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Best trails in Sangre de Cristo Wilderness

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Looking for a great trail in Sangre de Cristo Wilderness, Colorado? AllTrails has 33 great hiking trails, trail running trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Gearing up for a challenge? There are 24 hard trails in Sangre de Cristo Wilderness ranging from 4.6 to 23.1 miles and from 7,591 to 14,347 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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#1 - Lakes of the Clouds
Sangre de Cristo Wilderness
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Length: 10.6 mi • Est. 6 h 1 m
Lakes of the Clouds is a 10.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Westcliffe, Colorado that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, waShow more
#2 - Willow Lake Trail
Sangre de Cristo Wilderness
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Length: 8.2 mi • Est. 5 h 10 m
Deep in the heart of the Sangre De Cristo mountains in southern Colorado, Willow Lake provides a respite for the waters draining the Obstruction Peak glacial trough, as they rush north and west towardShow more
#3 - Blanca Peak
Sangre de Cristo Wilderness
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Length: 19.2 mi • Est. Multi-day
The road works its way up several switchbacks before entering the valley floor. Along the way you will pass by several ruins of old buildings. The trail will reach Como Lake just before the tree lineShow more
#4 - Mount Lindsey Trail
Sangre de Cristo Wilderness
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Length: 7.6 mi • Est. 5 h 30 m
A lush alpine valley surrounded by cliffs, climbing to an exciting summit. From the trailhead follow the well marked trail as it leads South up the Valley. After hiking for 1.5 miles there will be aShow more
#5 - Venable-Comanche Trail
Sangre de Cristo Wilderness
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Length: 12.3 mi • Est. 7 h 35 m
Venable-Comanche Trail is a 12.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Westcliffe, Colorado that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options aShow more
#6 - South Zapata Lake Trail
Sangre de Cristo Wilderness
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Length: 9.7 mi • Est. 6 h 5 m
A hidden waterfall, several old miners cabins, and a high alpine lake are the rewards of this hike. The Zapata Falls are only 0.5 mile from the trailhead. The cabins are less than a mile beyond ZapataShow more
#7 - Lower Sand Creek Lake Trail
Sangre de Cristo Wilderness
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Length: 6.8 mi • Est. 3 h 53 m
Lower Sand Creek Lake Trail is a 6.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Westcliffe, Colorado that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity Show more
#8 - Crestone Needle from Old South Colony Trailhead
Sangre de Cristo Wilderness
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Length: 5.5 mi • Est. 4 h 15 m
Climbing experience and gear is required for this trail.Show more
#9 - Little Bear Peak
Sangre de Cristo Wilderness
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Length: 16.9 mi • Est. 11 h 7 m
This is an extremely challenging hike best attempted by experienced mountaineers and rock climbers. Use caution if summiting. Show more
#10 - Lily Lake Trail
Sangre de Cristo Wilderness
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Length: 12.9 mi • Est. 7 h 10 m
Hike begins with a moderate downhill to an open meadow with great views. On the far side of the meadow the trail begins following and crossing the stream, it is easy to lose the trail here but just keShow more
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