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Your Guide to Las Animas County and Huerfano County in Southern Colorado


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Sangre de Cristo Mountains

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 over 14,000' high in the range, two dozen more over 13,000'.

Miles and miles of excellent alpine hiking trails through millions of acres of the San Isabel, Rio Grande, Carson, and Santa Fe National Forests. The Sangre de Cristo, Wheeler Peak, Spanish Peaks and Pecos Wilderness Areas are also found here.

Some of the best rock climbing, snow skiing and whitewater rafting on Earth are also right here. The Trinchera elk herd is one of the largest in the world. Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep are found all through the range. If it's fly fishing you want, we have Gold Medal waters to offer. The Great Sand Dunes, the Spanish Peaks and seven major ski areas.

And even with all of this wonderful stuff, the nearest crowds are in Santa Fe or Colorado Springs.

Cities and Towns near Sangre de Cristo Mountains

Cuchara.  Cuchara, Colorado is situated on the eastern slopes of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains in the heart of the Cucharas River Valley.

La Veta.  La Veta, Colorado is situated on the eastern side of La Veta Pass through the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and at the northern opening of the Cuchara River Valley. Just south of town is the foot of the West Spanish Peak. At the southern edge of town is the eighteen hole, Tom Weiskopf designed Grandote Golf Course.

Segundo.  Segundo was once the largest coal processing center west of Chicago, boasting 800 coking ovens.

Stonewall.  Stonewall is a village located at the foot of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains on Highway 12.

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