Backcountry Skiing in Colorado

Skiing and Hiking in the Colorado Backcountry


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Resurrected in “The Blood of Christ” Mountains

Early morning mist over Kit Carson and Crestone Peak

Early morning mist over Kit Carson and Crestone Peak

They’re called the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, or Sangres by us Coloradoans.  The name is dramatic, (it means “Blood of Christ” Mountains) but so are these peaks.  The Sangres impressively jut 8000 ft from the San Luis valley below, many of them rising to over 14,000 ft in elevation. I’ve flown over them many times on trips to Albuquerque from Denver.  I’ve driven by them many times on my way to Pagosa Springs and Durango.  Still, I’ve never had the chance to move through them, until now. Continue reading

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