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Hiking Colorado"s Sangre de Cristos and Great San Dunes

Jason Moore

Hiking Colorado"s Sangre de Cristos and Great San Dunes

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Written in English

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  • Guidebooks,
  • Hiking

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    StatementJason Moore; revised by Lee Hart
    SeriesA Falcon guide, FalconGuides, Falcon guide
    ContributionsAmerican Hiking Society
    The Physical Object
    Paginationx, 244 pages
    Number of Pages244
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL27195345M
    ISBN 100762782552
    ISBN 109780762782550
    OCLC/WorldCa812254396


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Hiking Colorado"s Sangre de Cristos and Great San Dunes by Jason Moore Download PDF EPUB FB2

Lace up your boots and head into Colorado's rugged Sangre de Cristo Mountains to explore this spine of soaring peaks that stand more than a mile above the San Luis and Wet Mountain Valleys.

Here you'll discover plunging creeks, gorges cut from chunky conglomerate, and valleys where elk, bighorn sheep, coyote, and cougar live/5(2).

Whether you are planning a day hike or an extended backpacking trip, you'll find trails suited to every ability and interest in Colorado's Sangre de Cristo Wilderness. About the Hiking Colorados Sangre de Cristos and Great San Dunes book A structural engineer by trade, Jason Moore is also an enthusiastic climber, hiker, photographer, and writer/5(5).

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Here you'll discover plunging creeks, gorges cut from chunky conglomerate, and valleys where elk, bighorn sheep, coyote, and cougar live.

Sangre De Cristo Mountains: Humboldt P ft Sangre De Cristo Wilderness San Isabel National Forest 11 mi (RT); 4, ft elevation gain. Lakes of the Clouds Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve: The Dunes Distance Varies; Max Elevation Gain = ft.

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Southern Colorado Known as a heritage town with grand nineteenth-century architecture and brick streets that date to the early s, Trinidad is set in a green valley halfway between Denver and Santa Fe.

The town is surrounded by vast state and national recreation areas, including two state parks. Trinidad is the Hiking Colorados Sangre de Cristos and Great San Dunes book to the Scenic Highway of Legends, where travelers find. Sangre de Cristos and Great Sand Dunes The Sangre de Cristo range is located in central southern Colorado, and stretches down into New Mexico.

This straight and narrow fault-block mountain range rises abruptly over a vertical mile from the San Luis Valley to the west. The Paperback of the Hiking Colorado's Sangre de Cristo Wilderness (A Falcon Guide Book Series) by Lyons Press at Barnes & Noble.

FREE Shipping on $35 B&N Outlet Membership Educators Gift Cards Stores & Events Help5/5(2). On the afternoon of September 5, I completed an eight day traverse of Colorado's Sangre De Cristo (i.e.

"Blood of Christ") mountains. My route began in the town of Salida and finished at the informal trailhead for Blanca Peak, just off CO HWY It was a largely cross country affair, approx. In Colorado, the Sangre de Cristo Mountains are administered by a number of different land managers, including the US Forest Service (Rio Grande and San Isabel National Forests) and the National Park Service (Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve).

It also encompasses the Sangre de Cristo Wilderness area, which covers nearlyacres. The Great Sand Dunes National Park is definitely something to see if you are in the area (southern Sangre de Cristos and on the west side of the range). It is $15 to get into the park, everyone in the vehicle is covered for that price, and the pass is good for 7 days.4/5(76).

The Sangre de Cristos mark the southern end of the Rocky Mountains, and as such, their history since Europeans arrived is lengthier than any other range in Colorado.

In fact, Colorado's oldest town, San Luis, which was established inlies in the valley just west of the Culebra Range. It feels older in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains.

While 99%(86). This hiking guide to the Sangre de Cristo Wilderness and Great Sand Dunes National Park offers more than 70 hikes to explore the length of the range. Additional information on geology, history, and wildlife round out this superb : The Colorado 14ers South Topographic Map Guide provides the most accurate and convenient set of maps for the fourteeners of the Elk, San Juan, and Sangre de Cristo ranges of southern Colorado.

These peaks are generally more difficult than their northern counterparts in the Front, Mosquito, Tenmile, and Sawatch Ranges. The Sangre de Cristo Mountains (Spanish for "Blood of Christ") are the southernmost subrange of the Rocky are located in southern Colorado and northern New Mexico in the United mountains run from Poncha Pass in South-Central Colorado, trending southeast and south, ending at Glorieta Pass, southeast of Santa Fe, New Parent range: Rocky Mountains.

The Sangre de Cristo wilderness area is long and narrow and bisected by two mountain pass roads: Medano Pass, and Hayden Pass roads. Surrounded on either side by broad valleys, the Sangre de Cristo range forms the eastern perimeter of the San Luis valley and the western edge of the Wet Mountain valley.

I've bought many maps, but only one ever triggered an obsession. National Geographic Trails Illustrated, Sangre De Cristo MountainsI bought it for $ in for a backcountry overnight in southern Colorado.

The trip was great. It rained a little. I saw a porcupine. My whole route covered 3 inches on the poster-size map. Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve is an American national park that conserves an area of large sand dunes up to feet ( m) tall on the eastern edge of the San Luis Valley, and an adjacent national preserve located in the Sangre de Cristo Range, in south-central Colorado, United States.

The park was originally designated Great Sand Dunes National Location: Alamosa and Saguache Counties. This last weekend we went on a little road trip to the Great Sand Dunes, followed by a couple nights of camping and hiking in the Sangre de Cristos.

We arrived at the dunes in the afternoon on Friday and started the hike into the dunes under a sky full of wild ominous clouds, along with sandblasting winds.

