Crestone Peak is the seventh-highest summit of the Rocky Mountains of North America and the U.S. state of Colorado. The prominent 14,300-foot (4,359 m) fourteener is the highest summit of the Crestones and the second-highest summit in the Sangre de Cristo Range after Blanca Peak. The summit is located in the Sangre de Cristo Wilderness of Rio Grande National Forest, 5.0 miles (8.1 km) east by south (bearing 102°) of the Town of Crestone in Saguache County, Colorado, United States.
Crestone Peak rises 7,000 feet (2,100 m) above the east side of the San Luis Valley. It shares its name with the nearby Crestone Needle, another fourteener of the Crestones. The Crestones are a cluster of high summits in the Sangre de Cristo Range, comprising Crestone Peak, Crestone Needle, Kit Carson Peak, Challenger Point, Humboldt Peak, and Columbia Point. They are usually accessed from common trailheads.
There's a trail called Crestone Peak Climber's Route leading to the summit.
By elevation Crestone Peak is
# 1 out of 139 in Saguache County # 1 out of 104 in Custer County # 37 out of 91437 in USA # 7 out of 4045 in Colorado # 1 out of 65 in Sangre de Cristo Wilderness Area # 7 out of 4253 in the Southern Rocky Mountains # 2 out of 549 in the Sangre de Cristo Range
By prominence Crestone Peak is
# 1 out of 139 in Saguache County # 1 out of 104 in Custer County # 5 out of 4045 in Colorado # 1 out of 65 in Sangre de Cristo Wilderness Area # 5 out of 4253 in the Southern Rocky Mountains # 3 out of 549 in the Sangre de Cristo Range
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