Financing Important Note 





Location - Location, Amasing 5.06 Acre  Land in Pristine Sangre de Cristo Ranches with Mountain & Valley Views

Surveyed, County Maintained Gravel Road and Legal Access, located Southeast of Fort Garland   

The down payment is $100 towards the purchase price of $11,900. We will financed at 5.9% APR, the approximately monthly payment will  for 10 years $130.41 for 7 years $171.82 and for 5 years $227.58 base in $100 down payment, please see terms for more details


 The property is nested in a cul-de-sac in the hills of Sangre de Cristo Ranches. Very convenient location, approximately 12 minutes to Fort Garland and Hwys CO-159/CO-160. Mountain Home Reservoir is only 1.9 miles 5 minutes away with great fishing, swimming and boating. Near Towns, Attractions, Mountains, Parks, Lakes and Rivers

There is a variety of wildlife in this area including Antelopes, Elks, Deer, Mule, Pronghorn, etc.

                                   We Have a Title Insurance Free and Clear of Liens or Encumbrances                                                                 

Every one qualify, no credit checks, no hassles and no prepayment penalties, you can make higher monthly payments or pay off the loan earlier. We will use a Contract for Deed

Property Information 

  ~ Legal description:  Sangre de Cristo Ranches, Unit Y, Block 203, Lot 3835

  ~ State:  Colorado                                                                              

  ~ County:  Costilla 

  ~ Size: 5.06 acres

  ~ Zoning:  Residential, recreational  

  ~ Location:  3835 Andrus Road, Fort Garland                                     

  ~ Survey:  Yes

  ~ Access:  Legal access. State county, paved and then gravel road 

  ~ Coordinates:

     NE corner 37.411915 -105.398321  NW corner 37.411966 -105.399780

     SE corner 37.410185 -105.398858  SW corner 37.410364 -105.400113

  ~ Vegetation: Juniper/pinon pine trees, other trees natural vegetation and grass

  ~ Title:  Free and clear of any lien                                         

  ~ Water:  By well or cistern to be done by buyer

  ~ Power: By generator or solar 

  ~ Septic System: to be done by the buyer

  ~ Property Taxes:  about $125 per year    

  ~ Price: $11,900

  ~ Documentation Fee:  $100            

  ~ Financing: A contract for deed will be used.  Please see all the details below

     in the terms section

  ~ Driving directions: From Ft. Garland drive south on CO-159 and turn left to 

     Ice House Rd, turn left to Paine Rd, turn right to Fontaine Rd and left to Andrus 

     Rd. Lot is on is on the right side  

Property Description

This property has pinion pine trees, and other trees, natural vegetation and grass. Location - location 4 miles south from Fort Garland, Hwy 160 and Hwy 159. The land is only 5 minutes away from the beautiful Mountain Home Reservoir with great fishing, swimming and boating, in Sangre de Cristo Ranches in Fort Garland Colorado. Fort Garland has a business district with hotels several restaurants, is a town with gas stations, grocery stores, liquor store, hardware store, hair salon, car wash, U-Haul dealer, hardware dealer, appliance store, work art gallery, antique store, post commissary, museum and multiple shops featuring collectibles and antiquities as well as wild west show. Other towns near the property are San Luis at Hwy 159 about 20.1 miles south from the lot, the Town of Blanca is about 8.8 miles west from the property and Alamosa is 29 miles west, both Towns are at Hwy 160.

In this property you have spectacular sunsets and great mountains views, including the majestic Mt. Blanca in your backyard and to the front overlooking the valley. This land is in a cul-de-sac and close to the Mountain Home reservoir. From 0 to 50 miles you can find several scenic by-ways to national parks, state parks, Mountains, lakes, rivers, reservoirs and creeks.

The lot is zoned residential and allows to build a house, buyer will have to provide power by generator/solar, septic system, and water by well or hauled water. You need a permit to build, while are you building you can leave in the property and have a mobile home for a year.

