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Spanish Highlands Ranch LDS

Spanish Highlands Ranch LDS - Mountain ranch in southern Trinidad, Colorado Spanish Highlands mountian ranch subdivision was established in the early 1970's. It is one of the oldest mountain ranch subdivisions in Las Animas County, Colorado. When it was first begun, there were protective covenants and an active POA to enforce them. In the late 1970's the POA disbanded. Though the covenants remain on public record, there is no active POA to enforce them so basically the land is now covenant free. This mountain ranch offers enough inventory and diversity to fulfill almost everyone's needs. There are both large and small mountain acreages. Some roads require 4-wheel access while most do not. Most parcels have ponderosas with cedar and pinion tree coverage. You'll find some nice mountain meadow areas and lots of incredible rock outcroppings throughout the ranch. At an elevation of 6800-7700 feet you'll find a variety of wildlife and terrain. It is close to the State Wildlife and BLM land areas and is one of the best-priced mountain ranch subdivisions in the area. Only minutes from Trinidad, Colorado this is mountain land you'll want to be sure to see.


Location: Approximately 10 miles west of Trinidad, Colorado & 7-8 miles north of Cokedale, Colorado on Reilly Canyon Road, (CR 57.7 and CR 51.0).

Number of Parcels & Approximate Acreage: Approximately 180 forty-acre tracts and 250 smaller acreage tracts of between 5-20 acres.

Schools: Trinidad and/or Primero

Property Tax Range for Raw Land: $15.00-$30.00 per year per 40 acre

Special Assessments: ____Yes __x_None Known

Property Owner's Association (POA): ____Yes __x_No

POA Dues:

Covenants: __x_Yes ____No

    Highlights of Covenants: There are covenants, but they are not enforced at this time.

    For larger acreage, the covenants speak primarily to preservation and conservation of the environment and wildlife. It is the intention of LDS, Inc., that all owners be permitted the maximum freedom of use possible of their individual lots, which do not infringe on the rights of other owners. Including:

    1. There shall be no removal of trees from any lot except that which must be removed in connection with construction on the property, landscaping, or that which is consistent with good conservation practices.

    2. There shall be no changes to the natural features of the property including existing plant cover, natural drainages, rough and rock-strewn areas, etc, except for the purpose of building. Changes, which will enhance soil, water, and wildlife, is permissible. Any changes which would alter the natural environment should be coordinated with the appropriate State or Federal Agency.

    3. Any changes which will improve the natural wildlife habitat is encouraged. There shall be no disturbance in any way of animals, birds, or fish which nest, den, or live upon the land or in the streams and which are listed as rare or endangered species by the applicable State or Federal Wildlife Agency. The application of sound wildlife management principles is earnestly solicited.

    4. Nothing shall be done or permitted on any lot, which may be, or become, an annoyance or nuisance to the reasonable requirements of the neighborhood. No noxious or offensive activities shall be conducted on any lot.

    5. There shall be no discharge of chemical or potential toxic materials into the environment. Natural streams or bodies of water will not be polluted.

    The following covenants and restrictions shall apply to any lots or tracts consisting of less than five acres:

    1. No structure of temporary character, trailer, basement, tent, or accessory building shall be used on any lot as a residence, temporarily or permanently provided however, for such use and location during the construction phase of the permanent dwelling and for short periods for vacation use, and vacation camping.

    2. No animals, livestock, or poultry of any kind, shall be raised, bred, or kept on any lot except horses, dogs, cats, or other pets may be kept provided they are not kept, bred, or maintained for any commercial purpose.

    3. No lot shall be used or maintained as a dumping ground for rubbish, trash, garbage, or other waste. Rubbish, trash, garbage, or other waste shall not be kept except in a sanitary container. All incinerators or other equipment for the storage or disposal of such material shall be kept in a clean and sanitary condition.

    4. All County, State, or Federal regulations pertaining to public health, welfare, and land use must be complied with.