Culebra Creek Angler’s Retreat - Costilla County, San Luis, CO

Nestled not far from the base of Culebra Peak, the only privately owned 14,000+ foot mountain in Colorado, lies an exceptional fishing and recreational property: Culebra Creek Angler’s Retreat. From the snowmelt off the Sangre De Cristo peaks, cold mountain water flows down the mountain slopes to form a unique trout fishery. Culebra Creek and its tributary Ventero Creek join on the property and meander for approximately two miles of classic Colorado open meadow flyfishing. The 133± acre property is located a short drive outside of San Luis, the oldest town in Colorado, rich in history and tradition.

The property has been managed expertly for quality flyfishing by the owner, a well-known and highly respected professional guide. He thoughtfully put approximately 100± acres of the creek bottomland into a conservation easement. The easement protects the creek for the future and, more importantly, opens the door for financial and ecological assistance with habitat enhancement and preservation from the trustee.

Additionally, there is an ideal, buildable 28± acres not in the easement so that a dream home or lodge can be built overlooking the creek. There is a good water well, septic system, a small newly finished cabin, and an older cabin used for storage currently on the property.

As a bonus, if you are a hunter, groups of elk frequent the property on their way to the creek and adjoining grass meadows. The retreat comes with an income-producing lease and a membership in the Solitary Angler Fishing Club, allowing for world-class flyfishing on miles and miles of exceptional streams and rivers in Colorado, New Mexico, and Wyoming. Multiple dramatic mountain peaks, including Culebra Peak, Blanca Peak, Ellingwood Point, Little Bear Peak, and Trinchera Peak, surround the ranch and provide an unmatched scenic panoramic view that can distract even the most avid angler.


  • 133.5± acres
  • 2 miles of exceptional wild brown and cutbow trout fishing
  • Stunning scenic views of the Sangre de Cristo Mountain Range
  • Income-producing
  • Fishing Club membership included
  • Elk hunting
  • Beautiful homesites
  • New one-bedroom cabin
  • Water well and septic system in place
  • 1 hour to Taos, New Mexico; 2.5 hours to Santa Fe
  • 3 hours to Colorado Springs
  • Learn more about this property, its investment potential and information about the area in the Property Brochure.


Fay Ranches has been providing brokerage and advisory services for the acquisition and sale of significant land assets since 1992. While not forgetting our roots as a sporting ranch company, we have expanded our focus and expertise to include the finest farms, ranches, timberland, plantations and vineyards from coast to coast. Over the last two decades, we have built a network of relationships including our Strategic Alliance with Texas-based Republic Ranches. We continue to lead the industry with our consistent ability to source land opportunities for investors and use our unrivaled reach and marketing platform to handle the sale of exceptional land assets. Fay Ranches is headquartered in Bozeman, Montana with offices across the United States, from Oregon to Tennessee.

Culebra Creek Angler’s Retreat

Costilla County, San Luis, CO

128± Acres