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Colorado 80 acres ranch magnificent views in front of the great sand dunes national park
The majestic Sand Dunes national monument
This area of the state of Colorado rightly claims status as one of the first in the country to be colonized. Contributing to the history, Costilla County features as Colorado’s first established county and home to its oldest town, San Luis with historical and natural beauty, Costilla County offer fun for all ages. This is a very nice and highly desirable area of Costilla County, Colorado.
Majestic views from the property
BUILD YOUR DREAM!
Retirement home or vacation cabin or invest for the future, parcel is close to touristic attractions. Clean cool air, and many recreational activities nearby.
The parcel: 80 ACRES NEXT TO HIGHWAY 17
Did You Know?
Medano Creek, flowing at the base of Great Sand Dunes, is one of the few and best places in the world to experience “surge flow”, where creek water comes in rhythmic waves.
The land is approximately 8 to 10 miles from the Great Sand Dunes national monument, with breathtaking views!
The mountains are approximately 6 to 7 miles away.
The land is flat to rolling in some parts.
At present, power would be by solar, generator, or propane. Water would be provided via a well.
There’s no building restrictions as to what or when to build on the property.
This parcel is close to tourist attractions and value may increase in the future.
Colorado is an outdoor paradise for sportsmen and vacationers, presenting a panorama of recreation opportunities.
More than one-third of Colorado’s land has been reserved for public recreation, with hundreds of thousands of acres operated by the U.S. Forest Service, the Colorado State Land Board, and the Colorado Department of Game, Fish and Parks. Some nearby nationally known parks and forest preserves include the San Isabel National Forest, the Rio Grande National Forest, and the Carson National Forest.
The Sand Dunes offer numerous activities. The most popular is hiking, as the area is filled with countless trails. Some of these hikes take a few minutes while others take hours. Hiking to the top of the High Dune is a popular endeavor. Though it is not the tallest dune, it appears that way from the visitor center. This hike is not done on a trail; the hiker zigzags up the sandy dune for a 650 foot gain.
Though the hike is not easy, the view from the top of the dune is worth the effort. Other hikes include the challenging Zapata Falls trail, which takes the hiker to the picturesque Zapata waterfall. For the not so adventurous soul, the Sand Ramp Trail takes you on an easy hike through the dunes. Many of the other trails can be toured with a trail guide, giving insight about the history of the dunes. These trails are beautiful and must be undertaken by foot; bikes are not permitted on the trails.
Other activities include castle building and kite flying contests, summer concerts, and photography workshops sponsored by Friends of the Dunes Inc. Also, if the area has received enough moisture, you can wade in the waters of Medano Creek, which flows at the base of the dunes. Originating as snow on the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, Medano Creek first flows to high alpine lakes, then through dense spruce and fir forest, beaver meadows and large aspen and cottonwood groves before it reaches the dunes. The water seems to disappear in the sand – only to reappear as ponds and verdant wetlands on the west side of the dunes.
The Park bustles with wildlife. Mule deer, elk, coyotes, golden and bald eagles, ravens, magpies, and just outside park boundaries bison, are all common sightings. Other interesting creatures include insects that have adapted to the sand and are unique to the area.
United Airlines (United Express) provides four scheduled flights per day to Alamosa Municipal Airport. Blanca and San Luis supplies private airports.
Greyhound bus lines serves Alamosa, Ft. Garland, Blanca, and Pueblo.
Numerous highways crisscross the San Luis Valley – U.S. 285 from North to South, U.S. 160 (the famed Navajo trail) from east to west, and Interstate 25, which links Denver, Santa Fe, Albuquerque.
The cities of Alamosa have numerous stores, super markets, churches, hotels, and motels, movie theaters, bowling alleys, restaurants and lounges, banks, a saving and loan association, and camping facilities. The town of Blanca has churches, a general store, a farm implement company, a post office, a cafe, restaurants, a lounge, and a fishing and hunting supply store.
Communities Surrounding Great Sand Dunes National Preserve
The times listed below are approximate driving times to the park.
Mosca, CO (37 min. )
Blanca, CO (38 min. ) Pop. 391
Hooper, CO (43 min. ) Pop. 123
Fort Garland, CO (45 min. ) Pop. 432
Alamosa, CO (51 min. ) Pop. 7,960
(1 hr. 5 min. ) Pop. 2,392
Moffat, CO (1 hr. 5 min. ) Pop. 114 Homelake, CO (1 hr. 8 min. )
Crestone, CO (1 hr. 24 min. ) Pop. 73
La Veta, CO (1 hr. 28 min. ) Pop. 924
Chama, CO (1 hr. 31 min. )
Gardner, CO (1 hr. 39 min. )
Rye, CO (2 hrs. 11 min. ) Pop. 202
Westcliffe, CO (2 hrs. 18 min. ) Pop. 417
Legal description: Parcel G, TOWNSHIP NORTH,RANGE 10 EAST OF THE NMPM, STATE OF COLORADO.
Parcel Size: 80 acres.
Legal access: None,undevelopment area, Next streets: Road G and HW-17.
Location: Saguache County
Water app. 100 feet
Sewer Sceptic Septic–Must install your own when building.
Taxes app. 95$.00/year Title Free and clear
Terrain Flat, rolling in some areas.
Additional notes Start your land portfolio with this beautiful piece of property.
Processing fee We do charge a low processing fee of $100.00 for all transaction costs on this property.
Explore any part of the 30 square mile dunefield you wish; there are no designated trails in the sand.
A dunes–accessible wheelchair is available for free loan at the Visitor Center. In summer months, plan to hike the dunes in morning or evening to avoid hot sand.
Sand Dunes. View from the top of the first ridge of dunes across the 30 square mile main dunefield
Forested TrailsIn summer, keep this hike as an option for afternoon as an escape from the heat of the dunes. Walk along a shady forested trail named for a late 1800s settlement, comprising 20 houses in its heydey. Rest near the trail’s highpoint, where you’ll find outstanding views of Mt. Herard, the dunes and the valley.
(Please be aware that hunting is permitted in fall and early winter in Great Sand Dunes National Preserve, the mountain portion of the park and preserve. Check with a park ranger for details.)
Forest in Great Sand Dunes National Preserve
Alpine Trails Medano Lake and Mount Herard
This trailhead is accessed from the Medano Pass 4WD road. Beginning at 10,000’ elevation, the trail climbs 2000’ through lush meadows and forests, ending at an alpine lake just above timberline. For advanced hikers, continue on to the summit of 13,297’ Mount Herard for a spectacular aerial view of the dunes.
Upper Sand Creek Lake, Great Sand Dunes National Preserve
Ft. Garland informationFt. Garland links
Great Sand Dunes Site
National conservancy manage over 1000 Bisons in the area
TERRIFIC INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY!
THE VALUE OF THIS LAND WILL ONLY GO UP!
This is a great investment. As population rises and cities become increasingly crowded, people are moving to safer and cleaner places to live and raise families. In the future, land will be seen as a very precious resource. This property is a great investment considering this low price offered at auction and the location of a desired neighborhood.
The price is $ 89,000.00 up to 240 months financing at 9.5% simple interest on the unpaid balance ( for other terms inquire, installment may vary a few dollars per month
plus or minus depending on the bid amount) NO PREPAYMENT PENALITY, 10%
DISCOUNT FOR CASH AT ANY TIME.
We charge once $100.00 processing fees. We charge $5 per month collection
fee – yearly taxes will be prorated over 12 months. The Collection fee
and yearly taxes will show on your payment coupon along with your monthly
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