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Blanca Peak in the Sangre de Cristos
Blanca Peak is the 4th tallest mountain in the Rocky Mountains, at 14,351 feet. It is in the the Sangre de Cristo Range, and the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Blanca Peak once had two glaciers, North Glacier and South Glacier until they melted some time after 1903. Photo by Dave Elin, won 3rd place in the CoNPS 2016 Photo Contest.
Aspen Colors in Fall, Kenosha Pass
Aspen Colors in Fall, Kenosha Pass, elevation 10,000', Park County. the pass is located atop a large granite batholith (known as the Kenosha Batholith) that forms the spine of the Front Range along the eastern side of South Park. The pass was used by Ute bands to reach the hunting grounds of South Park. Photo by Mo Ewing
Trail to Isabel Lake; San Isabel National forest.
Trail to Isabel Lake; Indian Peaks Wilderness, Arapaho National Forest. Photo by Richard Kiefer
Great Sand Dunes National Park
Great Sand Dunes National Park, San Luis Valley, Sangre de Christo Range protects 149,028 acres and the tallest sand dunes in North America, which cover 30 square miles and are 750 feet tall. Photo by Dave Elin, 3rd place finisher in 2016 CoNPS photo contest.
Georgia Pass, Summit County
Spruce-Fir island in the subalpine zone at Georgia Pass. Georgia Pass is located on Forest Road 355 on the border between Jefferson and Summit Counties. Ute and Arapaho native Americans first used the pass but after 1803 it was used by explorers, miners and trappers. Before Colorado became a territory, it was the boundary between Kansas and Utah. A toll road over the pass was established in 1861, but was abandoned soon after. Photo by Mo Ewing
View from Harley Pass to Snowmass Peak
This is a view from Harley Pass overlooking the trail through meadows of wall-to-wall wildflowers and beyond to Snowmass Peak. Snowmass Peak is often mistaken for Snowmass Mountain, the ski area, but it is actually a lower end of Hagerman's Peak eastern edge; 13,019-feet high. Photo by Loraine Yeatts