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     Little Norway is located approximately 15 miles outside of San Luis, Colorado in the Melby Ranch development.

     There are 38 properties in Phase I, 25 properties in Phase II, 31 properties in Phase III, and 43 properties in Phase IV of the subdivision.

     Little Norway properties range in size from 1 to 9 acres, with the majority in the 2-3 acre range. All properties in the subdivision have on-site access to water and electric.

     Our properties overlook Sanchez Reservoir one of the oldest manmade reservoirs in Colorado. The gates that control water flow under the dam were replaced in the fall of 2014 as a part of a $2.0 million renovation project that included toppling the old gate tower originally built in 1910.

     The elevation of Little Norway is approximately 8,400 feet above sea level.

     The subdivision is a part of Wild Horse Mesa. Several bands of wild horses live in the area.

     The area sits at the eastern edge of the San Luis Valley. This entire valley, from the Sangre de Cristo Mountains in the east to the San Juans in the west in total, about the size of the state of Connecticut is the largest alpine valley in the world.

     The small town of San Luis is almost a 30-minute drive from the subdivision and has a small grocery store and a Family Dollar. For more significant purchases, the closest towns are Alamosa, CO to the northwest; or Taos, NM to the south. Both are more than an hour drive.

     A must see is Great Sand Dunes National Park which is a little more than an hour drive from Little Norway.

     The Sangre de Cristo Mountains sit directly to the east of Little Norway on the other side of the reservoir. An amazing phenomenon with the Sangre de Cristo range is that you can watch the sun set in the east, and Little Norway features a perfect view! The mountains turn red at sunset with the glow from the setting sun hence the name in Spanish meaning Blood of Christ which is most spectacular when the mountains are covered with snow.

     The climate is that of a high desert, with light precipitation and more than 300 days of sunshine a year. The weather is marked by moderate summers and cold winters.

Month

Avg.

Avg.

Avg.

Record

Record

High

Low

Precip

High

Low

Jan

37F

9F

0.36 in.

61F (2000)

-27F (1989)

Feb

41F

15F

0.45 in.

61F (1986)

-28F (1989)

Mar

50F

25F

0.60 in.

74F (1997)

-13F (1984)

Apr

59F

30F

0.75 in.

79F (1989)

2F (1983)

May

69F

37F

0.91 in.

90F (2002)

14F (1984)

Jun

79F

45F

0.84 in.

94F (1990)

25F (1990)

Jul

82F

50F

1.55 in.

93F (1990)

32F (1997)

Aug

79F

48F

1.80 in.

91F (2002)

30F (1988)

Sep

73F

41F

1.27 in.

87F (2002)

16F (1999)

Oct

62F

31F

0.90 in.

79F (2000)

-1F (1991)

Nov

48F

22F

0.59 in.

69F (1980)

-16F (1984)

Dec

38F

12F

0.44 in.

61F (1999)

-27F (1990)

     Click here for weather forecast for San Luis.

     To get to Melby Ranch and Little Norway:

o From the north, US 160 then South on CO 159

o From CDOT: US 160 La Veta Pass traffic cams

o From the south, NM 522 becomes CO 159 approx 5 miles north of the New Mexico border to Melby Ranch sales office go east toward the Melby Lodge