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LISTING: Costilla County CO Mount Blanca Valley Ranches Unit 9 Blk 7 Lot 8 is 5 Acres
<B>Beautiful views of Blanca Peak high in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains of the Rocky Mountains. This 5 acres of land for sale in San Luis, Colorado is about an hour from Alamosa, CO and Taos, New Mexico. I spotted wild horses roaming down the road!
Beautiful views of Blanca Peak high in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains of the Rocky Mountains. This 5 acres of land for sale in San Luis, Colorado is about an hour from Alamosa, CO and Taos, New Mexico. I spotted wild horses roaming down the road!
Description: 5 Acre Land for Sale in Southern Colorado by San Luis, Alamosa and Fort Garland in Costilla County.

Corner Lot Across the Street From a Farm!

Nestled High in the Rocky Mountains in the San Luis Valley With Beautiful Views of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and the San Juan Mountains!

3.5 Hours SW of Denver and 1.25 Hours N of Taos, New Mexico in Costilla County, CO

About 5 Miles E of the Rio Grande, the 4th Longest River in N America That Originates in the San Juan Mountains.

Tons of Outdoor Recreation in Area with Rio Grande River, Smith Reservoir, Mountain Home Reservoir, Alamosa Wildlife Refuge and the Great Sand Dunes National Preserve!

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Mount Blanca Valley Ranches Unit 9 Block 7 Lot 8
Status: Available
Sale: $3,200.00 Cash or Best Offer.

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State: CO
County: Costilla
 
Parcels
APN: 70801992A Legal Description: Lot 8, Block 7, Unit 9 in Mount Blanca Valley Ranches
City: San Luis Fort Garland is 20 miles NE
Alamosa is 25 miles NW
Taos, NM is 75 miles S
Pueblo is 118 miles NE
Sante Fe, NM is 148 miles S
Denver is 232 miles NE
Parcel Size: 5 acres See parcel map.
Roads: Dedicated Easement 13th Street runs along the S and Comanche Ave runs along the west.

Corner lot - see parcel map.

These are county maintained roads.
Power: Solar Runs 1 miles west along Dakota Avenue.

You would need to contact the local power company for cost to bring to the property.
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: Statutory Warranty Deed Title insurance available at buyer's expense.
CCRs: No
Title Marketable: Yes
Property Tax: 54.58 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

Property Photos

The photos were taken in March of 2013 of Mount Blanca Valley Ranches Unit 3 Block 3 Lot 14 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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PROPERTY INFORMATION
 

5 acres of land for sale in San Luis, Colorado about an hour from Alamosa, CO and Taos, New Mexico. It's nestled high in the Rocky Mountains in the San Luis Valley by Fort Garland, about 230 miles S of Denver, and 70 miles SW of Walsenburg and Interstate 25.

Mt. Blanca, the fourth highest peak in Colorado at 14,345 feet, offers stunning views to the area. It is part of the Sangre de Cristo Range. Fort Garland and Blanca to the NE are small towns in the area offering gas and a few restaurants. Alamosa to the NW 25 miles is the hub city in the valley offering shopping, restaurants, and hotels. The valley is mostly agricultural with many beautiful farms sprinkled about.

All of the photos were taken about 3 miles east in March 2013 which is the closest we've been to the property. It's a corner lot with 13th Street along the south and Comanche Ave along the west. About ten acres to the south one of the San Juan Hills pops up out of the valley floor!

Wow, was this a windy valley the day we visited! It made me think this might be a good place for off- grid living using alternative energy by wind generation. The area was dry with short vegetation but not sandy at all. It looks like this property is mostly flat.

There is a huge hay farm across the street to the west and you can see the circular irrigated crops in the aerial photos. I measured them and they run for 2.5 miles west and 3.5 miles north covering several square miles of land! The maps name it Nature Valley Organic and I believe this organic farm produces alfalfa. It sounds like a pretty place to watch the wildlife wander!

There is a neighbor on the adjoining lot to the north with what looks like a green house and a few surrounding outbuildings. Not all of the aerial photos showed this. Google Earth does not show the updated imagery, but Google Earth Pro does. Some versions of Google Maps appears to show the updated images. Bing Maps does not show the updated images. They look pretty close to encroaching the easement of the property line. You would need to see if the lot has been surveyed and pinned to know for sure. If not you would need to hire a surveyor to come out and find your corners. It they are encroaching the easement they would need to move. There is usually a setback between property lines that states how far back you need to be from the property lines.

I also see in the aerial photos that there is power about 1 miles west along Dakota Avenue. We are contacting the local power company to see if it runs any closer and will update this once we find out. You would need to contact the local power company for the cost to bring it to the property.

There is an awesome views of Blanca Peak to the north. She is the fourth highest peak in Colorado at 14,345 feet and part of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. They continue running from the NE down to the SE. San Pedro Mesa sits in front of them to the E and it’s a pretty view with trees filtering down the side of the mesas and the big peaks beyond! The Sangre de Cristo Range runs 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.

