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LISTING: Costilla County CO Rio Grande Ranchos Unit 8 Block 0 Lot 35 is 5 acres land
<B>Wild horses grazing down the road from 5 acres of land for sale in San Luis, Colorado! This is a rural undeveloped area and I frequently see wild horses when exploring this part of the valley. It
Wild horses grazing down the road from 5 acres of land for sale in San Luis, Colorado! This is a rural undeveloped area and I frequently see wild horses when exploring this part of the valley. It's always stunning no matter how many times I see them! The property sits about 2.75 miles from the Rio Grande!
Description: 5 Acres Land For Sale in San Luis, Colorado About 1 Hour N of Taos, New Mexico by Alamosa.

About 2.75 Miles From the Rio Grande River and 3.5 Hours SW of Denver in Southern Colorado

Undeveloped Real Estate Nestled High in the San Luis Valley in the Rocky Mountains in Costilla County

Private Area With Wild Horses Roaming - Pretty Setting for an Off Grid Homestead!

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Rio Grande Ranchos Unit 8 Block 0 Lot 35
Status: Available
Sale: $3,750.00 Cash or Best Offer.

See Listing For Owner Financing Price and Terms.

State: CO
County: Costilla
APN: 71508520 Legal Description: Rio Grande Ranches Unit 8 Block 0 Lot 35
City: San Luis San Luis is 25 miles NE
Alamosa is 37 miles N
Fort Garland is 40 miles NE
Taos, NM is 57 miles S
Denver is 250 miles NE
Parcel Size: 5 acres See parcel map.
Roads: Dedicated Easement Huran Trail runs along the N of the property. This is a county maintained road.
Power: Solar, Generator 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

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, Holding Tank 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: Yes The restrictions are minimal and to view them click here.
Title Marketable: Yes
Property Tax: 44.32 Annually. Paid current. Future tax notices are buyer's responsibility.
POA Dues: 0.00
Doc Prep Fee: 150.00 To be added to the purchase price for document preparation.
Zoning: ER - 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

The photos were taken in March of 2013 of Rio Grande Ranchos Unit 16 Block 2 Lots 16 & 17 and the surrounding views.

To view larger maps/photos just simply click the thumbnail to expand. You can scroll by using the arrow keys on your keyboard as well.

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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5 acres of land in San Luis, Colorado about 2.75 miles from the Rio Grande and 3.5 hours SW of Denver. It’s a beautiful setting with wild horses roaming and fabulous views of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, the San Juan Mountains and Ute Mountains in New Mexico. Nestled high in the Rocky Mountains the busy town of Alamosa, CO is about an hour north and Taos, NM, known for its world class skiing and artists, is about an hour south.

All of the photos were taken of about 1.25 mile south of the property in March 2013 which is the closest I’ve been. I believe you can see this property in images 1, 25, 26 and 58 which are looking north towards Blanca Peak. The image numbers are at the top of the images.

The property is mostly flat with a gentle roll and there’s scattered grass and low vegetation spread about. It was an easy drive to the area along graveled/dirt county maintained road. Hunan Trail runs along the north of the property. I have seen the county out grading the roads a few times now while exploring land and for the most part you can get around easily. There were wild horses grazing just down the road making for a beautiful setting!!

There are great views to the north of Blanca Peak with the San Luis Hills in front of her - pretty view of the mesas! She is the fourth highest peak in Colorado at 14,345 feet and part of the Sangre de Cristo Range. The long view of the mountains continue from the N to the E to the SE to the Culebra Range. The Culebra Range is a sub range within the Sangre de Cristo Mountains that rises to 14,047 at Culebra Peak!

To the SW and W are views of grassy rolling San Juan Hills with very interesting peaks and mesas and the San Juan Mountains beyond. It's home of the San Juan National Forest where I caught the 41st Annual Chama Chile Ski Classic in January 2014! Its cross country ski events include both freestyle & classic style races and snow shoe races. It took place at Windy Point, just below Cumbres Pass on Hwy 17 about 12 miles North of Chama! That sure was a fun thing to catch!

To the south in New Mexico is Ute Mountain, an isolated, free-standing former volcano, Ute Mountain rises nearly 3,000 feet above the surrounding plains, reaching an elevation of 10,093 feet, the highest point on Bureau of Land Management (BLM) land in the state and it borders the Rio Grande Gorge.

And from one mountain to another are wide open views of the valley, a beautiful place to watch the wildlife. I included a video I made in January 2014 driving around – wow what a beautiful display of wildlife!

The area is extremely green in the spring into early summer months here - yes, even in the high desert! They do get a decent amount of snow up in the mountain ranges in the winter months and mild warm temperatures in the summer.

Alamosa, to the north 1 hour, is a bigger town offering shopping, restaurants, Adams State College, the county offices, and hotels. San Luis, the county seat, Fort Garland, Conejos, Mesita and Jaroso are small towns in the area offering gas and a few restaurants. The valley is mostly agricultural with many beautiful farms sprinkled about.

There are some fishing lakes in the area. Sanchez Reservoir is about 25 miles NE. Mountain Home Reservoir State Wildlife Area is about 40 miles NE. I had a great time watching bald eagles take off from Smith Reservoir State Wildlife which is about 32 miles north. : ) Oh I so love my job!

If you have been looking for a place in Colorful Colorado to have fun you will have a hard time finding a better price on a big chunk of land! I think this is a beautiful rural setting for someone looking to hang out and go fishing and watch the horses roam in your back yard! Enjoy! Char the Explorer : )

Financing Price: $7,500

Terms with $250 down payment: $7,250 at 8% interest with approximately 59 monthly payments of $150.

Any down payment made over the required $250 down payment Smile4u will match off of the balance.

90 days same as cash with only $250 down! If $3,750 is paid toward the property within 90 days from the contract date Smile4u will waive the remaining balance!

180 days to work like a dog to pay it off early with $250 down! If $4,687.50 of principal is paid in the first 180 days from the contract date Smile4u will waive the remaining balance!

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

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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 property.

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

Bing Maps link at the NW corner of the property.

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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 lestled 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.

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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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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