The parcel has legal access and  gravel road frontage. It is surveyed, the plat map has been recorded with the county. In Sangre de Cristo ranches camping and hunting are not allowed. There is hunting, hiking, skiing and fishing in the surrounding area and a variety of wildlife in this area including antelopes, elks, deer, mule, pronghorn, etc.

Driving directions: From Ft. Garland drive south on CO-159 and turn left to Ice House Rd, turn left to Paine Rd, turn right to Fontaine Rd and left to Andrus Rd, lot is on the right side.


The property is sold on "as is" condition. The sale is final. All information included in this listing has come from reliable sources and is accurate to the best of our knowledge but not guaranteed, we do not have more information, other than described. Please make your research and visit the property. Seller does not make any warranties expressed or implied, nor assumes any liability whatsoever to include without limitation, soil conditions, drainage, build ability or accessibility regarding this property. We do guarantee free and clear title with no liens. Taxes are currently paid.

You are required to read the entire listing, to perform all due diligence and to ask all questions. Since we don't know what your intentions are with this lot, check with County/State for all requirements. By using the Buy It Now you acknowledge and agree that you have done all your due diligence on the property.

The $100 down payment will be subtracted from the sales price of $11,900. The balance will be financed by the Seller, to be paid in 5, 7 or 10 years with a 5.9% APR on a fully amortized loan. The approx monthly payments will be for 10 years $130.41 for 7 years $171.82 and for 5 years $227.58 base on $100 down payment, the monthly payment will be lower with a higher down payment. There are no prepayment penalties, you can make higher monthly payments or pay off the loan earlier. Buyer will pay $100 document preparation fee.

Every one qualify, no credit checks, no hassles. A Contract for Deed will be used.   

Buyer please establish contact with the seller within 24 hours after using the Buy It Now and provide the name in which the agreement will be on, address, telephone number, and for how many years you want the financing. Down payment and document preparation fee expected within 4 days to be done by Pay Pal.

Town of Fort Garland 4 miles north from the property

Fort Garland is approximately 4 miles from the parcel. Fort Garland is a "census-designated place" located on US 160 in the San Luis Valley of southern Colorado, 25 miles east of Alamosa. The town consists of maybe 400 people settled at a crossroad. It is a town with a few gas stations, a couple of restaurants and convenience stores, museum and visitor center and several other businesses along the highway. The town of Blanca is 4 miles further west. The two towns share their community center and their schools. The two towns are nearly surrounded by Forbes developments (Forbes Trinchera, Forbes Wagon Wheel, Sangre de Cristo Ranches, etc.)

Today you can walk the parade ground of the fort and tour the adobe buildings. The Commandant's Quarters features a re-creation of the quarters during Carson's time. Fort Garland also highlights the folk art and culture of the Hispanic community in southern Colorado.

Town of Blanca 8.8 miles west from the property

Blanca is about 8.8 miles from the parcel. It is a town with churches, general store, convenience store, post office, cafe, restaurants, lounge, gallery, mechanic, RV park, hair salon, laundry, school and day care, Blanca-Fort Garland Community Center, town hall, police department, and a supply store.

Town of San Luis is 20.1 miles south from the property

San Luis approximately 20.1 miles south from the parcel, it is the county seat of Costilla County, is located on Colorado Highway 159 in the San Luis Valley of southern Colorado, about 35 miles southeast of Alamosa. A picturesque town, it lies at the mouth of the valley of the Ventero, at the foot of Culebra Peak. San Luis was officially founded on April 9, 1851. While it is the oldest surviving settlement in Colorado, it was not the first.

The setting of San Luis is beautiful: surrounded by lush green fields at the foot of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains on the east. Just to the south and east of San Pedro Mesa is Sanchez Reservoir and Sanchez State Wildlife Area. Just to the west are the San Luis Hills with the San Juan Mountains acting as a backdrop. To the north is the Blanca Massif.

