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Buck Horn Trail : San Luis, CO 81152

Costilla County, Colorado

2.01 Acres
$16,995 USD
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Lot Description

Ultra-Rare - 2.01-Acre Gem in Wild Horse Mesa, with Power & Water. Start Building Your Retirement Home Immediately.

You Won't Find This Opportunity Anywhere Else. $8,000 Private Water Hookup to Melby Ranch already Paid IN Full.

In addition to the water hookup, the property also has power poles directly across the street. And the terrain is level. We're not joking when we say this beauty is ready for you to start building immediately.

This property is located in Wild Horse Mesa Section G, right next to the Sanchez Reservoir State Wildlife Area, with top-notch fishing and birding. We love all parts of the beautiful Wild Horse Mesa subdivision, but Section G is the Beverly Hills of the area - the best of the best, directly adjacent to the reservoir, with trees and rolling hills.

Please see our drone video to appreciate the surrounding area. All photos & drone video are of this property and were taken in Sept 2021.

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.

Additional Property Details:

- Power: Work with public power utility to extend power lines to the property. Currently power poles directly across the street. Common alternatives are solar, wind, or generator.

- Water: Private water is run to this property and available through Melby Ranch. The $8,000 per lot “hook up” fee has already been paid in full (receipts available.) Please contact seller for details. Alternative option would be a 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)

37.0863, -105.4354

37.0860, -105.4349

37.0849, -105.4359

37.0852, -105.4364

Owner Financing Available ($99 doc fee):

- $499 Down, $320/Mo for 72 months

- $499 Down, $549/Mo for 36 months

Nearby Recreation:

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.

Directions to Lot

This property is on Buck Horn Trail, a very good condition county-maintained dirt road. Nearest Cross Street is Wild Horse Dr. The best way to find the property is to put the coordinates 37.0856, -105.435 into google maps or your GPS to get directions.

Here are the directions if coming from San Luis. County Rd L.5 turns slightly right and becomes Rd 19. Turn left onto County Rd 18. 9. County Rd 18. 9 turns slightly right and becomes Rd 18. Turn right onto Rd 18/Mesa Dr E. Continue to follow Mesa Dr E. Turn left onto Buck Horn Trail. Please contact me if you have any questions.

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