What's Happening in Costilla County, Colorado?
Costilla County is located in the San Luis Valley of south central Colorado. The county stretches from the Rio Grande to the top of Blanca Peak, east along the Sierra Grande and south along the spine of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains to New Mexico.
Costilla County is the ninth least populous of the 64 counties of the State of Colorado. The county population was 3,663 at U.S. Census 2000. The county seat is San Luis, the oldest town in Colorado. San Luis, the county seat of Costilla County, is located on Colorado Highway 159 in the San Luis Valley of southern Colorado, about 35 miles southeast of Alamosa. A picturesque little town, it lies at the mouth of the valley of the Ventero, at the foot of Culebra Peak. County Land area: 1227 sq. mi. County Water area: 3.3 sq. mi. Population density: 3 people per square mile
Local Hot Spots
Cities and towns:
Blanca Fort Garland
San Luis National forest
San Isabel National Forest
Industries providing employment:
Educational, health and social services (22.4%), Construction (11.7%), Public administration (11.1%), Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining (10.6%).
Costilla County offers a variety of outdoor recreation choices such as hiking, horse riding, bike riding and 4X4.