Town of Alamosa 29 miles west from the property

Alamosa is approximately 29 miles west from the parcel. It is surrounded by rugged mountain peaks and numerous recreation opportunities including the City owned Cattails Golf Course. The Rio Grande Scenic Railroad provides excursion trains from Alamosa to La Veta and a connection to the Cumbres and Toltec Railway. The train route takes you through breathtaking country you can’t see from the highway. Home to Adams State College and Trinidad State Junior College, higher education opportunities and cultural events abound. The Sand Dune National Park offers one of the most unique and diverse national parks. With soaring peaks, wetlands, tundra, and the tallest sand dunes in North America, there is much to do and see. With many hotels and restaurants the City of Alamosa is a wonderful place to stay as you enjoy the San Luis Valley, it has as well numerous stores, super markets, churches, movie theaters, bowling alleys, restaurants and lounges, banks, a saving and loan association, and camping facilities.

Costilla County

Costilla County was the first area of the state of Colorado to be colonized with recorded history dating back to 1540, the year Coronado explored the Southwest. It is home to the oldest town in Colorado, San Luis. Costilla County has two incorporated towns and several smaller communities. The towns of San Luis and Blanca are incorporated while Fort Garland is one of the county’s larger towns though not incorporated. Chama, San Pedro, Los Fuertes, Garcia, Jaroso, San Francisco, San Acacio, and Mesita, are smaller communities, all of which were established shortly after the town of San Luis in 1851.

The county also has a few reservoirs: Eastdale Reservoir; Sanchez Reservoir, Smith Reservoir, and Mountain Home Reservoir. All are excellent for fishing and boating. One may catch walleye, pike, and several species of trout, bass, and a few other types of fish. Costilla County is also home to much wildlife such as deer, elk and antelope, which may often be seen in herds grazing in the fields. Coyotes, bears, bighorn sheep, and mountain lions also make their homes here. Costilla County 
offers some of the best big game hunting in Colorado.

The Town of San Luis is home to the Stations of the Cross Shrine. The Shrine sits on top of a mesa in the center of San Luis. The shine represents the last hour of Christ's life, to his resurrection. Attracting thousands of guests a year, visitors come to pray and bring peace to themselves. Every year, hundreds of people walk from as far as Pueblo, CO, to the Stations of the Cross Shrine in what is known as a pilgrimage. All of the sculptures of the Stations of the Cross were created by local artist Huberto Maestas, who also has a gallery and sculpting studio in San Luis. Some of his work can also be seen on the Plaza in Taos, NM and at the Jack Dempsey Museum in Manassa, CO. La Capilla de Todas los Santos, a Catholic Chapel also sits above the Stations of the Cross Shrine.

San Luis is home to the Sangre de Cristo Parish Church, which was built in 1886 and to the R&R Supermarket, which is the oldest continuously operating business in Colorado dating back to 1857. At the San Luis Museum and Cultural Center, you can see everything from butterfly and insect collections to steps in pottery making, carnival masks, civil war history, and a replica of a Morada room, as well as a replica of San Luis from 1851. Pictures and murals depict the history of San Luis in the museum. The museum itself was built in the 1930's, but did not get completed until 1944.

Fort Garland is home to the Fort Garland Museum, which is an old frontier army fort built in 1858. It was once commanded by the famous frontiersman Kit Carson, although he didn't take over the post until 1866-67. Carson had orders from the government to keep peace in the San Luis Valley; therefore no battles were ever fought on fort grounds. The fort served only as a show of force and a staging area to protect settlers from the Ute Indians. Today it is a museum where you can learn about military history and walk the grounds. Memorial Day weekend the Fort Garland Museum is host to a three day festival of re-enactments, stories, songs, and dances depicting the cultures and occupations indigenous to Costilla County including Hispanic, Ute and fur trapping.
The Town of Blanca is known for its views of Blanca Peak, which stands 14,345 feet tall. Both Blanca and Fort Garland are small communities in Costilla County along Colorado State Highway 160. In these towns, you will find a variety of restaurants, hotels and lodges and gift stores that carry leatherwork, handmade jewelry, souvenirs and Indian crafts.
San Acacio, a small village just west of San Luis, has a church, which is the oldest Christian structure in Colorado built in 1856.
Also in San Luis is 633 acres of communal grazing land called La Vega, which is part of the Sangre de Cristo Land Grant. 
Although Costilla is mainly a farming and agriculture county- it still brings visitors by the thousands year round from far and wide.

