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Culebra Range

Range TypeMountain range with well-recognized name
Highest PointCulebra Peak (14,047 ft/4282 m)
CountriesUnited States
States/ProvincesColorado (61%), New Mexico (39%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area3,741 sq mi / 9,689 sq km
Area may include lowland areas
Extent89 mi / 144 km North-South
74 mi / 119 km East-West
Center Lat/Long36° 58' N; 105° 6' W
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Map of Culebra Range
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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 Culebra Range.
Sangre de Cristo RangeLevel 4 (Parent)
         Northern Sangre de Cristo RangeLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Wet MountainsLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Sierra BlancaLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Culebra RangeLevel 5
                 Spanish PeaksLevel 6 (Child)
         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 Culebra Range

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NameftmRange6
1.Culebra Peak14,0474282 
2.Red Mountain13,9084239 
3.Vermejo Peak13,7234183 
4.Purgatoire Peak13,6764168 
5.West Spanish Peak13,6264153Spanish Peaks
6.Peak 1356513,5654135 
7.Trinchera Peak13,5174120 
8.Cuatro Peak13,4874111 
9.Miranda Peak13,4684105 
10.Alamosito13,466+4104+ 
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.West Spanish Peak13,6264153Spanish Peaks



Photos of Peaks in the Culebra Range

Culebra Peak
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Winter ascent (2017-03-11). Photo by Eli Boardman.
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West Spanish Peak
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view of West Spanish Peak from West Peak trail accessed at Cordova Pass. Pictured is the "easy" part of the hike to summit (2009-08). Photo by Charles Baxter.
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Trinchera Peak
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Trinchera above the Cuchara Valley (2010/06/270:). Photo by Charles Baxter.
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Cuatro Peak
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Cuatro Peak on right in image. Peak on left is Mount Maxwell. Hiked Cuatro in Aug. 1993, going north on trail from Purgatoire CG, CO, then turning west to gain broad east ridge. Snow was not present at that time. Photo was taken in Sept. of 2002 (2002-09). Photo by Charles Baxter.
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Mariquita Peak
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Mariquita Peak (left) with Mount Maxwell(center) and Cuatro Peak(right). Peaks viewed west of North Lake along Colorado's scenic Highway of Legends, route 12 (2004-07). Photo by Charles Baxter.
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Mount Maxwell
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Mount Maxwell, left with cloud. Viewed in fall looking west up valley which leads to Purgatory CG (good 2-wheel drive gravel road). On Colorado Highway 12. Peak on right is Cuatro (2002-09). Photo by Charles Baxter.
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East Spanish Peak
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East Spanish Peak and West Spanish Peak(on right) viewed from Interstate 25 in Colorado (2007-06). Photo by Charles Baxter.
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Teddys Peak
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Teddys Peak viewed from Highway 12 in Colorado (2014-06-27). Photo by Charles Baxter.
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Steep Mountain
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Steep Mountain seen from ridge above Bear Lake CG and Indian Trail. Cuchara, Colorado. Taller mountain in clouds is Teddys Peak (1998-07-22). Photo by Charles Baxter.
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Napoleon Peak
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Napoleon, Harrison, Strawberry, Kruger, and Mestas all in a row. Northern Culebra Range (2012-08). Photo by Charles Baxter.
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