Get away from the city and make this 5 acre property your off the grid safe haven. This property is near many tourist attractions. You can enjoy recreational activities such as hiking, fishing, hunting, backpacking, and more nearby. Smith Reservoir is located just 12 miles east of this property. This reservoir is a cold water lake and it is stocked annually with trout, so it makes a great fishing spot. Smith Reservoir is also a great birdwatching area.
The property is accessed by well maintained dirt roads until you hit Estes Park Rd then it is just a small trail to the property. This area is gorgeous.. with an amazing view of Mt. Blanca. There are small hills to the East that will block some wind for someone wanting to camp on it or build an off the grid set up. This area is really open and needs very little to no work for someone to camp on right away. The complete 5 acres is level ground that is great for recreational use.
Owner financing is available.
This property won't last long. Contact us today to make it your own.
City/Zip: Blanca, CO 81123
Subdivision: San Luis Valley Ranches
Legal Description: S.L.V.R. Unit 23 BLK 36 Lot 10
Zoning: Residential (Buildable parcel/modular site builds allowed)
NOTE: 600sqft min dwelling size
GPS Coordinates: 37.3861,-105.6767
GPS Coordinates (4 corners):
37.3864, -105.6778 Nw
37.3852, -105.6762 Sw
Who maintains roads: County
Closest highways: Us-160
Closest Small City: Alamosa, Colorado (21 miles, 32 min)
Closest major city: Pueblo, Colorado (114 miles; 1 hour, 56 minutes)
Closest small town: Blanca, Colorado 81123 (11 miles; 22 minutes)
Closest gas station: Conoco, 700 4th Ave, Fort Garland, CO 81133 (17 miles; 27 minutes)
Nearby attractions: Fort Garland Museum & Cultural Center, Smith Reservoir, Mountain Home Reservoir, Trinchera Creek, Zapata Falls, The Great Sand Dunes National Park, Mt. Banca
Annual property taxes: Would have to drill a well or haul water. Would have to contact Fort Garland Water & Sanitation.
Sewer / Septic: Septic would have to be installed
Electric: May use Solar, or contact Xcell Energy or San Isabel Electric Association Inc.
Gas: There is no natural gas, can use propane. Would have to contact AmeriGas Propane, Conejos Propane or La Veta Propane
Waste: Would have to contact G T Trash Services or Cortez Sanitation
Costilla County, stretches over almost 1,227 square miles. With the arrival of Europeans in the late 1600S, it became formally established on April 5, 1851, and remains the oldest continuously occupied settlement in Colorado.( San Luis being the oldest town.
The county attracts a lot of Americans looking to build an homestead because land prices are reasonable and, despite low precipitation, it's well suited for crop cultivation and the raising of livestock. Not there are near 300 days of sunshine per year too.
Colorado is broken up into game management units. Costilla County is part of GMU 83 and this particular GMU has one of the largest elk herds. The Trinchera elk herd has an estimated population of around 7,000 elk. Deer, antelope, coyotes, bears, bighorn sheep, mountain lions, black bear, and coyotes are common sites in the area. Large herds of 100 elk are not uncommon, and even if you aren't a hunter you can come and just appreciate all of these beautiful animals with your camera instead of a rifle.
If you love birdwatching you will be able to spot many species here in the San Luis Valley. Of the more than 500 species of birds in Colorado, over 300 of them can be found in the valley. But it's the dancing and rattling calls of the sandhill cranes numbering up to 20,000 during their southern migration pattern that make the San Luis Valley especially impressive for bird enthusiasts. The Alamosa Wild Life Refuge area along with the Rio Grande River and the many reservoirs in this valley make bird watching throughout the year special and very unique. The many bird species range from Sandhill Cranes, Magpies, to Black birds, also depending on the time of year birds of prey such Eagles, Hawks, and Harriers frequent the area. So dust of those binoculars and come out here. Below are a couple links to birds spotted recently in the area.
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