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Rank
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4 of 53
Elevation ...................................................14,345'
Range ...................................................Sangre de Cristo
County ...................................................Alamosa, Huerfano, Costilla
Lat/Long ...................................................37º 34' 38" N, 105º 29' 07" W
37.577473, 105.485443

Variant Names ...................................................Mt. Blanca, Sierra Blanca Peak, Sierra Blanco
Location ...................................................These peaks are located in the Sangre de Cristo range near the town of Alamosa. Blanca, Little Bear, Ellingwood and Mt. Lindsey (14,042') form a large group of peaks east of the Great Sand Dunes.
Nearby Towns ...................................................Fort Garland, Blanca and Alamosa
Nearby 14ers ...................................................Ellingwood Point, Little Bear Peak, Mt. Lindsey
History ...................................................Known to the Navajo peoples as 'Tsisnassjini', White Shell Mountain, and is their Sacred Mountain of the East as they have 4 sacred mountains of which two are in CO, one in AZ and one in NM.
Maps ...................................................USGS Quads: Blanca Peak, Mosca Pass
Trails Illustrated: #138
Road Access ...................................................2WD access to 8,000' from the west via the Lake Como Road (off of Colorado 150).
4WD access to approx. 10,000' via the Lake Como Road.
Severe 4WD (heavy modified vehicles or ATV only) access to 12,000' above Lake Como (via the Lake Como Road).
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Standard Route ...................................................
Northwest Ridge
Difficulty:   Difficult Class 2 
Trailhead: Lake Como (Blanca Peak)
Trailhead Elev.: 8,000 feet
Elevation Gain: 6,500 feet
Trip Length: 17 miles
Exposure: Moderate exposure along the immediate route. It should be avoidable with some slow hiking or scrambling. 3


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