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Sangre De Cristo Wilderness Area Overview

The 226,455-acre Sangre De Cristo Wilderness was designated as part of the 1993 Colorado Wilderness Act. This long, narrow wilderness starts at Blanco Peak and extends north for approximately 70 miles. Elevations in the wilderness range from 8,000 feet to 14,294 feet at the top of Crestone Peak. Several other 14-footers are included in the area. The wilderness is characterized by deep valleys, sparkling alpine lakes, and beautiful cirques. Campers can enjoy Navajo Trail campground's hot springs. A total of 180 miles of hiking trails can be found in this beautiful wilderness.

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Adventure Specialists: A small Colorado ranch-based group of real-life adventurers specializing in horsepacking, hiking, trekking, mountaineering, climbing, archaeological explorations, and natural history in Colorado, Copper Canyon, Spain, and Peru. The home office is an 1890s-era cabin in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and they've been in business since 1970.

For more information, read our guides to the Rio Grande and San Isabel national forests.

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