Zapata is a small, gated mountain community in southern Colorado’s San Luis Valley, with about 888 home sites freckling the western slope of Blanca Massif.
Zapata looks out over the expansive San Luis Valley to the San Juan mountains on its far western edge. Residents enjoy colorful sunsets and some of the most striking views in the area. The dramatic, ever-changing dune environment of Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve are visible from many lots and community common areas with enchanting Zapata Falls just down the road to the south. Across Colorado highway 150 from the gated Zapata community entrance is historic Zapata Ranch, owned by the Nature Conservancy and operated by Ranchlands. BLM public lands flank our northern and southern borders with San Luis Lakes Wildlife Area a scant few miles to the west just off Lane 6N. Bordering the absolute eastern edge of the Zapata community is the vast, rugged mountain peaks and canyons of the 221,00 acre Sangre de Cristo Wilderness
Zapata has an active homeowner’s association that governs its management and development.