Ascent of West Spanish Peak on 2008-10-28

Climber: Sharon Crawford

Date:Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:West Spanish Peak
    Elevation:13626 ft / 4153 m

Ascent Trip Report

West Spanish Peak at 13,626 ft. is the highest point of Las Animas County, with county seat Trinidad. It is also a ranked Colorado Bicentennial peak. There is a good trail in the woods until you come to timberline, then a rocky ridge. Great views from on top. East Spanish Peak, 943 feet lower, in immediately below to the east. To the west is a full view of the Sangre de Cristo Range with its several 14ers and high 13ers. To the north is Greenhorn Mountain, only 12,347 ft, but the highest point of Pueblo County. (I climbed it the next day.) West Spanish Peak is a very nice mountain to clib, especially since it is so prominant from the east.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2378 ft / 724 m
    Total Elevation Loss:2378 ft / 724 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Fall weather
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2378 ft / 724 m
    Distance:3 mi / 4.8 km
    Route:West Peak Trail (FT 1390)
    Start Trailhead:Cordova Pass  11248 ft / 3428 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:2378 ft / 724 m
    Route:West Peak Trail (FT 1390)
    End Trailhead:Cordova Pass  11248 ft / 3428 m

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