The Rio Grande Ranchos are located in Costilla County, Colorado, 34 miles southwest of the town of Fort Garland, where stands the historic fort that was the last command of Kit Carson. Fort Garland is approximately 200 miles south of Denver and approximately 200 miles north of Albuquerque. Just 15 miles east is the town of San Luis, the oldest town in Colorado, founded in 1851.

If you are looking for a beautifully scenic Colorado property with road frontage, great wildlife, and million dollar views, this is the property for you. We encourage you to go view the property. Once you see it, you will be sold as we were.

Guaranteed financing is available -- with discounts for cash purchases. Easy, in-house financing is available directly through our company -- with NO credit check required!

Simply put down as little as $299 and get guaranteed financing approval. Plus, there is absolutely no prepayment penalty if you pay your property off early.

In addition, our haggle-free, no-pressure pricing policy is always in effect. You're NEVER pressured to buy -- but our friendly ranch representatives are always available to take your call and answer questions.

Maps & Pricing

Rio Grande Ranchos Tract Layout

Tract Acres Price Tract Information
39 5.00
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4 5.00
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32 5.00
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12 6.40
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11 5.00
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10 5.00
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13 5.00
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22 6.39
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10 6.03
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17 5.00
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7 5.00
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113 5.00
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99 5.00
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113 5.00
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8 5.00
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4 5.00
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13 5.34
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66 5.00
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42 5.00
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65 5.00
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33 5.00
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17 5.00
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Feel free to go and visit in person! Some properties have locked gates, so please contact us before making the trip!

Additional Information

1. WHERE IS THE PROPERTY LOCATED?
This master planned subdivision is located only 15 miles southwest from San Luis, Colorado in Costilla County within the beautiful San Luis Valley.

2. WHAT IS THE AVERAGE ELEVATION OF THE PROPERTY?
The average elevation is approximately 7,620 feet.

3. WHAT IS THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE THROUGHOUT THE YEAR?

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
37° 41° 50° 59° 69° 79° 82° 79° 73° 62° 48° 38°

4. WHAT DOES THE PROPERTY LOOK LIKE?
Surround yourself with rolling hills, majestic mountains, and fabulous panoramic vistas and great landscape views. All are the perfect setting for the unspoiled countryside of Costilla County. With every breath of fresh, clean air, you'll know this pristine unspoiled property is for you - especially since it has been thoughtfully master-planned to exist in harmony with nature and wildlife.

5. WHAT TOWNS ARE CLOSEST TO THE PROPERTY?
This scenic property is approximately 15 miles southwest of San Luis, Colorado, 41 miles southeast from Alamosa, Colorado, and 225 miles south of Denver, Colorado.

6. WHAT IMPROVEMENTS HAVE BEEN MADE?
All roads are county and state maintained which provide you permanent, legal access to your property. All of the lots have been surveyed, staked and marked for identification. This was done many years ago. Some of the corner markers may be difficult to locate without a metal detector. To establish a physical address and questions regarding zoning and planning call Costilla County 719-672-9109.

7. WHAT ARE MOST PEOPLE PLANNING TO DO WITH THEIR LAND?
Most property owners feel that it is a good opportunity to own a nice lot, yet affordable piece of Colorado. The unique proximity of this property to Alamosa will allow owners to enjoy a country lifestyle while living just minutes away from the amenities a city has to offer. Some owners plan to make their property into a second home, while others plan to move to their property after retirement. Many plan to pass it down to their children or grandchildren, while others plan to possibly subdivide the property at a later date, keeping some acreage and selling the rest. Many of the property owners also plan to utilize the property as a permanent home or a recreational retreat or getaway from the hustle and bustle of the big city. These lots are ready for you to build your dream home or just enjoy the good feeling of land ownership.

8. WHAT ABOUT WATER?
You will have several options for water all of which are at your sole expense. They include drilling a new water well or having water delivered to a water tank you have installed. It is estimated the depth of the water well will be between 100-200 feet. It is difficult to estimate an exact cost of drilling a new water well. This will depend upon the company you hire to drill the well. Prices may vary between different companies from $15 to $55 per foot. We encourage you to fully investigate every company offering this service and not base your decision solely on the price. There is no assurance that a productive well can be installed on your land and, if it cannot, no refund of the purchase price will be made. The purity and chemical content of the water cannot be determined until each individual well is completed and tested. Contact a Licensed Colorado Well driller for further information and proposed costs and contact county for required permits.

