Costilla, APN 703-516-80
Legal Description: S.L.V.R. UNIT 9 BLK 9 LOT 6
ROADS: The roads in most of this subdivision, including the road this property is on, are dirt. So you definitely want to make sure you have a suitable vehicle to visit this property.
WATER: The average well depth in the Rio Grande Ranches is about 300 FT, drilling costs about $35 per foot. A money saving option, if you don’t want to drill right away, or if you’re just using your land for vacation you can haul your own water. You can fill a 500 gallon tank at the Alamosa Water Dept. for as little as $2.50. (719-589-2593)
POWER: There is no electricity or other utilities on the property. Most people in the area use solar power.
Great Sand Dunes National Park, a 20-minute drive from town, is a unique geological juxtaposition - the nation’s highest sand dunes (topping out at 750 feet) against a backdrop of 13,000-foot mountain peaks. Visitors come to hike, sled and even ski the dunes, and also to camp, picnic and explore the trails and wildlife preserve that are part of this national park. Deer, bears, mountain lions, foxes and coyotes make their homes here, along with some rare species of insects.