Obtaining its name from the Mexican Spanish name for the Purgatoire River, Las Animas County is largest county in Colorado . It sits on a surface area of 4,749 square miles. Las Animas features a large amount of farmland and ranches. It was one of the original counties created by the Colorado State Legislature.
Famous historic legends that have visited or lived in Las Animas County include Al Capone, Bat Materson, and Wyatt Earp. The county has a rich mining history and is experiencing a resurgence in coal methane and coal mining.
Las Animas County has a number of historical trails and landmarks. One of these famous landmarks is the Mesa de Maya, which is a 500 foot tall volcanic tableland. Located above the Great Plains, the Mesa de Maya was formed from basaltic lava flow over 180 million years ago. Other landmarks to see in Las Animas County include the Raton Pass National Landmark and the Trinidad State History Museum.
Trinidad Lake State Park is large park located in Trinidad. The park protects a damned reservoir. The reservoir gives visitors great opportunities for camping and boating. Trinidad Lake State Park also contains a number of hiking trails.
Veterans are offered a number of services and benefits in Las Animas County. Disabled veterans can benefit from the property tax exemption offered in Colorado. For those that qualify, 50 percent of the first $200,000 in the actual value of their primary residence will be exempt.
The current population of Las Animas County is 14,052 residents with 1,221 of those being veterans. The median housing cost is $151,500, and the median household income is $42,261. Veterans can get a home with $0 down.
To Apply For A VA loan in Las Animas County, click here.
If you are interested in filling out a VA home loan application, then call 888-573-4496 or use the convenient chat feature on our site.
Las Animas County Property Search
Search for VA approved properties in the following areas:
Trinidad, Aguilar, Branson, Cokedale, Kim, Starkville, Hoehne, Jansen, Segundo, Weston, Boncarbo, Delhi, Model, Thatcher, Trinchera, Tyrone, Villegreen.
For a list of VA approved homes for sale, call 888-573-4496 option O.
VA Approved Condos
There are no approved condos in Las Animas County at this time. VA Home Loan Centers can help you get a condo approved. Follow this link to find out how.
Post 984 Fishers Peak Post
514 S Denver Avenue
Trinidad, CO 81082
Phone: (719) 680-0835
Meeting Location & Time
120 N Maple St
Trinidad, CO 81082-2729
7:00 PM 2nd Wednesday
Quartermaster: John Pearce
Commander: Johnny Rios
Maximum VA Appraisal Fees Allowable in Las Animas County
- Single Family: $575
- Condominium: $575
- Duplex Family: $600
- Triplex Family: $625
- Fourplex Family: $650
- Repair Certification: $100
An additional fee of $50 is included in the above appraisals for the completion of the 1004MC form. This form is required for all VA appraisals, to include liquidation appraisals. For a VA loan application, contact VA Home Loan Centers.
- Colorado VA Loan Information: https://www.vahomeloancenters.org/colorado-va-home-loan-limits/
- VA Loan Information by State: https://www.vahomeloancenters.org/va-loan-limit-maximum-va-loan-amount/