 Distances Location and Towns

Distances in miles from Fort Garland: Property 4, Mountain Home Reservoir 4, Smith Reservoir 8.7, Monte Vista National Refuge 47.2, Alamosa National Wildlife Refuge 42.8, Baca National Wildlife Refuge 87, Great Sand Dunes National Park 29.6, Blanca 4.8, San Luis 16.1, Alamosa 25, Walsenburg 47.4, Pueblo 96.1, Colorado Springs 140, Denver 210.

Historical Towns, Activities and Area Attractions

Everywhere you go, majestic mountains surround the many attractions and provide the ultimate environment for the outdoor enthusiast. Area attractions include the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, the Great Sand Dunes National Park, the Alamosa, Monte Vista and Baca National Wildlife Refuges, the Gold Medal fishing waters of the Rio Grande, Penitente Canyon, Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Narrow Gauge Railroad, numerous natural hot springs (including the Colorado Gator Farm), the San Isabel National Forest, the Rio Grande National Forest, and the Carson National Forest.

Other activities in the area are hunting, camping, hiking, skiing, fishing, bird watching, mountain biking, horse riding, kayaking, snow mobiling, water rafting, golfing (Golf Courses are located in Alamosa, Monte Vista, Walsenberg, and Taos) and other attractions like Alamosa City Park, Conejos with Colorado’s Oldest Church, Creede-Famous Gold mining Town, Crestone Needle, Cumbres Pass, Cumbres and Toltec Scenic RailRoad (Antonio), Fort Garland (Home of Kit Carson), Great Sand Dunes National Monument, Kit Carson Creek, Kit Carson Trail, Manassa (Birthplace of Jack Dempsey, the Manassa Mauler), Monte Vista (the Sky-Hi Stampede and Rodeo), Mount Blanca (14,325 Feet High), Pike’s Stockade, Platoro Reservoir, San Luis (Colorado’s Oldest Town and first Spanish Mission), South Fork, Wheeler Monument (The Famed Priceless Pinnacles).


Activities in the area include hunting, camping, swimming, hiking, skiing, fishing, bird watching, atv's playground, mountain biking, horse riding, kayaking, snow mobiling, water rafting, golfing and other attractions.

Mountain Home Reservoir 1.9 miles south from the property

Mountain Home Reservoir is located about 1.9 miles south of the property. It is a great place for relaxation, swimming, boating, fishermen will find a variety of fish including smallmouth bass, northern pike, bream, bluegill, largemouth bass, rainbow trout, crappie and catfish here. Whether you’re baitcasting, spinning or fly fishing your chances of getting a bite here are good. So grab your favorite fly fishing rod and reel, and head out to Mountain Home Reservoir. For Fishing License purchase, fishing rules, and fishing regulations please visit Colorado Fish & Wildlife. 

Smith Reservoir, approximately 12.7 miles west from the property

Smith Reservoir is located about 12.7 miles west from the property, in the San Luis Valley, just south of Blanca. It is a recreation site used extensively for fishing and camping. Mt. Blanca dominates the view to the north of the reservoir.

Smith Reservoir is the greatest redeeming feature of Costilla County. During the spring and fall there are usually large duck flocks with many species, and more shorebird species have been seen here than anywhere else in the county. Even rarities have shown up here, such as Whimbrel and Short-billed Dowitcher. The roads nearby are often good for hawks, including Ferruginous. A few trees may have sparrows or other landbird migrants.

