Spanish Highlands Ranch was established in the early 1970's and is one of the oldest mountain subdivisions in the area. There are protective covenants but currently no active POA to enforce them.
There is both large and small mountain acreage. Some roads require 4-wheel drive access but most do not. Most parcels have ponderosas with cedar and pinion tree coverage, along with some nice mountain meadows and rock outcroppings. Elevation of 6800-7700. Spanish Highlands Ranch is close to the State Wildlife and BLM land areas. Pricces are very reasonable. Trinidad is less than 1 hour away.
Location: 10 miles west of Trinidad, Colorado & 7-8 miles north of Cokedale, Colorado on Reilly Canyon Road, (CR 57.7 and CR 51.0).
Number of properties: 430
Average property size: 5-40 acres
Typical taxes: $15.00-30.00 per year per 40 acre
School District: Trinidad or Primero
Property Owner's Association: NoProtective Covenants: Yes
Convenants exist but are not enforced.
The following apply to parcels larger the 5 acres:
1. There shall be no removal of trees from any lot except that which must be removed in connection with construction on the property, landscaping, or that which is consistent with good conservation practices.
2. There shall be no changes to the natural features of the property including existing plant cover, natural drainages, rough and rock-strewn areas, etc, except for the purpose of building. Changes, which will enhance soil, water, and wildlife, is permissible. Any changes which would alter the natural environment should be coordinated with the appropriate State or Federal Agency.
3. Any changes which will improve the natural wildlife habitat is encouraged. There shall be no disturbance in any way of animals, birds, or fish which nest, den, or live upon the land or in the streams and which are listed as rare or endangered species by the applicable State or Federal Wildlife Agency. The application of sound wildlife management principles is earnestly solicited.
4. Nothing shall be done or permitted on any lot, which may be, or become, an annoyance or nuisance to the reasonable requirements of the neighborhood. No noxious or offensive activities shall be conducted on any lot.
5. There shall be no discharge of chemical or potential toxic materials into the environment. Natural streams or bodies of water will not be polluted.
The following apply to tracts of less than five acres:
1. No structure of temporary character, trailer, basement, tent, or accessory building shall be used on any lot as a residence, temporarily or permanently provided however, for such use and location during the construction phase of the permanent dwelling and for short periods for vacation use, and vacation camping.
2. No animals, livestock, or poultry of any kind, shall be raised, bred, or kept on any lot except horses, dogs, cats, or other pets may be kept provided they are not kept, bred, or maintained for any commercial purpose.
3. No lot shall be used or maintained as a dumping ground for rubbish, trash, garbage, or other waste. Rubbish, trash, garbage, or other waste shall not be kept except in a sanitary container. All incinerators or other equipment for the storage or disposal of such material shall be kept in a clean and sanitary condition.
4. All County, State, or Federal regulations pertaining to public health, welfare, and land use must be complied with.