Sangre de Cristo Mountains
Sangre de Cristo Mountains (săngˈgrē də krĭsˈtō) [key], part of the S Rocky Mts., extending c.220 mi (350 km) from S central Colo. into N central N.Mex. Noted elevations in Colorado are Blanca Peak (14,317 ft/4,364 m), the highest, lying in the Sierra Blanca section, and Kit Carson Peak (14,100 ft/4,298 m); the Truchas peaks are in New Mexico. Most of the range is included in national forests.
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