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Stunning Mountain & Valley Views

Canyon Ct : San Luis, CO 81152

Costilla County, Colorado

5.14 Acres
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Lot Description

Stunning Unobstructed Views From The Cliff's Edge Atop Wild Horse Mesa

Pictures can't do justice to this majestic property perched on the edge of the mesa atop Wild Horse Mesa…but the video does - so be sure to give it a view. You will have unobstructed westward-facing views of the San Luis Valley in all its natural beauty. The sunsets are amazing. All photos and video are of the actual property and were just taken in April 2021.

You'll have a large 5-acre lot in Wild Horse Mesa that's perfect for camping, RVs, or building your dream home. And you'll never get tired of the view. Just a few miles to the east is the Sanchez Reservoir State Wildlife Area, with top-notch fishing for pike, trout, and catfish, as well as outstanding bird watching. This one-of-a-kind property is the definition of “the great outdoors.” You can make it yours today for only $175 a month.

Note that this listing is made up of two contiguous properties being sold together: APN 71214780 and APN 71214790. They can be deeded separately if desired.

Wild Horse Mesa

Wild Horse Mesa is a special place, where “the Great Outdoors” truly comes to life. Located in the sunny high desert of the San Luis Valley in southern Colorado, Wild Horse Mesa takes its name from the bands of wild horses that roam the private lands to this day. These mustangs are descendants of the horses brought to North America by the Spanish Conquistadors as they explored the great western territories. Properties in Wild Horse Mesa are blessed with stunning views in all directions of the San Juan, La Garita, and Sangre de Cristo mountain ranges.

Inhabited by native Americans for over 10,000 years, the area is now home to farmers and ranchers whose families have been there for generations. Local farms grow such crops as potatoes, wheat, beans, carrots, and lettuce, as well as raising cattle, sheep, and goats. Besides horses, wildlife in the Mesa also includes an abundant supply of deer, elk, antelope, eagles, black bears, and bighorn sheep.

Located about 12 miles south of San Luis, the oldest town in Colorado, Wild Horse Mesa is steeped in history, with the Old Spanish Trail running along the east side of Wild Horse Mesa, and even old legends of the mesa being haunted. Also on the eastern border is the Sanchez Reservoir, a state wildlife area with a 4-mile long, 2,000-Acre lake offering top-notch fishing for pike, trout, and catfish, as well as some great bird-watching of geese, loons, swallows, and many more. Wild Horse Mesa is remote enough to give you all the fresh air, privacy, and independence you desire, but close enough to civilization to allow you to access services you need. Claim your slice of paradise in Wild Horse Mesa today.

Property Details:


- Work with public power utility to extend power lines to the property. Common alternatives are solar, wind, or generator.


- Would be a well, or water haul + holding tank (or other similar option).


- Would be by septic system.


- Vacant Land/Residential: Site built home 600 sq. ft. 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.

Closest Towns

- Fort Garland, Colorado 81133 - 32 mins (28 miles)

- San Luis, Colorado 81152 - 16 mins (12 miles)

Property Boundaries (Lat/Long Coordinates)

37.1183, -105.4857

37.1183, -105.4834

37.1179, -105.4834

37.1179, -105.4857

37.1174, -105.4857

37.1174, -105.4834

Owner Financing Available ($99 doc fee):

- $349 Down, $175 / Mo for 72 months

- $349 Down, $299 / Mo for 36 months

Lot Maps & Attachments

Directions to Lot

This property is on Canyon Ct, a very good condition county-maintained dirt road. Nearest Cross Street is Cardinal Ln and Canyon Ct. The best way to find the property is to put the coordinates at: 37.1177, -105.4845 into google maps or your GPS to get directions.

Here are the directions if coming from San Luis - Head south on Cll De Gallo toward 5th St- Continue on County Rd P.6 to County Rd L.5- Take County Rd 18. 9, Rd 18 and Overland Way to Cardinal Ln. Please contact me if you have any questions.

More Lot Details

Owner Will Subdivide
Owner Will Finance
Residential Zoning
Gently Rolling Terrain
Dirt Road Access
Cell Service
Estimated Annual Taxes
MLS / Internal / Other ID
APN 71214790
Assessor Parcel Number (APN)
71214780 - 790
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42 Days Ago
Last Updated
23 Days Ago
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