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Culebra Peak, Colorado

Culebra Peak's Elevation: 14,047 Feet

Culebra Peak's Rank Among Colorado's Fourteeners in Terms of Elevation: #41

Culebra Peak is located in the Sangre de Cristo Range of mountains

Culebra Peak is considered walkable

Best months for climbing Culebra Peak are June through August

Click here for a Mapquest map of Culebra Peak

Culebra Peak, with an elevation of 14,047 feet, is the 41st highest Fourteener in the state of Colorado. This peak also has the distinctions of both being the southernmost Colorado Fourteener (it's only ten miles from the New Mexico state line) and the only one entirely on private land. The land was formerly owned by an Enron executive and is now known under new owners as Cielo Vista Ranch.

Culebra Peak is open for climbing most summer weekends. The owners prefer to have five or more climbers (not necessarily in the same party) on the mountain at once, and charge from $100 per person ($150 for both Red Mountain and Culebra) on a non-holiday weekend to $300 per person on July 4th weekend for unlimited climbing, fishing, and hiking (your average ho-hum (and free!) 14er doesn't look so bad now, does it?). Start and end are by the ranch's gate.


This page last updated 8/15/06

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