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Rank
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19 of 53
Elevation ...................................................14,197'
Range ...................................................Sangre de Cristo
County ...................................................Saguache, Custer
Lat/Long ...................................................37º 57' 53" N, 105º 34' 34" W
37.964737, 105.576683

Variant Names ...................................................Crestone Peaks
Location ...................................................The Crestones are in the Sangre de Cristo range 40 northeast of Alamosa and 10 miles north of the Great Sand Dunes. Challenger Point (14,081') and Kit Carson Peak (14,165') are less than 2 miles to the northwest. Blanca Peak, Little Bear and Ellingwood Point are 28 miles to the southeast.
Nearby Towns ...................................................Crestone, Moffat, Hooper and Alamosa
Nearby 14ers ...................................................Crestone Peak, Humboldt Peak
History ...................................................-
Maps ...................................................USGS Quads: Crestone Peak, Crestone, Beck Mountain
Trails Illustrated: #138
Road Access ...................................................2WD access to 8,700' from the east via Colorado 69, Colfax Lane, and South Colony Lakes Road.
Very Rough 4WD access to 11,050' via the South Colony Lakes Road that continues past the 2WD location (above). The South Colony Lakes trailhead is at the end of the road.
2WD access from the northwest (quite a distance from The Crestones) by taking South Crestone Road 949 to the South Crestone Trailhead (also called the Willow Creek Trailhead).
2WD access from the west by taking a dirt road that leads into Spanish Creek.
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Standard Route ...................................................
South Face
Difficulty:   Class 3 
Trailhead: South Colony Lakes
Trailhead Elev.: 9,900 feet
Elevation Gain: 4,400 feet
Trip Length: 12 miles
Exposure: More serious exposure that could result in serious injury or death if you fell. Moving past the area will require some scrambling or short technical moves. 4


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