The Rio Grande Ranches are located in Costilla County, in the San Luis Valley of south central Colorado. The county stretches from the Rio Grande to the top of Blanca Peak, east along the Sierra Grande and south along the spine of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains to New Mexico.
These Southern Colorado acreages for sale in Costilla County are located close to the Rio Grand National Forest. This wilderness area is a great secret in Colorado nestled in the Sangre De Cristo mountains and near the Sand Dunes National Park. Fishing, hunting, ski areas and other recreational activities are nearby. You can often spot elk, deer, and antelope in the area.
Elk, deer, black bears and mountain lions wander our mountains. Relish the zen of fly fishing? Streams and lakes abound in cutthroat, rainbow, browns and pike. For the mountaineer, nine of Colorado's famous "14ers" grace our Great San Luis Valley. Four are in Costilla County.
Visit the artists' village of Jaroso. Explore Fort Garland, once commanded by Kit Carson. Find spiritual renewal in the bronzes of the internationally acclaimed Stations of the Cross Shrine in San Luis, Colorado's oldest town. Experience the grandeur of the Sand Dunes National Monument near Blanca.
A seeming century or two away from the outside world, Costilla County offers the experience of a lifetime. Come see where Colorado Began!