Culebra Peak

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Culebra Peak
Culebra Peak.jpg
Culebra Peak viewed from south of San Luis.
Elevation 14,053 ft (4,283 m) NAVD 88[1]
Prominence 4,807 ft (1,465 m)[1]
Listing Colorado Fourteener
Culebra Peak is located in Colorado
Culebra Peak
Culebra Peak
Location Costilla County, Colorado, U.S.
Range Sangre de Cristo Mountains, Culebra Range
Coordinates 37°07′20″N 105°11′08″W / 37.12222°N 105.18556°W / 37.12222; -105.18556Coordinates: 37°07′20″N 105°11′08″W / 37.12222°N 105.18556°W / 37.12222; -105.18556[2]
Topo map USGS Culebra Peak
Easiest route Hike

Culebra Peak elevation 14,053 ft (4,283 m), is the highest summit of the Culebra Range, a subrange of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains in the United States. It is the southernmost fourteener in Colorado. It is also one of the only fourteeners on private land. Access is limited, and a fee (currently $100 per person) is charged to climb the peak. Ownership of and access to the land, both for recreational and other activities, have been controversial issues for many years, involving multiple lawsuits and even occasional violence.[3]

While Culebra is one of the lower fourteeners, it is actually the fourth most topographically prominent peak in the state, due to its separation from the other fourteeners by the relatively low La Veta Pass.

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  1. ^ a b "Culebra Peak, Colorado". Retrieved 2013-05-30. 
  2. ^ "Culebra Peak". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2011-02-22. 
  3. ^ "Culebra Peak". Retrieved 2011-02-22.

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