Costilla County - Forbes Park - Strauss Drive Lot 848 (5.25 acres)

Costilla County - Forbes Park - Strauss Drive Lot 848 (5.25 acres)

SKU: Strauss Drive Lot 848

- County: Costilla county, Colorado

- Subdivision: Forbes Park

- Address: Strauss Drive Lot 848, Fort Garland, CO 81133




- Legal Description: F.P. UNIT D-2 BLK 43 LOT 848


- Road Access:  Dirt Road Access

- Lot Size: 5.25 acres


- Elevation : 9,642 ft

- Annual Taxes: $188.04

- HOA: $255 per year

- Utilities: (None Connected) Power: 1/4 mile down Strauss Drive

                                                 Water: Well or alternative system

                                                 Sewer: Septic or alternative system

                                                 Phone: 1/8 mile down Strauss Drive

- Zoning: Vacant/Residential

- Building Allowed: Must be a minimum of 600 square feet, please call the Planning and Zoning Department for more details on permitting and regulations (719) 937-7668

- Camping Allowed: Allowed 21 days at a time then you must vacate for 24 hours before you can stay another 21 days, or you can apply for a long term camping permit which allows 60 days at a time and can be renewed 3 times per year.


About the property: 

A listing over 5 acres in Forbes Park! This is an amazing investment opportunity that cannot be passed up!

Strauss Drive Lot 848 is 5.25 acres of diverse land that backs up to Forbes Park greenbelt recreational area where you are free to explore and hike right in your backyard! Directly beyond the greenbelt it opens to a massive part of Trinchera Ranch, which in total encompasses 180,000 acres of alpine forests, grasslands and high peaks. Trinchera Ranch is sought after for hunting elk, deer and big horn sheep. It is also an area where you can enjoy your All-Terrain Vehicles. If you are looking for assistance familiarizing yourself with what Trinchera Ranch has to offer, Trinchera Lodge is 22 miles away and provides a range of guided activities within Trinchera Ranch including hiking, hunting, mountain biking, fishing, rock climbing and wildlife viewing.

The unfortunate, human caused, Spring Fire of 2018 affected this part of Forbes Park and although the tall green aspens that once existed are forever damaged, there are signs of new life all around and you can see sprouting aspens on the property. The location of Strauss Drive lot 848 is ideal for revealing remarkable views of the surrounding Sangre De Cristo Mountain Range for you to admire its many peaks and valleys. Being that you will never have neighbors to your west, due to the greenbelt and Trinchera Ranch backing up to the property, your views are literally limitless. Tree removal does not require a permit and you are free to plant as you see fit. There are many areas of the property that are ideal for building, camping and RV'ing. Power is 1/4-mile down Strauss Drive and phone access is 1/8-mile away.

This land, all 5.25 acres, can be your dream land designed and made by you and your loved ones to enjoy for generations to come.

Life Long Land welcomes site visits to those interested in this wonderful community to see if it’s the right fit for you.  We take pride in being involved in the restoration process of this land that deserves to thrive again.  Reach out today to schedule a visit.



Nearby Towns/Cities & Attractions Distance Information:

18 Miles to Fort Garland

43 Miles to Alamosa

33 Miles to San Luis

27 Miles to Smith Reservoir

4 Miles to Forbes Park Lake

46 Miles to Great Sand Dunes National Park

5 Hours to Amarillo TX

3 1/2 Hours to Sante Fe NM

3 1/2 Hours to Denver

2 1/2 Hours to Colorado Springs


4 Corners Coordinates (also pictured above)

When facing the property from Strauss Dr:
Back Left Corner of lot: 37.4771° N, 105.2118° W
Back Right Corner of lot:37.4782° N, 105.2125° W
Front Left Corner: 37.4770° N, 105.2096° W
Front Right Corner: 37.4777° N, 105.2095° W


  • Payment Options

    Life Long Land accepts payment via wire, check or debit/credit cards (3% processing fee is added to all card payments).

  • Doc & Closing Fees

    $245 due on day of closing

  • Financing Options



    Short Term Financing: $9,900
    - If paid off within 6 months you get free financing (same as cash discount price)
    - Downpayment: $2000
    - Monthly Payment: $1316.66 for 6 months

    24 Month Term: $11,385
    - Downpayment: $1000
    - Monthly Payment: $432.70


    36 Month Term: $12,870
    - Downpayment: $1000
    - Monthly Payment: $329.72