West Spanish Peak
Standing as true sentinels along the southeast edge of Colorado’s mountain province, the Spanish Peaks have long served as important landmarks for all who pass within sight of them. The Indians called them Huajatolla, or “Breasts of the World.” Early Spanish explorers used them as easily identifiable landmarks on their conquest’s northern frontier. Today they provide modern-day motorists along I-25 with one of the most stunning vistas in the state. Anyone who has driven by these sharply rising mountains and envisioned standing on the summit may be shocked to know that the taller of the two peaks, 13,626-foot West Spanish Peak, is accessible via a short hike.
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Trail Statistics & Information
|Nearby City||La Veta|
|Elevation Gain||0 ft|
|Season||July to September|
|Trailhead Elevation||11,005 ft|
|Top Elevation||13,626 ft|
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