Half Acre Close to the Town of San Luis-A Sense of Community
This property is perfect for off-grid, camping, storage or investment.
This half acre parcel is close to town and airport. The oldest town in Colorado, San Luis is also likely the most spiritual. Populated by the primarily Hispanic families who settled there in 1851, the town remains small and, in some ways, unique.
Situated in south central Colorado, not far from the New Mexico border, San Luis boasts the oldest church in Colorado and La Vega, a rare public commons — a place where communal grazing of livestock is allowed.
The town is most famous, however, for its Stations of the Cross, a string of bronze statues climbing the mesa adjacent to town. Each station represents a moment during the crucifixion of Christ, and the locale is popular with Christian visitors each Easter. Art aficionados might like to visit the sculptor's studio, located in town at the bottom of the hill.
County: Costilla County
Address: Colorado 159, San Luis, CO 81152
Google Map: https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/viewer?mid=1uCqDGQeaPe7ytqDT76P11fEmTMN7ppcq&ll=37.185600000264856%2C-105.471&z=17
Size: 0.5 Acres
Access: Dirt Road
Conveyance: Special Warranty Deed
Coordinates: 37.1856, -105.47099
HOA/POA Fees: NA
Yearly Tax: $15.20
Legal Description: S.D.C.E. UNIT 1 BLK 41 LOTS 5 & 6
Costilla County is the ninth-least populous of the 64 counties in the U.S. State of Colorado. The county seat is San Luis, the oldest continuously occupied town in Colorado.
As of the census of 2000, there were 3,663 people, 1,503 households, and 1,029 families residing in the county. The population density was 3 people per square mile (1/km²). There were 2,202 housing units at an average density of 2 per square mile (1/km²).
There were 1,503 households out of which 28.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.60% were married couples living together, 11.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.50% were non-families. 28.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.98. The median age was 42 years.
The median income for a household in the county was $19,531, and the median income for a family was $25,509, the lowest for Colorado. Males had a median income of $22,390 versus $16,121 for females. The per capita income for the county was $10,748.
For more information regarding the county and or any regulations you might be interested in, check out this link: https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/costillacounty
THINGS TO DO
The County hosts four reservoirs. Eastdale Reservoir, Sanchez Reservoir, Smith Reservoir and Mountain Home Reservoir. Fishing, fly fishing and boating provide recreation for anglers local and visiting. The reservoirs teem with the likes of walleye, pike, bass, several species of trout and other types of fish. For those more interested in nature watching, the reservoirs house a variety of wildlife. Deer, elk, antelope, coyotes, bears, bighorn sheep, mountain lions and Sandhill cranes are common sites in these areas. Large herds of 100 elk are not uncommon. For birding enthusiasts, Costilla County holds the promise of plenty of sightings. Birding sites aid in identifying habitats across the county that include cliff faces, sagebrush, wet meadows, mountain meadows, ponds, lakes, forests and, of course, the reservoirs.
The Fort Garland Museum preserves an old army fort built in 1858. The fort hosts tours and manages Pike’s Stockade educating visitors on military history. Visitors are free to roam the grounds, explore Pike’s Stockade and browse the gift shop. Fort Garland also spotlights the folk art and culture of the Hispanic community in southern Colorado.
Big game hunting draws woodsman near and far to Colorado. Costilla County is populated with deer, elk, antelope, bears, bighorn sheep and mountain lions. Habitats to track game include mountain habitats, sagebrush flats, pinyon and juniper rangeland and cottonwood stream bottoms. Upper elevations contain heavy timber with pure and mixed aspen and conifer. Trinchera Ranch near Fort Garland brings the thrill of the hunt to reality. Elk, deer, mountain lion and Bighorn sheep await the rifleman or bow hunter with the skill. For those seeking adventure without the artillery, the ranch offers wildlife watching and ranch tours, hiking and mountain biking trails, and roped rock climbing, fishing and fly fishing excursions and more.
Costilla County boasts a variety of scenic views and historic sites to visit in between other stops. Perhaps the grandest scene is that of Mt. Blanca and Blanca Peak best seen from the town of Blanca. The Peak towers at 14,345 feet tall claiming rank as the fourth highest mountain in Colorado.
With so much to see and do in Costilla County visitors need time to take it all in. Camping in the picturesque landscapes and nature laden areas of this county compares to none other. The perfect reprieve from the noise of life exists in Costilla as visitors wake to the sweet sounds of nature or the breathtaking view of Mt. Blanca.
Costilla County, Colorado is a farming and an agricultural area which draws visitors to its rich history, abundant wildlife and breathtaking landscapes. With much to do and see, an extended stay may be in order.
Authentic souvenirs are a must have before a trip home from Costilla County. Local shops offer goods as well as history, charm and warmth to visitors. The small towns of Blanca and Fort Garland host gift stores which merchandise leatherwork, handmade jewelry, souvenirs and Indian crafts. In Blanca, the Forest Tango Art Works features a gallery of paintings and wooden sculptures by Terry and Joyce Henrie. Also, the Red Rocks General Store offers true general store finds as well as unusual, but authentic Polish sausage sandwiches. The Mt. Blanca Fudge Company occupies a historic post office and serves up 24 flavors of fudge plus local crafts. Of course, the studio of Hubert Maestas, sculptor of the Shrine of the Stations of the Cross statues, is located in San Luis.
Alamosa, Blanca, Fort Garland, San Acacio, San Luis, Pueblo
POINT OF INTEREST
Great Sand Dunes National Park, Sanchez Reservoir, Smith Reservoir, or Mountain Home Reservoir, Mount Blanca, Rio Grande River, Fort Garland Museum, San Isabel National Forest
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