The San Luis Hills are cool interesting hills that surround this small part of the valley and one of those hills pops out of the valley floor about ¼ of a mile to the south as seen in the aerial photos! I included a few photos of two black wild horses we spotted out in this area up in the San Luis Hills! I frequently spot wild horses when exploring this part of the valley!

The San Juan Mountains are beyond the hills from the W to SW. They are 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!

From the aerial photos it looks like that hill that is just ¼ mile to the south blocks the view of Ute Mountain, in New Mexico. It’s an isolated, free-standing former volcano that 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.

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! It’s also the county seat for Alamosa County and home of Adams State University, True-Grits Steakhouse, Wal-Mart, Home Depot and other major shopping and services. It has a population of about 8800

San Luis, the county seat for Costilla County, Fort Garland, Conejos, Mesita and Jaroso are small towns in the area offering gas and a few restaurants. 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. It can be very cold in the valley during the winter months and mild warm temperatures in the summer. The valley is mostly agricultural with many beautiful farms sprinkled about. It boasts an average of 280 sunny days per year! The mountain passes are well maintained through the San Luis Valley and are all weather roads.

Close by are several recreational activities: the Great Sand Dunes, Alamosa National Wildlife Refuge, Blanca Wildlife Habitat Area, Blanca Wetlands, the Rio Grande, Smith Reservoir, Mountain Home Reservoir, and Sanchez Reservoir. I watched bald eagles take off from Smith Reservoir! : ) There’s also skiing to the south in Taos and Red River.

Dan the Man fishing along the Rio Grande in 2013!



I've visited the area many times and am always lucky to see beautiful sunsets, huge herds of elk, wild horses, and an incredible variety of birds. I included a video from one of my journeys around the San Luis Valley in January 2014. Wow what a beautiful display of wildlife! We made our way on down to Taos, New Mexico and woke up at the Historic Taos Inn, definitely on my approved places to stay, eat, get a drink, and a fabulous cup of coffee in the morning.

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: $6400

Terms with zero down payment: $6,400 at 8% interest with approximately 63 monthly payments of $125.

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

90 days same as cash with only $0 down! If $3,200 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 $0 down! If $4,000 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

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 SW 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 SW corner of the property.

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ADDITIONAL PHOTOS

Costilla - San Luis Valley Ranches, Mount Blanca Valley Ranches and Area Photos

A video I made of my journey’s thru the San Luis Valley in Southern Colorado.



The San Luis Valley Ranches and Mount Blanca Valley Ranches are nestled high in the Rocky Mountains in the San Luis Valley. The valley sits at an elevation of 7544 feet. The San Luis Valley is one of the largest high desert valleys in the world at an altitude of over 7,000 feet. The high plains and flat valleys stretch for 722 square miles and is surrounded by the Sangre de Cristo mountain range to the east and the San Juan mountain range to the west. The Rio Grande River originates in the San Juan Mountains and flows through the San Luis Valley.

The are beautiful long views of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains from the N to the E to the SE to the Culebra Range. To the north is Blanca Peak, the fourth highest peak in Colorado at 14,345 feet. The Culebra Range is a sub range within the Sangre de Cristo Mountains that rises to 14,047 at Culebra Peak!

Located centrally around the towns of Fort Garland and San Luis, it is about 1/2 hour SE of Alamosa, 210 miles south of Denver, 175 miles east of Durango and 1 hour N of Taos, New Mexico.

Fort Garland and Blanca are small towns in the area offering gas and a few restaurants. Alamosa, to the west, is a bigger town offering shopping, a state college, Wal-Mart, restaurants and hotels. The valley is mostly agricultural with many beautiful farms sprinkled about.

To the south just across the state line in New Mexico is Ute Mountain, a very cool volcanic peak that rises off the valley floor alone! She is an isolated, free-standing former volcano that rises almost 3,000 feet above the valley, reaching an elevation of 10,093 feet the highest point on BLM land in the state of NM.

Smith Reservoir State Wildlife Area and Mountain Home Reservoir State Wildlife Area are both within ½ hours drive of the properties. I had a chance to visit both of these and included a few photos of those as well! I had a great time watching the bald eagles take off from Smith Reservoir! There is wildlife conservation land aka BLM Land to the West along the border of Costilla and Alamosa County.

There are tons of extracurricular activities including the Great Sand Dunes, hiking, biking, and skiing to the south in Taos and Red River.



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!

The Rio Grande, Smith Reservoir State Wildlife, Mountain Home Reservoir State Wildlife Area and Sanchez Reservoir are within an hour of each other so lots of fishing close by!

I've visited Smith Reservoir State Wildlife Area and Mountain Home Reservoir State Wildlife Area and included a few photos of those as well! I had a great time watching the bald eagles take off from Smith Reservoir! There is BLM wildlife conservation land along the border of Costilla and Alamosa County. There are tons of outdoor activities including the nearby Great Sand Dunes, hiking, biking, and skiing to the south in Taos and Red River.

In February 2012 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!

I then made my way down to Taos, New Mexico which sits about an hour to the south of here and I woke up in the morning at The Historic Taos Inn, definitely on my approved places to stay, eat, get a drink, and a fabulous cup of coffee in the morning!
Click here to read my newsletter about my journey to Colorado in 2012!

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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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