Blanca Peak, Ellingwood Point

Blanca Peak seen from Mt. Lindsey
Blanca Peak, 4372m (14345')
Ellingwood Point, 4280m (14042')
Blanca Peak is the majesty of the southern Sangre de Cristo mountains (within Colorado state), and is the 4th highest mountain in the entire state. Ellingwood Point is a close neighbour and the ridge hike between the two mountains offer a decent challenge. After some debate whether Ellingwood Point is merely a spur of Blanca (the distance is only 0,5 mile between the two peaks), Ellingwood Point is now safely considered a fourteener with sufficient rise (342 feet) and is ranked as the 42nd highest mountain in Colorado.


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