Mountain snowmelt cascading down a rocky streambed


The Zapata Homeowners Association strives to keep our community connected and our amenities functioning so that living on the edge of a wilderness doesn’t always feel quite so….wild.


Trash Removal

The ZHA provides trash removal for residents and their guests. A large dumpster is located at the front entrance of the subdivision. We ask that you recycle as much as possible (Alamosa has a recycling center) and that no hazardous materials be placed in the dumpster. The dumpster is bear proof – but only effective if the doors are slid shut and secured with the cotter pin. We remind residents to never store trash outdoors or in a vehicle on your property as it will attract bears and other animals.


Recycling is available in Alamosa at the Rickey Recycling Center 1130 Old Airport Road. Find more details here.

Postal Service

Mailboxes are located at the entrance of the subdivision. Residents must go to the Mosca post office to set up a mailbox and receive a key.

UPS/Fed Ex Drop Off

UPS and Fed Ex deliver to the ZHA, either to the door or to a common drop site.

Greenbelts and other common property

The ZHA owns and maintains greenbelts and other common property on the subdivision. Property owners are encouraged to enjoy the greenbelts. To help preserve the greenbelts there are a few guidelines of usage as detailed in the ZHA policies. Please familiarize yourself with these policies and the location of the greenbelts. Some, but not all, are marked with posts. Greenbelts are marked on the subdivision map. Contact the Welcome Committee for your copy of the subdivision map.

The Wilder Side

Predators: mountain lions, bobcats, coyotes, foxes, weasels, and black bear

Ungulates: elk, mule deer, pronghorn antelope, big horn sheep

Squirrels: Abert (with tufted ears), Rock (with spotted back), and Red squirrels

Rodents: Golden-mantled ground squirrels, chipmunks, pack rats, voles, kangaroo rats

Others: shrews, raccoons, skunks, rabbits

Birds abound in the area, especially in spring, summer, and fall. Some species overwinter here as well.

Raptors: Redtail hawks, Great-horned owls, Northern goshawk, Cooper’s hawk, Sharp-shinned hawk, Northern harrier, and Saw Whet owl, wild turkeys

Songbirds: Western tanagers, Hermit thrushes, Chickadees, Bushtits, Steller’s jays, Piñon jays, Clark’s nutcrackers, woodpeckers, sapsuckers, flickers, 3-4 types of hummingbirds, flycatchers, grosbeaks, towhees, sparrows, swallows, and swifts.

More complete lists of birds seen in our area can be obtained from the Great Sand Dunes National Park, the Monte Vista National Wildlife Refuge, or the Forest Service.