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Northern Sangre de Cristo Range

Range TypeGeographically-defined sub-range
Highest PointCrestone Peak (14,294 ft/4357 m)
CountriesUnited States
States/ProvincesColorado
Area1,250 sq mi / 3,236 sq km
Area may include lowland areas
Extent59 mi / 95 km North-South
48 mi / 76 km East-West
Center Lat/Long38° 5' N; 105° 41' W
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Map of Northern Sangre de Cristo Range
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Note: Range borders shown on map are an approximation and are not authoritative.
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Other Ranges: To go to pages for other ranges either click on the map above, or on range names in the hierarchy snapshot below, which show the parent, siblings, and children of the Northern Sangre de Cristo Range.
Sangre de Cristo RangeLevel 4 (Parent)
         Northern Sangre de Cristo RangeLevel 5
                 Crestone GroupLevel 6 (Child)
                 Great Sand Dunes AreaLevel 6 (Child)
         Wet MountainsLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Sierra BlancaLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Culebra RangeLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Taos MountainsLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Cimarron RangeLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Central Sangre de Cristo Range of NMLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Santa Fe MountainsLevel 5 (Sibling)



Major Peaks of the Northern Sangre de Cristo Range

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NameftmRange6
1.Crestone Peak14,2944357Crestone Group
2.Northeast Crestone14,240+4340+Crestone Group
3.Crestone Needle14,1974327Crestone Group
4.Kit Carson Mountain14,1654317Crestone Group
5.Humboldt Peak14,0644287Crestone Group
6.The Prow13,960+4255+Crestone Group
7.Kitty Kat Carson13,960+4255+Crestone Group
8.Mount Adams13,9314246Crestone Group
9.Rito Alto Peak13,7944204 
10.Colony Baldy13,7054177Crestone Group
Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.
Child Range High Points
RankPeak NameftmRange6
1.Crestone Peak14,2944357Crestone Group
2.Mount Herard13,320+4060+Great Sand Dunes Area



Photos of Peaks in the Northern Sangre de Cristo Range

Crestone Peak
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Crestone Peak (1984-09-10). Photo by John Vitz.
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Crestone Needle
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Crestone Needle (1984-09-10). Photo by John Vitz.
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Comanche Peak
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The peak as seen from Comanche Lake (2002-09-14). Photo by Max Rees.
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