The western 35 acres has the cabin on it. A large open meadow sits below the cabin on the top of mild terrian hillside above. Most of the rest of the tract is heavily treed with tall ponderosa pines and easily walkable land. The southern facing meadow is large enough for a up to a one acre garden to feed your entire 4 person family on for a year. You are allowed to water up to one acre with a domestic water well in Colorado.
The cabin is a little over 500 sqft and mostly finished. It is very well built, with power, one bedroom, a great room containing a kitchen and living area, and one full bath. The loft makes for another nice sleeping or office area. Waste is taken care of by a top of the line composting toilet. Water is provided by a tank located in the crawl space under the cabin. Well drilling is typically less on properties with valley bottoms and meadow. Avg well depth in the valleys is right at 100 feet at 20 dollars per foot drilled. The covered porch is very nice for enjoying those rainy summer afternoons and warm spring snow days. A small area around the cabin is fenced and gated. There is a small shed too.
The eastern 35 acres begins bordering the western 35 in the seasonal creek bottom. Rising 300 feet above the canyon floor through truck size boulders and cliffs heavily treed with ponderosa pine and firs, is the large flat mesa top on the eastern 35 acres. A ranch road a little further up canyon past both tracts, takes you to the top of the eastern 35 by vehicle. With a little tree cutting and trimming, you can have 360 degree mind blowing views from the mesa.
Elk, bear, and deer frequent the land, with elk sign bedding down in the meadow on the western 35 acres and crossing sign on top of the mesa. Lion and turkey are in the area but less common. Coyotes roam the lands and let you know it at night. Redtail hawks are very common as well.
The propety is located about 8 miles up Wet Canyon from Weston Colorado along Hwy 12 West out of Trinidad Colorado. Weston is 18 miles from Trinidad. The property is about 40 minutes or less to town. Weston is about 3/4 of the way to the mountain peaks and mountain lakes. A 15-20 minute drive will take you to the lakes, NF, and Wildlife Areas.
There are about 50 tracts in SPCRanch, with 3 or 4 people living in the ranch year round. Access is year round and maintained by the gas company. Covenants are very lite and the dues are only 50 dollars a year. Taxes are less than 100 dollars a year.
The owner will consider selling the tracts seperately. The cabin tract is offered at 119k and the vacant tract is offered at 60k.
Las Animas County contains the San Isabel National forest, Several Wildlife Areas, Wilderness Area, and 7 lakes Most of the parks and lakes are between 5 and 45 minutes of Trinidad or any parcel of land.
From Trinidad you can hit Santa Fe, Taos, Angle Fire, Red River, and Monarch all in 3 hours time. Wolf Creek is an hour more. Two hours away is the Rio Grande National forest and San Juan Wilderness, some of the wildest country left in the lower 48. The last known Grizzly in Colorado was found in the San Juan Wilderness.
Average Summer Temp 82
Average Winter Temp 50, snow melts fast here.
LA County has very low taxes and the second largest Elk Herd in the World.
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