9. WHAT ABOUT UTILITIES?
Electrical lines are several miles away from your land. You will be responsible for any cost of installation. It costs approximately $5 per foot to extend electrical lines. If you would like to contact the electric company to find out how much it will cost to run the electrical lines to your land, you may contact them at: San Luis Valley Rural Electric Cooperative, 719-852-3538 or 800-332-7634. As a way to reduce your costs (both initially and over the long-term), we recommend you explore the use of alternative/renewal energy sources such as generators, wind or solar systems for your electrical needs. Both the Federal government and the State of Colorado have had programs to assist in the payment of a new solar system. The use of alternative power source will save you a lot of money. In this area, all you will need is a septic tank and leech field system for your cabin or home. For prices, check with a hardware store. Before installation of a septic system, a permit must be obtained from the County Health Officer in San Luis, Colorado. Further information about utilities and who to contact can be provided upon request.

10. WHAT IS THE PROPERTY ZONED AND WHAT ARE THE PROPERTY TAXES FOR A PARCEL?
The property is zoned Residential Vacant Land. Currently, the approximate annual property taxes calculate to approximately $100 per year but can vary by parcel.

11. IF I FINANCE THE PROPERTY, TO WHOM DO I MAKE MY PAYMENTS AND HOW WILL I KNOW I HAVE RECEIVED PROPER CREDIT FOR MY PAYMENTS?
Your payments will be made to Classic Country Land, LLC. We have our own in house financing available.

12. MAY I USE THE LAND WHILE I'M PAYING FOR IT AND WHEN DO I RECEIVE A DEED TO MY PROPERTY?
Yes, beginning the very day you sign the purchase contract, the land is yours to use and enjoy.

13. CAN I RESELL MY PROPERTY IN THE FUTURE AND MAKE A PROFIT?
While there is no guarantee of profit from any land sale, historically land prices have increased in value. We believe there are many reasons for this upward trend, including inflation, population growth, a decreasing supply of land, the public's desire for a more natural environment, trend toward movement away from urban areas and the increasing popularity of outdoor recreational activities.

14. IS THERE A PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION OR ANY RESTRICTIONS ON THE PROPERTY?
There is no property owners association. We are not aware of any restrictions, however we highly recommend contacting the Costilla County Planning Department to verify if any do exist.

15. WHAT WILL THE ROAD SURFACE BE LIKE?
Access to the subdivision is via U.S. Highway 159 and 142, a paved, two-lane highway. From Highway 142, access is via county maintained roads, which have gravel and natural surfaces. These roads are public roads maintained by the State and County and you will not be assessed any cost for maintenance.

16. DOES A BUYER HAVE TO BUILD A HOUSE WITHIN A CERTAIN TIME FRAME?
A buyer is never obligated to a timeframe to build on their property.

17. WHY ARE SOME PROPERTIES MORE EXPENSIVE THAN OTHERS?
The properties have been priced according to our "A B C" analysis and consideration of the proximity of the parcels to existing electric. "A B C" stands for Access, Beauty and Character. In other words, how good, quick or easy is the access to the property from the main highway or county road, etc. The beauty of the property mainly pertains to the vegetation and scenic views etc. The character of the property refers mainly to its topography. For example: Is the parcel flat, rolling, steep, etc.

18. IS THERE A PENALTY FOR PAYING OFF MY LAND EARLY?
There is absolutely no prepayment penalty. Your monthly payment is applied to your account balance using simple interest on the unpaid balance. Any and all extra monthly payments will be applied directly to the principal. All extra payments will directly lower your balance, reducing the overall interest you pay on your purchase.

19. CAN I MAKE AN OFFER AND WHAT KINDS OF DISCOUNTS ARE AVAILABLE?
Offers are discouraged as the properties are priced for immediate sale under our "No Haggle" pricing policy.

20. WHAT IS THE LEAST AMOUNT I CAN PUT DOWN AND HOW DO I KNOW I QUALIFY TO BUY?
A minimum of $299 down payment is required for our no-qualifying, guaranteed financing and there is no further qualifying involved.

21. WILL I BE PRESSURED TO BUY?
Absolutely not! At Classic Country Land, LLC our "no pressure" policy is always in effect. Our prime properties practically sell themselves. We won't be hounding you to buy. However, our friendly ranch representatives are always available to take your call and answer any questions you might have and we welcome those calls. Be assured you'll always be treated with respect and there will be absolutely no pressure to buy. References are also available upon request. If you have any further questions about Classic Country Land, LLC please don't hesitate to give us a call at 972-649-6200 x105 and one of our friendly representatives will be happy to assist you.