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The panoramic mountains are your morning views once you build your dream cabin or home on this gorgeous 5.04-acre property in Costilla County, Colorado. This lot is nestled just 12 miles away from Fort Garland perfect for someone who wants to live semi off-the-grid away from the hostility of the city.
Fort Garland was abandoned in 1883, but survives now as the Fort Garland Museum, a prominent example of Colorado’s living history. Here visitors wander the fort’s parade grounds and adobe buildings while taking in some of the region’s Hispanic folk art. Just a couple of miles from the fort await fishing areas and shady campsites along Ute Creek.
Visitors coming from the Front Range or New Mexico can choose to board the Rio Grande Scenic Railroad right in Fort Garland. Other nearby attractions include the not-to-be-missed Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve as well as a trailhead to Mount Blanca, the Shrine of the Stations of the Cross in nearby San Luis and the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad.
Fort Garland, CO
Well or Cistern
- Down Payment: $299
- Doc Fee: $149
- Property Tax: $10/Year
- HOA Dues: NA
- Note Set-up/Service Fee: $10/mo
See our FAQ Page for a description of each of the above fees
Historic Fort Garland
Costilla county hosts four main reservoirs. Eastdale Reservoir, Sanchez Reservoir, Smith Reservoir and Mountain Home Reservoir. Because of Colorado’s conservancy efforts, these regions boast lush waters, rich vegetation and abundant wildlife. They are great places to spend the day on the water with family and friends fishing, sightseeing, and relaxing! Mountain Home Reservoir is a coldwater lake fed by Trinchera Creek and is located in a state wildlife area near Ft. Garland. It has fantastic views of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and has a nice population of rainbow trout and northern pike. There are many camping sites around Mountain Home and camping here is free, the kids will love it!
- Camping/RV allowed for 14 days per 3 months.
- Permanent camping or RV living only allowed if you are building and have installed a septic system.
- You must contact the Dept. of Water Resources to get a well installation permit.
- Many people install a cistern and have water delivered.
- There are power lines in some of the areas of the county. If they are neer this lot they will be noted in the ad above.
- Solar panels backed up by generator or wind turbines are the most common methods for electricity generation.
- Rain Water Collection is permitted in the county.
- Most of the area is considered rural and off-grid