Living the land dream often means dropping off the grid and far from civilization, and this undeveloped land parcel in southern Colorado very much fits that bill. The 40-acre property in Las Animas County (Colorado’s largest county) lies about one mile from the remote and rugged 6,410-acre Spanish Peaks Wildlife Area and is accessible via dirt track from the nearest county road. A stream running through the property offers water, while the nearest power access is about a half-mile from the homesite.
For those of an intrepid and pioneering nature, the sales price of $49,000 should be considered an investment in a land future that’s the epitome of a blank canvas on which to build, explore or simply escape. The nearest town is the self-governing Trinidad, Colorado.
The area itself has something of a counterculture vibe, centered around the county seat of Trinidad and with history that dates back to the frontier days of the Santa Fe Trail and reported visits from such iconoclastic figures as Al Capone and Wyatt Earp. In more recent history, Trinidad gave rise to nearby Drop City, the country’s first rural hippie commune that was founded by a group of art students and filmmakers in the 1960s. It has since been abandoned.
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