Alamosa National Wildlife Refuge, approximately 46.8 miles west from the property

Alamosa National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1962 as a haven for migratory birds and other wildlife. 14,345 foot Mt. Blanca of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains provides a stunning backdrop for this 11,169 acre refuge.

Alamosa NWR consists of wet meadows, river oxbows and riparian corridor primarily within the flood plain of the Rio Grande, and dry uplands vegetated with greasewood and saltbush. These areas support songbirds, water birds, raptors, mule deer, beaver and coyotes.


     Monte Vista National Wildlife Refuge, approximately 51.2 miles northwest from the property

Monte Vista NWR was established by the Migratory Bird Conservation Commission in 1953 to provide a much needed habitat for wildlife, particularly waterfowl, in the San Luis Valley. Water is intensively managed on Monte Vista NWR. Using numerous dikes and other water control structures a patchwork pf diverse wetland habitats ranging from shallow wet meadows to open water. Artisan wells, pumped wells and irrigation canals, some dating to the "ditch boom" of the 1880's, supply water. Many other management tools, including mowing, grazing, prescribed burning and farming are also used to ensure that refuge lands continue to provide food, cover and nesting habitat for waterfowl and other water birds. 

The refuge is a major stopover for migrating greater sandhill cranes moving between their wintering area around Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge in New Mexico and breeding grounds in the northern United States and southern Canada. Up to 20,000 cranes pass through in the spring and again in the fall. Three remaining endangered whooping cranes from a failed attempt to establish a wild migratory population in the 1980's can be seen migrating with their foster species, the sandhill crane. Beginning in the l980's, a herd of elk began using the refuge. At present, several hundred elk may be seen on the refuge seeking winter food and sanctuary from hunting pressure on nearby public lands. In the San Luis Valley, desert and wetlands exist together side by side. Monte Vista National Wildlife Refuge ensures wildlife a continuing place in this unique environment. The refuge may be viewed along a 4 mile auto tour and from county roads open year round.

Baca National Wildlife Refuge, approximately 91 miles northwest from the property

On November 22, 2000, Congress authorized the establishment of the Baca National Wildlife Refuge. Situated in the San Luis Valley, a high mountain desert surrounded by two 14,000-foot mountain ranges, the Refuge contains a diverse suite of habitats including desert shrublands, grasslands, wet meadows, playa wetlands, and riparian areas. Fed primarily by melting mountain snow, numerous streams flow across the Refuge providing an abundance of life in an otherwise arid landscape. The Refuge is home to a large number of wildlife and plant species. In addition to the plant and animal resources contained on the refuge, the area also is rich in historic and cultural resource sites, some of which date over 12,000 years ago.

The Refuge abuts lands owned or controlled by other conservation entities including The Nature Conservancy (TNC), the National Park Service (NPS), and the Colorado State Land Board. This complex of lands, totaling more than 500,000 acres, contains one of the largest and most diverse assemblages of wetland habitats remaining in Colorado. The Baca National Wildlife Refuge is currently closed to public access. 

Great Sand Dunes National Park, approximately 33.6 miles north from the property 

Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve situated approx 33.6 miles north from the property, it is a United States National Park located in the easternmost parts of Alamosa County and Saguache County. Originally designated Great Sand Dunes National Monument, Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve was created by an act of the United States Congress on September 13, 2004. The park contains approximately 85,000 acres. The park contains the tallest sand dunes in North America, rising about 750 feet (230 m) from the floor of the San Luis Valley on the western base of the Sangre de Cristo Range, covering about 19,000 acres. They are perhaps 12,000 years old.

The park also contains alpine lakes and tundra, six peaks over 13,000 feet in elevation, ancient spruce and pine forests, large stands of aspen and cottonwood, grasslands, and wetlands — all habitat for diverse wildlife and plant species.  

We reserve the right to cancel this listing if the land is no longer available.

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