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Enjoy Sunsets Over San Luis Valley

Major Gilpin Dr : San Luis, CO 81152

Costilla County, Colorado

2.55 Acres
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Land Description

If you are looking for a beautifully scenic Colorado property with road frontage, great wildlife, and million dollar views, this is the property for you. We encourage you to go view the property. Once you see it, you will be sold as we were.

Close to great fishing in the nearby Sanchez Reservoir State Wildlife Area, this property can be your getaway from the modern world. Catch the plentiful pike, trout, and catfish, and grill them up back at your place. Perfect for recreational weekends in privacy.

Wild Horse Mesa

Wild Horse Mesa is a special place, where “the Great Outdoors” truly comes to life. Located in the sunny high desert of the San Luis Valley in southern Colorado, Wild Horse Mesa takes its name from the bands of wild horses that roam the private lands to this day. These mustangs are descendants of the horses brought to North America by the Spanish Conquistadors as they explored the great western territories. Properties in Wild Horse Mesa are blessed with stunning views in all directions of the San Juan, La Garita, and Sangre de Cristo mountain ranges.

Inhabited by native Americans for over 10,000 years, the area is now home to farmers and ranchers whose families have been there for generations. Local farms grow such crops as potatoes, wheat, beans, carrots, and lettuce, as well as raising cattle, sheep, and goats. Besides horses, wildlife in the Mesa also includes an abundant supply of deer, elk, antelope, eagles, black bears, and bighorn sheep.

Located about 12 miles south of San Luis, the oldest town in Colorado, Wild Horse Mesa is steeped in history, with the Old Spanish Trail running along the east side of Wild Horse Mesa, and even old legends of the mesa being haunted. Also on the eastern border is the Sanchez Reservoir, a state wildlife area with a 4-mile long, 2,000-Acre lake offering top-notch fishing for pike, trout, and catfish, as well as some great bird-watching of geese, loons, swallows, and many more. Wild Horse Mesa is remote enough to give you all the fresh air, privacy, and independence you desire, but close enough to civilization to allow you to access services you need. Claim your slice of paradise in Wild Horse Mesa today.

Property Details:

Power

- Work with public power utility to extend power lines to the property. Common alternatives are solar, wind, or generator.

Water

- Would be a well, or water haul + holding tank (or other similar option).

Sewer

- Would be by septic system.

Zoning

- Vacant Land/Residential: Site built home 600sqft min, manufactured homes are acceptable. Camp for 14 days (every 3 months); long term camping/rv permit available (60 days - with up to 3 renewals, $200 fee - septic & water required); Temporary RV Occupancy permit available ($250 fee - good for 90 days at a time while building, renew for up to 18 months). Please contact Costilla County Planning & Zoning for additional information.

Closest Towns

- Fort Garland, Colorado 81133 - 32 mins (28 miles)

- San Luis, Colorado 81152 - 16 mins (12 miles)

Property Boundaries (Lat/Long Coordinates)

37.0862, -105.5068

37.0864, -105.5065

37.0872, -105.5066

37.0872, -105.5074

Owner Financing Available ($99 doc fee):

- $249 Down, $89/Mo for 36 months

Nearby Recreation:

Costilla County is ideally located for recreation seekers. Hunting, fishing, skiing, hiking, boating, history. You name it, it's close by in the great outdoors. And never far from stunning, snow-capped mountain peaks.

If you're a skier, the nearby Taos Ski Valley across the border in New Mexico has outstanding ski slopes, as well as white water rafting and historic tours. Great Sand Dunes National Park lies just to the north of the county, offering exhilarating sandboarding and sand sledding (that's snowboarding and sledding on sand - if you haven't tried it, you must.) on the tallest dunes in North America. The park is also a Dark Sky Park, with very little external light pollution, offering some of the best star gazing in Colorado. You'll find peace and beauty that make you feel like a part of outer space - which is worth a lot in today's busy and crowded world.

When it comes to trails and hiking, you could hike a different trail every day of the year and never run out of new options. The county is home to many reservoirs, including the Sanchez and Smith, providing top quality fishing, swimming, boating, and paddle boarding. And we certainly can't forget the famed Rio Grande river, offering not only great fishing, but also canoeing, kayaking, and tubing.

With endless Native American, Mexican, and colonial American history, there is also a lot to see and learn in the San Luis Valley of Costilla County. The historic small town of San Luis is the oldest town in Colorado, and it contains a famous Stations of the Cross in bronze statues, drawing in visitors from far and wide. The town of Fort Garland is home to the fort of the same name, which was the last command of the legendary frontiersman Kit Carson. The list goes on. There's something for everyone in Costilla County - especially those who love the outdoors.

Directions to Land

This property is on Major Gilpin Dr, a very good condition county-maintained dirt road. Nearest Cross Street is Major Gilpin Dr and Pinto Ln. The best way to find the property is to put the coordinates 37.08670, -105.5070 into google maps or your GPS to get directions.

Here are the directions if coming from San Luis - Head north on Cll De Gallo toward 6th St- Turn left onto 6th St- Turn left onto CO-159 S/Main St- Continue to follow CO-159 S- Turn left onto Major Gilpin Dr. Please contact me if you have any questions.

More Land Details

Owner Will Finance
Residential Zoning
Flat Terrain
Dirt Road Access
Cell Service
Estimated Annual Taxes
$34
LANDFLIP ID
277082
MLS / Internal / Other ID
APN 71201250
Assessor Parcel Number (APN)
71201250
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