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10.79 ac in Sangre de Cristo Ranches Alamosa CO

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One of the most magnificent land parcels in Sangre de Cristo Ranches - Great location, with clear title and title insurance.


This property is one of a kind. Tucked away in the rolling foothills leading out of the valley into the surrounding mountains, this property has seclusion and privacy offered with beautifully matured trees and incredible views.

Beautiful, great Colorado Mountain land. - Very individual, but reachable. - Wonderful views. With trees. - Perfect for build your dream house. Also excellent for camping.
Abundant fishing opportunities are nearby and range from smallmouth bass, pike and several species of trout in nearby reservoirs and mountain streams. All nearby and with easy access.

Pictures of the Surrounding Area

This mountain oasis is located amidst the natural beauty of the Sangre de Cristo Mountain range. Build your dream home or private mountain retreat on this slice of heaven with breathtaking views and the tranquil serenity of nature.

The area

This area of the state of Colorado rightly claims status as one of the first in the country to be colonized. Contributing to the history, Costilla County features as Colorado’s first established county and home to its oldest town, San Luis with historical and natural beauty, Costilla County offer fun for all ages. This is a very nice and highly desirable area of Costilla County, Colorado.

This property offers the off-the-grid privacy with the convenience of being not too far from the cities of Fort Garland and San Luis for all of the essentials.


Getting in and around the ranches is very easy with state highway access from 159 and 160. The roads in the ranches are also maintained by county and state and permanently available throughout the year. If you want to have a place to stay on your land there are several options. RV’s and mobile homes are allowed with some restrictions and permitting requirements. Mobile homes must have been manufactured after 1975. RV’s are also permitted with some time limitations as specified by Costilla county. Generally you can get a long-term permit, valid for 60 days and able to be renewed 3 times. There are other types of permits available, for instance while you are building your home, so check with the county for your exact needs. Costilla County representatives are super-friendly and knowledgeable. They can be reached in the Planning & Zoning office at 719-937-7668.


There is no commitment or time limit to build, but if you choose to you are certainly welcome to on your land. One- or two-story homes can be built on these lots. A one-story home must be at least 600 square feet, while a two-story home must have a minimum of 800 square feet. With lots in these subdivisions all over 5-acres, you will have plenty of room for your home as well as ample space to enjoy your land year-round. Accessory structures, such as garages, guesthouses, barns, stables, and greenhouses, are not considered in the minimum square feet for each ranch.


Land in these ranch subdivisions are remote and rural. In the majority of cases electricity can be far away. But check with the local provider if you wish to pull power to the lots directly to verify costs. Solar is a great option in these areas as is wind. Check with the state to see what kind of incentives are offered. Water on property is best supplied by a well and typical depths range from 100-400 feet depending on the location, but can also be provided by a delivery and storage arrangement. If you do choose a well, residents here can augment your personal permit to supply a small garden. There is also a free, potable water supply located along highway 160 between mile markers 241/242. For heat and cooking, most residence utilize propane tanks. These can be delivered and refilled by local vendors. The local area also hosts a “wood fest” several times a year for access to forests for tree-cutting, pick up and delivery. Check with the local community for details. Telephone and internet are available through Blanca Telephone. Electricity – Xcel Energy Gas – Monte Vista CoOp

Beautiful San Luis Valley - Mount Blanca

Owning property in the S.D.C.R. region permits hunting privileges to the 4,500 acres of common land. Plenty of fishing at Mountain Home Reservoir ( 20 Min. away) and Sanchez Reservoir, where you can fish for bass, rainbow trout , catfish, crappie.
There is so much to see and do in the area such as: the Monte Vista National Wildlife Refuge, The Great Sand Dunes National Park which have the largest sand dunes in North America, hiking, off roading, 4-wheeling, farming, camping, fishing.

Outdoor Recreation

Colorado is an outdoor paradise for sportsmen and vacationers, presenting a panorama of recreation opportunities.

More than one-third of Colorado’s land has been reserved for public recreation, with hundreds of thousands of acres operated by the U.S. Forest Service, the Colorado State Land Board, and the Colorado Department of Game, Fish and Parks. Some nearby nationally known parks and forest preserves include the San Isabel National Forest, the Rio Grande National Forest, and the Carson National Forest.

The Sand Dunes offer numerous activities. The most popular is hiking, as the area is filled with countless trails. Some of these hikes take a few minutes while others take hours. Hiking to the top of the High Dune is a popular endeavor. Though it is not the tallest dune, it appears that way from the visitor center. This hike is not done on a trail; the hiker zigzags up the sandy dune for a 650 foot gain.

Though the hike is not easy, the view from the top of the dune is worth the effort. Other hikes include the challenging Zapata Falls trail, which takes the hiker to the picturesque Zapata waterfall. For the not so adventurous soul, the Sand Ramp Trail takes you on an easy hike through the dunes. Many of the other trails can be toured with a trail guide, giving insight about the history of the dunes. These trails are beautiful and must be undertaken by foot; bikes are not permitted on the trails.

Other activities include castle building and kite flying contests, summer concerts, and photography workshops sponsored by Friends of the Dunes Inc. Also, if the area has received enough moisture, you can wade in the waters of Medano Creek, which flows at the base of the dunes. Originating as snow on the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, Medano Creek first flows to high alpine lakes, then through dense spruce and fir forest, beaver meadows and large aspen and cottonwood groves before it reaches the dunes. The water seems to disappear in the sand – only to reappear as ponds and verdant wetlands on the west side of the dunes.

