Rio Costilla Estates
This 76-acre property offers majestic views of the great Rocky Mountains in all directions! The land itself is rather flat, rolling prairie, covered with grass and brush perfect for building or camping. The property backs up to Costilla Creek, which is a seasonal, spring-fed creek, which flows into the Rio Grande River, one of the biggest rivers in our nation! We have seen the Costilla Creek running bank to bank with water in exceptionally wet seasons; however, most of the time it does not have enough water to flow, but there are a few scattered ponds that hold water for some periods of time. The trees and grass around the creek remain green during the spring and summer months even when the creek is not flowing. Once part of a small farm, this land grew potatoes many years ago at the time when potatoes were a big cash crop. This offering includes 2 fully-surveyed 38 acre properties, 76 acres total, so it would be a great place to live and/or have cattle or even plant crops!
This property easily locatable about two miles from the border of New Mexico in the very Southern-most part of Colorado only 3 miles by good dirt roads to Highway 159. It is approximately 15 miles from San Luis, Colorado, 50 miles from Taos, New Mexico, and 60 miles from Alamosa, Colorado. This property is very near the Sangre de Christo Mountain Range as well as two nice lakes – Costilla and Sanchez Reservoirs. The land is also near the Carson National Forest in New Mexico and the San Juan Mountains, about 20 miles to the west. This land has an elevation of about 7,500 feet, which is about a “mile and a half high in the Colorado sky!”
The lot itself fronts on a good hard-packed dirt and gravel road, which is county maintained; so the land has year around access. It is It is easy to locate the exact piece of property because each corner has a survey marker – a metal stake, topped with a metal cap that has numbers on it to correspond with the numbers on the survey map – that the buyer will receive. If you love gorgeous views of mountains and prefer a lot closer to New Mexico, this may be the property for you!
Rio Costilla Estates is located about 15 miles southwest of San Luis, Colorado and 5 miles north of Costilla, New Mexico off of Hwy 159, approximately 4 miles West of County Road E.
- Terms (Owner Finance): Please inquire. Owner will consider financing with at least 10% down payment and a credit check.