Poncha Pass

Col Elevation: 9019 feet, 2749 meters

Key Col for:Blanca Peak  (14,345 ft/4372 m)
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)38° 25' 20'' N, 106° 5' 17'' W
38.422288, -106.088151 (Dec Deg)
ProminenceClean: 5326 ft/1623 m
Prominence Parentage:Line Parent: Mount Harvard
Prominence Parent: Mount Elbert
Island Parent: Mount Elbert
Ridgewalk Distance:164.69 mi/265.05 km
CountryUnited States
County/Second Level RegionChaffee

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RangesContinent: North America
Range2: Rocky Mountains
Range3: Southern Rocky Mountains
Range4: Sawatch Range
Range5: Far Southern Sawatch
Drainage Basins
Rio Grande
Gulf of Mexico
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Topo MapPoncha Pass    O38106d1    1:24,000

Detailed Ridgewalk Listing

The table below lists the peaks and cols that lie on the path from Blanca Peak to its Key Col and onward to its Line Parent.  This route is the highest possible path that follows ridgecrests from the peak to higher ground. It corresponds to the yellow line on the map above.  Note: This feature is preliminary. There may be errors in the ridgewalk data and/or bugs in the code that give misleading results. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Ridge PointElev-ftProm-ftRidge Name(s)Basins to each sideDist-miCumulative-mi
START: Blanca Peak14,3455326    
Blanca Peak-Northeast Slope14,3200  0.030.03
(Unnamed Col)13,720  Rio Grande/Arkansas0.280.31
Ellingwood Point14,042322 Rio Grande/Arkansas0.280.59
(Ridge Junction)   Rio Grande/Arkansas9.129.71
Mosca Pass9760  Rio Grande/Arkansas3.2812.99
(Ridge Junction)   Rio Grande/Arkansas1.4414.43
Mount Zwischen12,0062246 Rio Grande/Arkansas3.3217.75
(Unnamed Col)9760  Rio Grande/Arkansas4.0221.77
(Ridge Junction)   Rio Grande/Arkansas6.2928.06
Marble Mountain13,266506 Rio Grande/Arkansas5.5833.64
(Ridge Junction)   Rio Grande/Arkansas1.2634.9
(Unnamed Col)12,800  Rio Grande/Arkansas0.4535.35
Broken Hand Peak13,573653 Rio Grande/Arkansas0.5235.86
(Unnamed Col)12,920  Rio Grande/Arkansas0.2636.13
Crestone Needle14,197437 Rio Grande/Arkansas0.5436.67
(Unnamed Col)13,760  Rio Grande/Arkansas0.2936.96
Crestone Peak-East Peak14,24040 Rio Grande/Arkansas0.237.16
(Unnamed Col)14,160  Rio Grande/Arkansas0.0337.19
Crestone Peak-Northeast Peak14,24080 Rio Grande/Arkansas0.0437.23
(Ridge Junction)   Rio Grande/Arkansas0.5437.77
(Unnamed Col)13,160  Rio Grande/Arkansas0.0237.79
(Ridge Junction)   Rio Grande/Arkansas0.4938.28
(Unnamed Col)13,080  Rio Grande/Arkansas0.2838.56
Peak 1354113,541341 Rio Grande/Arkansas0.6639.22
(Unnamed Col)13,200  Rio Grande/Arkansas0.2239.44
Peak 1351713,517277 Rio Grande/Arkansas0.1939.63
(Unnamed Col)13,240  Rio Grande/Arkansas0.1539.78
Peak 1356013,560400 Rio Grande/Arkansas0.2840.06
(Unnamed Col)13,160  Rio Grande/Arkansas0.3240.38
Mount Adams13,931851 Rio Grande/Arkansas0.2640.65
Hermit Peak13,350310 Rio Grande/Arkansas7.7648.4
De Anza Peak13,362602 Rio Grande/Arkansas6.5654.96
(Unnamed Col)13,000  Rio Grande/Arkansas4.359.26
Thirsty Peak13,213213 Rio Grande/Arkansas0.1959.45
(Unnamed Col)12,720  Rio Grande/Arkansas0.3759.82
Peak 1312313,123283 Rio Grande/Arkansas0.2660.08
(Unnamed Col)12,840  Rio Grande/Arkansas0.3260.39
(Ridge Junction)   Rio Grande/Arkansas4.8165.2
(Ridge Junction)   Rio Grande/Arkansas19.6484.84
(Ridge Junction)   Rio Grande/Arkansas4.9289.76
KEY COL: Poncha Pass9019  Rio Grande/Arkansas1.9191.67
(Ridge Junction)   Rio Grande/Arkansas1.0392.7
Headwaters Hill11,862382 Rio Grande/Arkansas15.14107.84
(Ridge Junction)  Continental Divide of N.A.Gunnison/Arkansas6.23114.06
Monumental Peak13,3691209Continental Divide of N.A.Gunnison/Arkansas16.86130.92
(Ridge Junction)  Continental Divide of N.A.Gunnison/Arkansas0.59131.51
Williams Pass11,766 Continental Divide of N.A.Gunnison/Arkansas4.27135.78
(Ridge Junction)  Continental Divide of N.A.Gunnison/Arkansas9.12144.9
Browns Pass12,040 Continental Divide of N.A.Gunnison/Arkansas13.26158.16
Peak 1295512,955435Continental Divide of N.A.Gunnison/Arkansas0.62158.78
(Unnamed Col)12,520 Continental Divide of N.A.Gunnison/Arkansas0.57159.35
Peak 1277812,778258Continental Divide of N.A.Gunnison/Arkansas0.33159.68
(Unnamed Col)12,360 Continental Divide of N.A.Gunnison/Arkansas0.38160.06
Peak 1268512,685325Continental Divide of N.A.Gunnison/Arkansas0.34160.4
(Unnamed Col)12,360 Continental Divide of N.A.Gunnison/Arkansas0.39160.79
Birthday Peak12,730330Continental Divide of N.A.Gunnison/Arkansas0.29161.09
(Unnamed Col)12,400 Continental Divide of N.A.Gunnison/Arkansas0.21161.3
Peak 1277612,776416Continental Divide of N.A.Gunnison/Arkansas0.17161.48
(Unnamed Col)12,320 Continental Divide of N.A.Gunnison/Arkansas0.37161.84
Peak 1356013,560240Continental Divide of N.A.Gunnison/Arkansas1.82163.67
(Unnamed Col)13,320   0.14163.8
LINE PARENT: Mount Harvard14,4202340  0.89164.69
PROM PARENT: Mount Elbert14,4339073    
ISLAND PARENT: Mount Elbert14,4339073    

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