Blanca Peak, Colorado

Prominence: 5326 ft, 1623 m

Elevation: 14,345 feet, 4372 meters

True Isolation: 103.37 mi, 166.36 km
Elevation Info:NAVD88 Elevation: 14,351 ft / 4374 m
SubpeaksBlanca Peak-Northeast Slope (14,320 ft/4365 m)
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)37° 34' 39'' N; 105° 29' 8'' W
37.577491, -105.485649 (Dec Deg)
457118E 4159049N Zone 13 (UTM)
CountryUnited States
County/Second Level RegionAlamosa (Highest Point)
Costilla (Highest Point)

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     Blanca Peak at Trip Report for Alamosa, CO by Ken Akerman Trip Report for Alamosa, CO by Adam Helman Trip Report for Alamosa, CO by Dave Covill Trip Report for Alamosa, CO by Kevin Baker Trip Report for Costilla, CO by David Covill

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Lists that contain Blanca Peak:
     USA Lower 48 Top 400 Peaks by Prominence (Rank #46)
     USA Lower 48 Range5 High Points (Rank #5)
     USA/Canada Range4 High Points (Rank #9)
     USA Lower 48 Peaks with 4000 feet of Prominence (Rank #46)
     North America 14,000-foot Peaks (Rank #48)
     USA Lower 48 Peaks with 100 miles of Isolation (Rank #39)
     Colorado 13,500 foot Peaks (Rank #4)
     Western Contiguous USA CoHPs (Rank #6)
     Western USA CoHPs (Rank #11)
     Western USA Peaks with 25 miles of Isolation (Rank #21)
     Colorado 13,700-foot Peaks (Rank #4)
     USA Lower 48 Drainage Basin High Points (Rank #5)
     USA Lower 48 Range4 High Points (Rank #4)
     2000-foot Prominence CoHPs - 48 States (Rank #39)
     USA Lower 48 Top 100 Peaks by Prominence (Rank #46)
     CoHP High Five List (Rank #11)
     Sacred Navajo Mountains (Rank #1)

Selected Guidebook(s) for this Peak:
       Colorado's Fourteeners: From Hikes to Climbs (Roach)
       A Climbing Guide to Colorado's Fourteeners (Borneman, Lampert)
       Hiking Colorado's Summits (Mitchler, Covill)

Selected Trip Reports from this site:
     1966-07-15 by Larry Versaw
     2001-06-13 by Petter Bjørstad
     2003-07-14 by Joe Lavelle
     2004-09-02 by Chris Jaquet
     2005-09-09 by Mountain Man Henry The (Unsuccessful)
     2006-07-22 by Brian Kalet
     2007-08-04 by Cynthia Nemcik (Unsuccessful)
     2008-06-19 by Patrick Lilly
     2008-10-04 by Matthias Ihl
     2010-08-15 by Peter Blaser
     2010-09-04 by Greg Slayden (GPS Track)
     2011-08-21 by Donnie Puckle
     2012-07-23 by Rob Woodall (GPS Track)
     2012-08-24 by BMS 914 (GPS Track)
     2012-08-24 by Eric Kassan (GPS Track)
     2012-08-24 by Hannah Wilner
     2013-07-05 by Alan Bernier
     2013-08-23 by Daryn Dodge
     2014-08-08 by William Musser
     2015-07-04 by Mihai Giurgiulescu (GPS Track)

View ascents of peak by registered members (159 total)

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Blanca Peak lords over the open expanses of the San Luis Valley.
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ProminenceKey Col Page  (Detailed prominence information)
  Clean Prominence: 5326 ft/1623 m
  Optimistic Prominence: 5326 ft/1623 m
  Line Parent: Mount Harvard
  Key Col: Poncha Pass    9019 ft/2749 m
Isolation103.37 mi/166.36 km
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    Mount Harvard  (NNW)
Isolation Limit Point: 38° 55' 28'' N; 106° 19' 8'' W
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RangesContinent: North America
Range2: Rocky Mountains
Range3: Southern Rocky Mountains
Range4: Sangre de Cristo Range (Highest Point)
Range5: Sierra Blanca (Highest Point)
Drainage Basins
Rio Grande (HP)
Gulf of Mexico
Atlantic Ocean

Gulf of Mexico
Atlantic Ocean
OwnershipLand: Rio Grande National Forest (Highest Point)
Topo MapBlanca Peak O37105e4 1:24,000
First AscentAugust 14, 1874
Frank Carpenter
Gilbert Thompson
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Blanca Peak from route on Mount Lindsey (1984-09-12). Photo by John Vitz.
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