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)[1][2]
Prominence 4,827 ft (1,471 m)[2]
Isolation 35.38 mi (56.94 km)[2]
Listing Colorado Fourteener
Colorado 4000 meter summits
Colorado range high points
Culebra Peak is located in Colorado
Culebra Peak
Culebra Peak
Location Costilla County, Colorado, U.S.[3]
Range Sangre de Cristo Mountains, Highest summit of the
Culebra Range[2]
Coordinates 37°07′20″N 105°11′08″W / 37.1222416°N 105.1855625°W / 37.1222416; -105.1855625Coordinates: 37°07′20″N 105°11′08″W / 37.1222416°N 105.1855625°W / 37.1222416; -105.1855625[3]
Topo map USGS 7.5' topographic map
Culebra Peak, Colorado[3]
Easiest route Hike

Culebra Peak is the highest summit of the Culebra Range of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains in the Rocky Mountains of North America. The 14,053-foot (4,283 m) fourteener is located on private land, 14.2 miles (22.8 km) east-southeast (bearing 113°) of the Town of San Luis in Costilla County, Colorado, United States.[1][2][3] Culebra Peak is the southernmost fourteener in the Rocky Mountains.


Culebra Peak is 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.[4]

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 The elevation of Culebra Peak includes an adjustment of +1.740 m (+5.71 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Culebra Peak, Colorado". Retrieved October 19, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Culebra Peak". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved October 19, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Culebra Peak". Retrieved 2011-02-22.

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