For a weekend of high-alpine adventure, answer the alluring call of the Crestone Group, a cluster of fourteeners in southern Colorado’s Sangre de Cristo range. These rugged peaks rise like a hilltop castle, forming a rocky rampart between the San Luis Valley in the west and the Wet Mountain Valley in the east.

For what has become my annual backpacking trip with my son Christian, in we returned to Colorado and did a very different kind of.

Wolf (Southwest studies, Colorado College; Society of American Foresters) shows how the Sangre de Cristo Mountains' recent Wilderness designation may weaken links between their ecology and the economies of the surrounding human communities.

He examines the environmental history of the Sangres' large. Hiking map of Sangre de Cristo Mountains (Colorado) published by National Geographic. This map is the most comprehensive and complete recreational map for this popular wilderness area in south central Colorado.

This detailed map covers Sangre de Cristo Mountains ; Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve ; San Isabe. Sangre De Cristo Great Sand Dunes Santa Fe, Bandelier Sangre De Cristo and Great Sand Dunes NPscale 4th Edition Rito Alto Peak, Mt Adams, Comanche Peak, and dozens of others.

Also mapped: the Huerfano Basin, San Luis Valley, Great Sand Dunes, Lakes of the Clouds, Hayden, Medano, Mosca & Music Pass, Rainbow Trail, Valley View. The Sangre De Cristo Mountains are exceptional, even by Colorado standards. Only 5 miles wide in places, the mountain range soars 7, feet skyward from the valley floor.

With eight summits topp feet, backpackers who want to go high will have to engage in some serious scrambling. But the scenic payoffs are worth the heavy : Ted Stedman. Sangre de Cristo Mountains, segment of the southern Rocky Mountains, extending south-southeastward for about miles ( km) from Poncha Pass, in south-central Colorado, U.S., to the low divide southwest of Las Vegas, N.M., in north-central New Mexico.

Usually considered an extension of the. The Sangre de Cristo Range is one of the most unique and scenic ranges in the Colorado Rockies. Humboldt Peak is a straightforward, easy to moderate fourteener with beautiful views of Crestone Peak and Needle, also fourteeners. The first half of the trail is made of an old Forest Road making for an easy approach to the South Colony Lakes/5(17).

Follow cairns to 13,' Cottonwood Pass. The views of the!Crestone Peaks are spectacular. Near Crestone, Colorado.5/5(1). Search Wilderness Connect For Practitioners Search Wilderness Connect For Practitioners.

Clinton on Augas part of the Colorado Wilderness Act of The Sangre de Cristo Wilderness encompasses a 70 mile long by 2 to 10 mile wide stretch of the Sangre de Cristo Range.

Portions of the wilderness are located within the San Isabel National Forest, Rio Grande National Forest and the Great Sand Dunes National Preserve. Great Sand Dunes National Park, Colorado.

A stormy sunset brings rain and beauty to the base of Blanca Peak and the Great Sand Dunes National Park in the Sangre de Cristos mountains. This was looking off towards the west at the San Juans. Magnificent Colorado Sunset - Time Lapse 07/28/ Sangre de Cristo Mountains - Duration: Twilight On The Sangre De - Duration: mbmoore Recommended for you.

May 9, - Rent from people in Sangre de Cristo Mountains, CO from $20/night. Find unique places to stay with local hosts in countries. Belong anywhere with Airbnb. • Waterproof • Tear-Resistant • Topographic MapExplore the majesty of the southern Rockies and the wonder of the Great Sand Dunes with National Geographic's Trails Illustrated map of Sangre de Cristo Mountains.

Created in partnership with local land management agencies, this expertly researched map delivers unmatched detail and helpful. Blanca Peak (14, feet/4,m), located just south of Great Sand Dunes, is one of four sacred mountains to the Navajo (Dine') people.

In this 8-minute video podcast, Park Ranger Ravis Henry sings and tells their story of Sisnaajini - the White Shell Mountain, as well as the importance of Great Sand Dunes to his people. Sangre de Cristo Traverse The following is a detailed account of my epic 9-day solo traverse of the Sangres.

The long-winded nature of my TR is not meant to be boastful or egotistical, but rather simply strives to do justice to the most rewarding solo trip of my life. The Geologic Story of Colorado’s Sangre de Cristo Range By David A.

Lindsey A description of the rocks and landscapes of the Sangre de Cristo Range and the forces that formed them. There is no record of the beginning of time in the Sangre de Cristo Range. Almost 3 billion years of Earth history are missing, but the rest is on spectacular.

The Sangre de Cristo Mountains are the longest mountain chain on Earth. They stretch from Poncha Pass, Colorado, in the north to Glorieta Pass, New Mexico, in the south. There are ten peaks o' high in the range, two dozen more o'.

Some quick Google searching brought up the Pecos Wilderness in the New Pdf Sangre De Cristo Mountains just south of Taos and a little over 6 hrs way. Exploring the southernmost extent of the Rockies also had an appeal.San Luis Valley download pdf Central Sangre de Cristo Mountains Reconnaissance Survey Report 2 Elk in Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve The Special Resource Study of Vermejo Park Ranch determined that the ranch was a suitable addition to the National Park System.

The study noted that the ranch was signifi cant under several. Categories The Hiking Life Blog Ebook Backpacking, Blanca Peak, Four Sorta Long Walks, Great Sand Dunes National Park, Hiking, Salida, Sangre de Cristo Range In a Nutshell The Hiking Life is a compilation of tips and advice on trip planning, lightweight backpacking techniques and improving your wilderness skill set.