The Sangre de Cristo Wilderness Area is a breathtakingly rugged and beautifully preserved area located immediately to the Northwest of Alamosa. Standing tall behind the Great Sand Dunes National Park, the region's convenient location makes it a top destination for climbers, backpackers, and other outdoor enthusiasts looking for a remote and challenging experience in the mountains.
The Sangre de Cristo Wilderness is made up of a total of 219,899 acres and is notable for its high density of 14'ers stacked dramatically next to one another. Many climbers are drawn to the Crestone Needle, the region's highest summit at 14,197' as well as it's many hiking trails, beautiful vistas, and many alpine lakes.
Please know before you go, and always use Leave No Trace techniques to help keep these areas wild, clean, and pristine.