The San Luis Valley is one of Colorado’s last large agricultural areas. It is one of the nation’s largest potato producing areas, and also produces a lot of barley and hay. If you drink beer brewed in Colorado (either Coors or Bud), chances are good the beer was brewed from barley that was grown in the San Luis Valley.

The agricultural output of the Valley is amazing since it sits at around 7,500+ elevation and has a relatively short growing season. It averages generally less than 8 inches of precipitation per year and is totally reliant on irrigation. Winters can be very cold, but with relatively little snow on the valley floor. The valley is also cool in the summer with few days topping 90 degrees.

The oldest settlements and the oldest continuously operating church in Colorado are in the Valley. There are some great local restaurants where one can find authentic southern Colorado/northern New Mexico “New Mexican” food.

There are many neat things to see in the Valley–the Great Sand Dunes, an alligator farm (really!), the Stations of the Cross sculptures in San Luis (an absolute must-not-miss, regardless of one’s religious persuasion), the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad and the Rio Grande Scenic Railroad (both not to be missed), just to name a few.

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.

2 five-acre properties that share a North/South parcel line.  If you’re looking for 10 acres, you can achieve that with these 2 properties – Property 7896 and 7881

Property Details:
Parcel ID:71500650
Parcel ID:7150660
Size: 10.37 Acres (both parcels)
Terrain: Level
Access: County Dirt Road
Conveyance: Warranty Deed
HOA Fees: None
Taxes: Approximately $120 per year

Must be purchased together for 10.37 acres total, owner financing as follows:

$9,995.00 Purchase Price, plus doc fee of $249
$   500.00 Down Payment (plus doc fee)
$200/mo. for 60 months

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GPS Coordinates (approximate coordinates) Parcel #7881

Northwest Corner: 37.07511, -105.71546
Northeast Corner: 37.07551, -105.71469
Southwest Corner: 37.073, -105.71546
Southeast Corner: 37.073, -105.71469

GPS Coordinates (approximate coordinates) Parcel #7896

Northwest Corner: 37° 4’41.60″N,105°42’55.81″W
Northeast Corner: 37° 4’41.63″N,105°42’52.78″W
Southwest Corner: 37° 4’31.88″N,105°42’55.64″W
Southeast Corner: 37° 4’31.87″N,105°42’52.77″W