The Park bustles with wildlife. Mule deer, elk, coyotes, golden and bald eagles, ravens, magpies, and just outside park boundaries bison, are all common sightings. Other interesting creatures include insects that have adapted to the sand and are unique to the area.

Fishing & Hunting


Smith Reservoir
Mountain Home Reservoir
Very near from the Sangre de Cristo and Indian Creeks



This is a hunters paradise. Wildlife is quite seen throughout the area and hunting licenses are obtainable. There are rifle, bow and Black Powder months. Deer, antelope, elk, birds, etc.

Cultural Activities

Taos, New Mexico, the famous ski resort and artists’ paradise, presents the historic Taos Pueblo, Galleries, river rafting in the summer and snow skiing / boarding in the winter. They also have periodic festivals bringing in many visitors annually. You will appreciate the old churches as well as a large variety of museums.
Fort Garland is very close to the ranchettes housing the Kit Carson Fort and museum. To the north, you are very near to the Great Sand Dunes National Monument, the Great Sand Dunes Country Club, which features of its golf course ranked as one of the top courses to play, by Golf Digest. To the south will be San Luis, the oldest town in Colorado. Do not miss the Stations of the Cross; they are fabulous along with the Gallery of Huberto Maestas.

Towns Nearby

The Sangre de Cristo Ranches are in Costilla County, Colorado. Seven miles east of Fort Garland, 33 miles east of Alamosa, and 50 miles west of Walsenburg. It’s only 90 minutes to Taos, NM where there are several museums, lots of shopping, many cultural events. It’s a 20 min drive to Fort Garland. Alamosa is located 45 min. away for major shopping- Walmart, Home Depot etc…



San Luis

Shopping Amenities

The cities of Alamosa and Taos have several stores, supermarkets, building items, churches of all denominations, hotels, motels, movie theaters, bowling alleys, restaurants and lounges, banks and savings and loan associations, plus many recreational facilities. The towns of San Luis, Blanca and Ft. Garland have gas stations, churches, general stores, post offices, cafes and restaurants and a large supply of fishing equipment.


The ranch sites are accessible by air through Alamosa, a city straddling the historic Rio Grande River, just 33 miles to the west. Continental Airlines provides daily scheduled flights through Alamosa Municipal Airport. There are also private airports in Blanca (just 15 minutes west) and San Luis.


United Airlines (United Express) provides four scheduled flights per day to Alamosa Municipal Airport. Blanca and San Luis supplies private airports.


Greyhound bus lines serves Alamosa, Ft. Garland, Blanca, and Pueblo.
Numerous highways crisscross the San Luis Valley – U.S. 285 from North to South, U.S. 160 (the famed Navajo trail) from east to west, and Interstate 25, which links Denver, Santa Fe, Albuquerque.


The cities of Alamosa have numerous stores, super markets, churches, hotels, and motels, movie theaters, bowling alleys, restaurants and lounges, banks, a saving and loan association, and camping facilities. The town of Blanca has churches, a general store, a farm implement company, a post office, a cafe, restaurants, a lounge, and a fishing and hunting supply store.

Communities Surrounding Great Sand Dunes National Preserve


The times listed below are approximate driving times to the park.

Mosca, CO (37 min. )
Blanca, CO (38 min. ) Pop. 391
Hooper, CO (43 min. ) Pop. 123
Fort Garland, CO (45 min. ) Pop. 432
Alamosa, CO (51 min. ) Pop. 7,960
Center, CO

(1 hr. 5 min. ) Pop. 2,392
Moffat, CO (1 hr. 5 min. ) Pop. 114 Homelake, CO (1 hr. 8 min. )
Crestone, CO (1 hr. 24 min. ) Pop. 73
La Veta, CO (1 hr. 28 min. ) Pop. 924
Chama, CO (1 hr. 31 min. )
Gardner, CO (1 hr. 39 min. )
Rye, CO (2 hrs. 11 min. ) Pop. 202
Westcliffe, CO (2 hrs. 18 min. ) Pop. 417

Legal description: S.D.C.R. UNIT N-2 BLK 243 LOT 5285 (224-363) CONT 10.795 AC (258-355 WD)(QCD 340-78)(WD 405-917).
Property address: 5285 Carlson Rd. Ft. Garland, CO 81133
Parcel Size: 10.79 acres
Legal access: Yes
Location: Costilla County, Co.
Water None/currently
Sewer Sceptic None/currently
Taxes app. $260.00/year
Title Free and clear
Terrain Flat
Additional notes Start your land portfolio with this beautiful piece of property.
Processing fee We do charge a low processing fee of $100.00 for all transaction costs on this property.


This is a great investment. As population rises and cities become increasingly crowded, people are moving to safer and cleaner places to live and raise families. In the future, land will be seen as a very precious resource. This property is a great investment considering this low price offered at auction and the location of a desired neighborhood.

The price is $ 69,000.00


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as to the condition regarding the soil conditions, drainages, buildability or
accessibility regarding this property. We do guarantee free and clear title with
no liens or encumbrances, taxes are paid current.


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Property Id : 20458
Price: $ 69,000
Property Size: 1,079 ft2
Structure Type: Brick
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