La Garita, CO - Homes for Sale and Community Information



LaGaritachurch.jpgLa Garita homes for sale are found along the western edge of the San Luis Valley, in the nature lovers mecca of southern Saguache County.
Because of the rural terrain and outdoor locale, most houses for sale are single-family homes, well constructed cabins, bungalows or ranch houses. Some La Garita houses are near the La Garita store, which is a gathering point for locals enjoying a cup of coffee or a fabulous hamburger. Find that perfect La Garita home, and you'll embrace a historic, active, and healthy lifestyle.

History


Those that explore properties for sale La Garita will come to appreciate the rich history of this area.
La Garita means "sentinel" or "lookout,"  an apt name for a town that is today a key portal into the La Garita Wilderness and the San Juan Mountains. La Garita served as a stop along the wagon trail to Saguache in the early part of the 19th century. Farmers often raised sheep, and the population grew to about a thousand hearty souls. The agrarian economy faltered in the latter part of the century, but gold mining quickly filled the void. Many rushed into the area in pursuit of gold, but Mark Biedel's Crystal Hill Mine was the one real big success.

Recreation, Attractions and Events


Those looking at La Garita real estate should check out Penitente Canyon. You don't have to be a world-class rock climber to enjoy the canyon, but it sure doesn't hurt. Hiking, biking, and picnicking are favorite pastimes as well. Also near town are the Wagon Tracks, ruts worn right into the rocks as settlers brought wood down from the mountains.

LaGaritamountains.jpg As a La Garita resident, the wonders of the San Juans will be within reach. Head to the world-class ski resort at Telluride. Or, stand in awe as you gaze upon Bridal Veil Falls above town. Hiking and backpacking in the Sangre de Cristos is excellent, in part due to the efforts of U.S. Forest Service crews that have restored and maintained old mining trails. Once you invest in one of those La Garita houses in the Valley, you'll want to venture upward where the air may be thinner, but the panoramic views are both distinct and memorable.Or take a journey over to Great Sand Dunes National Park.  No other site anywhere on the continent has taller sand dunes. Sand sledding is a popular and unique pastime. Above the dunes, aspen and fir forests loom. Alpine lakes and even tundra appear at higher elevations.

One of the main events that those interested in area real estate will want to know about is La Garita Days. Street dancing, great food, and lots of cordial fellowship are the mainstays of this annual event

Call Nielsen Real Estate to Find a Home in Rural La Garita


The picturesque landscape, rich history and natural beauty of La Garita will make for a unique and refreshing lifestyle. Please call Anne Nielsen, 719-655-2255. She is an experienced pro in San Luis Valley and Saguache County, and has the latest information and deals. Let her and her team guide you to your mountain retreat in La Garita.

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Anne Nielsen
Anne Nielsen
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