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Ranch Property Brings Peace of Mind


After purchasing your plot of land, there will be no boundaries as to what you and your family can do. You can explore the great outdoors of the San Luis Valley or visit its surrounding areas.

You’ll have plenty of time to enjoy your ranch property and partake in a number of recreational activities, such as fishing, boating and hunting. There is also mountain climbing, camping, hiking, photographing wildlife, painting a landscape, hunting for arrowheads, or simply sitting back and taking in the scenic Colorado views.

One main reason to own ranch property is to enjoy your “space” and not feel pressured to do anything. However, if you want to go exploring, Colorado and New Mexico offer some of the best and most beautiful scenery in the United States. Here’s where you can get conveniently to by car:

75 miles from your ranch property, you can visit:

• The Great Sand Dunes National Monument - Features the tallest inland sand dunes in the Western Hemisphere. Dunes rise up to 750 feet in great sand waves and a record of man can be seen going back 10,000 years.

• Taos, New Mexico: Indian Pueblos that have withstood the change of time. An art and cultural center famous for its art galleries and fine ski area.

• Fort Garland, Colorado - Fort Garland State Museum - A restored military fort that was established to protect settlers from Indian attack and was the site of Kit Carson’s last command. The fort also contains artifacts of early San Luis Valley settlers.

• Alamosa, Colorado – The Commercial Center of the San Luis Valley. All your shopping needs and Adams State College.

• Sanford, Colorado – Pike Stockade State Historical Monument – the stockade was the site where Captain Zebulon Pike was captured.

• Antonito, Colorado – The Toltec and Cumbers Scenic Railroad.

• Walsenburg and Lathrop State Park – A nice town and park with fishing, boating and golf course.

• Ski Areas – Taos, Red River, Rio Costilla, Cuchara or Wolf Creek Pass 112 miles away.

• Golf Courses – at Alamosa, Monte Vista, La Vita, Taos and Walsenburg.

• Fishing Waters – Rio Grande River, Mountain Home Reservoir, Cucharas River, Huerfano River, Conejos River, La Jara Reservoir, Sanchez Reservoir, Platoro Reservoir, and many others including Smith Reservoir.

• Hiking, picnicking, hunting and exploring the hundreds of thousands of acres of public lands are all within a minutes drive.

150 miles from your ranch property, you can visit:

• Pueblo, Colorado – A city of 100,000 people with a college, golf courses, museum, library and all amenities of a big city. There is also pari-mutual horse and dog racing and a steel mill.

• Colorado Springs, Colorado – Pikes Peak, the Air Force Academy, The Broadmore Hotel (and its famous ice arena), the Will Rodgers Memorial, a great zoo, shopping malls, horse and dog racing, etc..

• Historic and Cultural Santa Fe, New Mexico – Situated at the end of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, The state capital of New Mexico is one of the most unusual and colorful small cities in the world where the culture of the ancient Indians combines with the flair of the Spanish. A ski area, museums and art galleries also add to the pleasures of this scenic town.

• Gunnison, Colorado – The Gunnison River and the Blue Mesa, Crystal and Morrow Point Reservoirs offer excellent boating and fishing. Crested Butte Ski Area offers Aspen quality without Aspen’s crowd.

225 miles from your rural land, you can venture to:

• Canon City, Colorado – The world’s highest suspension bridge spans the Royal Gorge and mighty Arkansas River.

• Durango, Colorado – Navajo Lake and the Mesa Verde National Park (where the cliff dwellers lived) are easily accessible from this southwestern Colorado town.

• Leadville, Colorado – Whitewater boating on the Arkansas River and its famous mines.

• Cripple Creek, Colorado – This historic mining town now offers modern prospectors the allure of riches in its casino and gaming centers.

• Denver, Albuquerque, Aspen, Vail and a world of Southwestern pleasures are easily accessible over wide, paved and uncrowded state and national highways.
Contact the Alamosa Visitor Bureau for more information.