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La Mariposa Ranch

La Mariposa Ranch - Mountain land in Colorado La Mariposa Ranch is located in the heart of the Apishapa River Valley, one of the prettiest mountain valleys in Colorado. The views of the "Spanish Peaks" mountains are truly awe inspiring. The mountain land on this ranch has lots of gentle terrain, some seasonal catch ponds, large open meadows with numerous wildflowers surrounded by tall ponderosa pine trees, and more useable land than in most mountain ranch areas around here.

Located just minutes from the San Isabel National Forest and Cordova Pass, you'll often see huge herds of elk grazing here and on the adjoining Spirit Mountain Ranch to the west. Native American teachings indicate that Elk Medicine is that of looking at how we choose to create our present pathway; how we intend to perpetuate it to reach our goals; learning to stop when we need to; to persist when we need to; to allow room for change and exchange of energies; to be careful of undue stress levels; and to take some personal quiet time for replenishment. It also speaks to us of metered, sustained activity to preserve our stamina, and the possibility of needing a new sense of community. What a perfect "medicine" for La Mariposa Ranch. It is the perfect place to pace your self and relax, to have 'communication in unity'.


Location: Approximately 18 miles north of Trinidad on Interstate 25 to Aguilar, then approximately 8.2 miles west on County Road 43.6 to Gulnare, CO.

Number of Parcels & Approximate Acreage:20 thirty-five acre parcels

Schools: Aguilar

Property Tax Range for Raw Land: $15.00-$30.00 per year for 35 acres.

Special Assessments: ____Yes __x_None Known

Property Owner's Association (POA): __x__Yes ____No

POA Dues: $200.00 per year

Covenants: __x_Yes ____No

    Highlights of Covenants: No lots may be subdivided less than 35 acres.

    Home styles: All structures must be on permanent footing and foundation. The dwelling must be built on an engineered permanent foundation. All dwellings must have a pitched roof, and plans and construction must conform to the State of Colorado in accordance with the Uniform Building Code and related codes. No structure with an unfinished exterior shall be permitted to remain on any tract for a period exceeding nine months from the date of commencement of construction. No basement, shack, garage, barn, trailer, camper, or mobile home or other outbuilding shall at any time be used as a residence, temporary, or permanent, nor shall any residence of temporary character be erected or permitted to remain. No junk vehicles, disabled machinery, obnoxious odors, or unreasonable noises are allowed.

    Home sizes: No primary dwelling shall have less than 1500 square feet of living space.

    Number Of Dwellings: One detached single-family dwelling, a private garage, stable, tack room, and/or garden structure such as are ordinarily used in connection with a single-family residence.

    Set Back Requirements: All buildings…shall be situated only within that portion of said tract not restricted from use by easement or right-of-way, and shall not be nearer than 25 feet from any roadway right-of-way line, not nearer than 15 feet from any side lot line and not nearer than 15 feet from any rear lot line.

    Home-Based Offices: No commercial activity shall be carried out on any lot or tract, however home based offices are usually accepted as long as the business activity conducted does not require signs or attract public traffic to the subdivision.

    Animals: No animals except cats, two horses (no stallions), or one cow, or 2 dogs may be kept on each tract. Stables, corrals, and pet shelters shall be located only to the rear of the principal dwelling. The said premises shall be at all times kept clean and sanitary by frequent and proper removal and disposal of manure and other refuse. No other animals or poultry of any kind shall be bred, raised, or kept. Permission to keep additional or different animals must be approved by the Homeowner's Association Board.

    Roads: Roads shall be maintained by the Homeowner's Association.

    Camping: Recreational vehicles, camper units, and tents may be used for vacation camping for periods not to exceed ninety (90) consecutive days in any calendar year.