Ponderosa Hills Ranch is a very large mountain ranch subdivision with four phases of development recorded in Las Animas County records. Some are irregular shaped 35-acre tracts while the majority of them are the typical ¼ mile square, 40-acre tracts. Some tracts have power and phone, but many are appropriate for off-grid living. Elevations are 6400-7400 feet with terrain varying from very gentle to extremely steep.
There's a nice blend of pinion, cedar, ponderosa, and Douglas fir plus some great rock out-croppings. Some parcels have excellent views of the surrounding mountains.
Location: The Ranch is located between Exits 23 and 27 of Interstate 25 approximately 9-13 miles North of Trinidad and approximately 3-4 miles West of the interstate.
Average property size: 35-40 acres
School District: Trinidad
Property Owner's Association: Yes (Dues: $100.00 for vacant parcels and 250.00 for a parcel which has a house thereon completed and ready for occupancy. This is to be used for the maintenance and repair of the common roads and Common Areas.)
Protective Covenants: Yes
We also suggest that you obtain copies of the covenants, if any, for each phase of development.
Home Styles: Las Animas County Zoning Regulations Only
Home Sizes: Las Animas County Zoning Regulations Only
Number of Dwellings: One single-family dwelling and one guesthouse.
Set-Back Requirements: A ten-foot easement around the perimeter of each and every parcel shall be reserved for the use, if needed, to create a more direct route for installation and maintenance of utilities.
Home-Based Offices: None mentioned.
Animals: Horses shall be restricted to the respective owner's parcels and shall not be permitted to wander or stray onto the property of others. Horses may be used for recreational purposes only. Animals or livestock other than dogs, cats or other household pets, shall be permitted on the respective owner's parcels, as long as the property boundary is fenced with standard 4-strand barbed wire or other fencing material adequate to keep such livestock from straying onto the property of others. Each 40 acres parcel will be limited to a reasonable livestock count that can be adequately maintained on each individual 4- acre parcel. The POA will have final approval on the number of cattle, pigs, horses, etc., to be permitted on each 40 acres. All livestock facilities must be kept in a neat, clean and attractive manner.
Roads: Dues are to be used for the maintenance and repair of the common roads and Common Areas by the POA.
Camping: Owner camping on the owner's parcel is permitted, provided the campsite is kept in neat and clean condition at all times. On breaking camp, campers shall make every effort to return the campsite to its natural condition.
Hunting: Hunting is limited to the recorded owners of a parcel, plus two guests at any one time, with a maximum of six people in a hunting party, exclusive of spouses or children sixteen and under, unless written permission is obtained in advance from the Committee. Individual property owners can restrict hunting on their property by fencing or properly posting same. Anyone so restricting their property, also loses all hunting rights on the remainder of subject property. The Committee reserves the right to change the areas open to hunting as development within the subject property progresses.