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Rank
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37 of 53
Elevation ...................................................14,064'
Range ...................................................Sangre de Cristo
County ...................................................Custer
Lat/Long ...................................................37º 58' 34" N, 105º 33' 17" W
37.976105, 105.555351

Variant Names ...................................................-
Location ...................................................Humboldt is in the Sangre de Cristo range 40 miles northeast of Alamosa and 15 miles north of the Great Sand Dunes. It is 1.5 miles northeast of The Crestone Peaks and 2.5 miles east of Kit Carson Peak and Challenger Point.
Nearby Towns ...................................................Silver Cliff, Westcliffe, Bradford and Crestone
Nearby 14ers ...................................................Crestone Needle, Crestone Peak, Kit Carson 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 from 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 ...................................................
West Ridge
Difficulty:   Class 2 
Trailhead: South Colony Lakes
Trailhead Elev.: 9,950 feet
Elevation Gain: 4,200 feet
Trip Length: 11 miles
Exposure: Mild exposure very close to the route. Route options may be limited but you should be able to walk past the exposure area. 2


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