson, took his flight training course at La Junta Army Air Field. His plane crashed on a mission in the Philippines in March 1945. His brother, Donald Lyle Larson, had died 6 months previous. He was a POW on a Japanese boat that was thought by the Americans to have 750 troops on board. They did not know it was 750 American troop POWs and the ship was destroyed. These were my grandmothers brothers and there is one remaining sibling today. I visit their graves every other year when I visit the family home in Kansas. It sure made me smile when I read that Dean had been in La Junta! A big thank you to all our servicemen! In my family it’s not forgotten!

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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 contact information and there is a box to indicate if you are purchasing if for cash or financing. It will then change the Status at the top of the listing from "Available" to "Sale Pending" after you click submit so we hold it for you. 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 to so we continue to hold the property for you.

Payment is due within 3 days unless prior arrangements are made and we accept cashier's checks, money orders, and Visa/Master/Discover 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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