If you're looking to get away from it all, this is your spot. Beautiful views, incredible skies, and plenty of privacy can be yours on this gorgeous, flat 5-acre lot in Costilla County, Colorado. It's perfect for building your dream home or as an ideal weekend recreation getaway. You'll be right at the doorstep of the beautiful Sangre de Cristo mountain range, yet only a short 14 minute drive from the historic town of Fort Garland. This property gives you blue skies forever, wherever you cast your gaze. And you can't beat the price.
Please see our video of the property to appreciate the surrounding areas and gorgeous mountain views. All photos are of this property and were just taken July 2021.
Top Of The World
Right on the doorstep of the Sangre de Cristo mountains, the Top of the World subdivision certainly earns its name. The views of snow-capped mountaintops are priceless, as are the sunny days (285 days a year) and starry night skies.
Top of the World offers rural peace and solitude combined with the convenience of an ideal location in the historic San Luis Valley. Located between the towns of Fort Garland and San Luis, you will be near National Parks and Forests for hunting, hiking, biking, sparkling reservoirs for top quality fishing and boating, and herds of horses, deer, elk, and antelope grazing in the fields.
This area offers something for everyone. Whether you choose it for your own private recreational retreat, as a place to build your next home, or just as a way to secure land of your own in the great outdoors, you will find what you're looking for at Top of the World.
Additional 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, cistern 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.
Property Boundaries (Lat/Long Coordinates)
Owner Financing Available ($99 doc fee):
- $499 Down, $130/Mo for 72 months
- $499 Down, $220/Mo for 36 months
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. (Tags: Rafting on Rio Grande River, hunting, fishing, livestock, goats, animals, farms.)
Directions to Land
This property is on Cam Tio Irving Rd, a very good condition county-maintained dirt road. Nearest Cross Street is La Mancha Rd and Cam Tio Irving Rd. The best way to find the property is to put the coordinates 37.3167, -105.3946 into google maps or your GPS to get directions. Please call me if you have any issues finding the property.
Here are the directions if coming from Fort Garland. Head east on 5th Ave toward St Vrain Ave (0.2 mi) - Turn right onto Miranda Ave (0.1 mi) - Continue onto CO-159 S (7.6 mi) - Turn left onto Cam Trio Irving (2.1 mi).