• Sub-Alpine Parcels are between 8,700 and 9,500 feet
  • Accessible by car or truck nearly year-round
  • Somewhat remote, with hunting areas nearby
  • Many lots feature a combination of tall trees and native brush

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Northern view; Mt. Lindsey, Hwy 160 below
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Terrain of parcel - looking towards La Veta
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Pine Trees and tall vegetation on lot
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Neighbor with Park Model home
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A full northern view showing all the mountains
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Perrugia frontage view
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SDCR Unit G-2, Block 217, Lot 4427---5.21 Acres-- $11,000 with our financing with $4,000 Down and then $200/mo for 38 months.  Cash and Fast Pay Price is $9,900

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Located about 2.5 from US Highway 160 Mile Marker 268 (Forbes Park exit with flashing yellow light), at an elevation of 8,870 feet, this is one of the nicest lots in our inventory.  This parcel has a fantastic view of the Blanca Massif, with four 14,000’ plus peaks and the Valley in between.  It also has a great view east toward La Veta Pass.  It has a nice stand of tall, ponderosa pines.  There are two permanent residences in that area, where people live all year, but we do not recommend this location for a permanent or retirement home.  It is much better suited for a cabin or camping spot.  We have several nice, treed view lots available closer to town with much better winter access.  There are no utilities and the people up there use solar panels with batteries and converters, propane tanks, wood stoves, cell phones and satellite internet and TV.  Most people with cabins will take a few canisters of water with them. Permanent residents will usually have a well or buried water tank.  There is a "Park Model" cabin next door with a green roof (visible in a photo).
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Directions: From Interstate 25, Exit 52 head west on US 160 through Walsenburg for about 41 miles and after Mile Marker # 269, look for Forbes Park Exit with flashing yellow light on your left.From Fort Garland head east on US 160 for about 9 miles and look for Forbes Park sign on your right. Exit, cross railroad track and turn right on Beekman Rd. Zero odometer as you turn right.  Head west on Beekman for almost 0.7 miles and turn left on Marraine Rd. Head up on Marraine and near odometer 2.0, turn right on Clausen road.  Zero odometer again as you turn on Clausen. Head west on Clausen, pass Perrugia and stop car when odometer turns over 0.5 miles.Lot 4427 will be on your right and you will be near the center of the parcel.  If you have a GPS, the coordinates near the center are 37.48423 and -105.31867.  Lot 4427 has 373’ frontage  on Clausen and the lot is over 450’ deep.

Plat Map detail showing property boundaries
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View of cul-de-sac from lot
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View toward west from marker at cul-de-sac
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Natural opening for driveway
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Another natural opening along flat ridge
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Nice view toward south from inside of lot
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Beautiful large, older Pinion tree on lot
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SDCR Unit I-2, Block 221, Lot 4450 -- 5.08 acres --  $11,700 Cash or Fast-Pay; $13,000 with longer term financing requiring $3,400 down and 48 monthly payments of $200.

 

Here is one of our more attractive lots.  This is a sub-alpine parcel at an elevation of 8,700’, covered with Pinion trees, perched on a flat ridge with gorgeous views in all directions.  The lot is accessed from the cul-de-sac at the end of Daima Rd., off Laidlaw north of Indian Creek Rd.. The property is secluded and is accessible 9 or 10 months out of the year, making it an ideal location for a vacation cabin.  This area is suitable for solar power, propane, a well or cistern, and septic.  The lot is set up for easy driveway installation.

 
This property is located less than 10 miles east of Fort Garland, with two gas stations (one with a mechanic on duty), a grocery store, three restaurants, a hardware/lumber store, a Post Office and a liquor store. The town of San Luis is 14 miles south; Taos is 75 miles south; Blanca is 4 miles west; and Alamosa is 25 miles west, with a WalMart, Safeway, City Market, lots of restaurants, a college and health center.

Directions:  From the intersection of State Highway 159 and U.S. Highway 160 in Fort Garland, head east on 160 for 1.8 miles to right turn through Trinchera Ranches arched entryway.  Follow paved Trinchera Ranch Rd. 1.1 miles to left turn onto Beekman Rd.  Drive east on Beekman 3.3 miles to right turn onto Indian Creek Rd.  Follow Indian Creek Rd. 1.8 miles to left turn onto Ehrenclow Rd.  Follow Ehrenclow 0.5 miles to right turn on Laidlaw Rd.  Drive 0.9 miles to right turn on Daima Rd.  Lot is at end of cul-de-sac and is marked with orange blaze tape.  See plat map.

 

Mesa in near distance, seen from inside lot
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Snow-capped Mt. Lindsey seen from inside lot
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Plat map
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Looking at parcel from Road
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Parcel on the right of Slegers Rd
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Looking at parcel
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Terrain inside the parcel
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Creek running through the parcel
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Slope down to creek
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SDCR Unit M-2, Block 162, Lot 5175 -- 5 acres --  $9,900 Cash or Fast-Pay; $11,000 with longer tem financing requiring $3,000 down and 50 monthly payments of $180.

 

This is an alpine parcel at an elevation of 9,500’ covered with aspen, fir and spruce trees with Ojito Creek flowing through the length of the property.  It has been priced low because it is steep. Property has a steep embankment dropping 15’ to 20’ off Slegers Road, then flattening out for 100’ and then rising steeply.  Wolfgang estimates the cost of a driveway and pad at $1500 to $2000.

This property is located about 15 miles south-east of Fort Garland at the edge of year-round residency. There is a permanent residence about ¼ mile from the property at Slegers and Allison.  We have sold over 1700 parcels of mountain land in Costilla County and properties with water features usually sell for a substantial premium in our high desert area.

 

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Directions:  From Fort Garland head south on Colorado Highway 159 for 4 miles and turn left near Mile Marker 28. Head east on County Lane #6and keep left at the intersection. After 3+ miles, turn right at Luke road and then take the next right and continue on Slegers Road. Zero odometer as you turn right on Slegers.  Head east on Slegers for six plus miles. After the open meadow off Allison, watch odometer. When odometer turns over 6.5, stop vehicle. M2.5175 will be on your right. We marked the upper corner with a wood stake wrapped with orange tape and the lower corner with orange tape on a tree branch
 

Another view of the slope down
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Ojito Creek in June 2015
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SUB-ALPINE PROPERTIES
Sangre De Cristo Ranches Sub-Alpine Lots are generally above 8,800' in elevation with some as high as 9,500'. They have nearly year-round access, with the occasional snow storm making road conditions difficult for a few days at a time.

Since the temperature drops 3.2 degrees for every 1000' of elevation, it is often up to 15 degrees cooler in these areas. Precipitation goes up with elevation, and while at 8,500' in our area we have pinons and cedars, tall trees will be found above 9,200' ( Ponderosas, Spruce, Firs and Aspen).
While two-wheel drive and all-wheel drive vehicles are able to access these lots most of the time, four-wheel drive is a good idea for those who either live in these areas full-time or visit frequently.  The area is ideal to sit on the porch of a cabin just to cool off when the temperatures in Denver and Colorado Springs get up close to 100 degrees.

Many of out sub-alpine parcel customers are hunters. They will use their cabin for family outings in the Summer and bring their hunting buddies up there in September for bow hunting and muzzle loading season or during the regular hunting seasons in October and November. The Sangre de Cristo Elk Herd ranges from 4,000-6,000 animals, and hunting is usually good above 10,000'. There are thousands of acres of Greenbelt available for hunting and with a large parcel with proper terrain and no occupied cabins within 1/4 mile, it is often possible to hunt on your own land.

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