This beautiful 60 acre parcel has deeded legal access off Great Southern Overland Stage Route (S2). Several areas below the hill for more level building sites. Adjacent to Stagecoach Trails RV on the west side. South side of parcel borders the Anza Borrego Desert State Park. There are several sites on the side of the hill that can be used for building sites above the valley floor. Native vegetation. Great views from upper or lower parts of parcel. Just west of the new house below the mountain.
Shelter Valley is a unique small community on the west side of Anza Borrego State Park in San Diego Co. It's about a 1.5 hour drive from San Diego, 15 miles from Julian. It's a high desert retreat from the city closer and cooler than Borrego Springs. Shelter Valley is surrounded by Anza Borrego State Park so no further growth is possible. It can also be reached coming from the San Bernardino area off Hwy 15 through Warner Springs, up from Ocotillo Wells on Hwy 8 or through Cuyamaca State Park or up from Ramona. It is a high desert environment though in centuries past was more habitable as shown by Indian relics found in the area. The ecology is dominated by cactus and open chaparral. Anza Borrego wildflowers in the spring are sensational. The old Butterfield Stage Coach route passed through Shelter Valley on the leg between Yuma and San Bernardino. John Butterfield Co. ran the overland trail from St. Louis, Missouri to San Francisco from 1857 to 1861. Afterwards local stage companies and the Wells Fargo Co used the old trail. At Scissors Crossing the S-2 Hwy doglegs around San Felipe Creek near where the adobe building that once was the San Felipe Station stood. Only a historical monument now marks this spot. The San Felipe Station was between the Vallecito Station 18 mile 'SE' and the Warner Ranch Station 16miles 'NW'. There are a few lost treasure stories associated with this route. Julian was once a prosperous gold mining area and where there were gold and stage coaches there were outlaws. One story tells of 'The Lost Treasure of Mission Ysabel' being hidden on top of a hill near the San Felipe Station. Of course this hasn't yet been found.