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Sangre de Cristo Range

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The Sangre de Cristo Range spans over 180 miles from Colorado into New Mexico and is known by many locals for its solid congolmerate rock and its steep relief, rising out of the San Luis Valley. The festive town of Crestone sits at the base on the western side of the range and serves as a gateway to many of the lesser-known summits in the area. Another famous aspect of this mountain range is the Great Sand Dunes National Park, which rests at the western base of this range and can be seen from many of the summits of this range.

 

Sangre de Cristo Range map

A large map of the Sangre de Cristo Range

Crestone Peak, Great Sand Dunes

The Sangre de Cristo Range as seen from the summit of Crestone Peak - Photo by Matt Payne

Some popular summits in the Sangre de Cristo Range include Crestone Peak, Crestone Needle, Blanca Peak, Little Bear Peak, Humboldt Peak, Kit Carson Mountain, Mount Lindsey, Mount Adams, California Peak, and Culebra Peak.

Find out the avalanche conditions in the Sangres

Find all summits in the Sangre de Cristo Range


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