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View across from top across road
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View from the General Area
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Trinchera View
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Showing the neighbor's at top of crest
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Meadow view uptop
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Another view of the parcel from above
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SDCR Unit B-3, Block 278, Lot 6281 -- 9,450’ Elevation --  5.42 Acres.  $15,500 Cash or Fast-Pay( finish paying in 2 years - $6,000 down).   $17,000 with longer term financing. $6,000 down and 55 monthly payments of $200.

This lot is accessible from Memorial Day through December. It is located in an area with beautiful alpine meadows. This area is a favorite among the locals and there are several cabins nearby. 

This parcel has several, nearly flat areas near the road and can be used for camping immediately.  It has a gently sloping, rounded top with a gorgeous view towards Trinchera Peak and the Sangre De Cristo Mountains south of US 160. The elevation is 9,540'. There is a steep  4-WD road going to the top of the property.  To change that to a 10% grade will require a winding drive  about 800' long and estimated to cost $2,000.

There are an estimated 60 cabins above 9500’ and people use solar panels for power, septic systems for waste and buried cistern for water. Propane is used for cooking and heating. Most alpine cabins will also have a wood stove. Propane and water delivery is available, but owners often haul their own water. Water can be hauled with trailer mounted tank (300-500 gallons) and these tanks can be filled at the San Luis Water Department. High Country wells are common in Forbes Park, but to my knowledge, there are none above 9500’ in the SDCR.

Directions to SDCR B.3.6281Please Note: These directions lead to an alpine parcel above 9,500'. This parcel is not accessible by vehicle with muddy or snowy roads.  Portions of Forbes and Malcolm have a very slippery silty clay surface and it is easy to slide into the ditch.  If these conditions are present, please chain up or forget it. From Fort Garland head south on Colorado Hwy 159 for about 10 miles and after passing Mile Marker #22, turn left at Jasper Road.  Take the next right, go 1/4 mile and turn left at Rito Seco Road.  Head east on Rito Seco for about 5 miles, pass some Battle Mountain Gold Mine buildings on your left.  Then turn right on Forbes Road.  Forbes Road is the main road into the high country.  Zero odometer as you turn right on Forbes Road and go up the mountain for about 3.8 miles.  Turn right at wooden sign "Sangre de Cristo Ranches."  Zero odometer again as you turn right.  Take the left fork at the next intersection and after that, take the next left fork again. Then take the next right and continue on Malcolm for 2.3 miles and stop vehicle at  Malcolm  and Jaquez.  Lot 6281 will be on your left.  

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GPS Coordinates and boundaries
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Sub-Alpine Properties

  • Alpine Parcels are between 9,500 and 11,600 feet
  • Accessible by car or truck between Memorial Day and New Year's Day
  • Steep, Remote, Hunting areas
  • Tall trees, lush meadows in places, wildlife

High Country- Memorial Day, 2011 You Tube Video