Como Lake Trailhead

Page Type
Route
Location:
Colorado, United States, North America
Route Type:
Hike
Time Required:
One to two days
Difficulty:
Class 2

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Como Lake Trailhead
Created On: Jun 17, 2002
Last Edited On: Aug 10, 2005

Approach


The trailhead is somewhere along the Como Lake 4x4 road. The road is located north east of Alamosa. Drive east on Highway 160 about 25 miles to Colorado Highway 150. Go north on CO 150 for about 3 miles to a rough road that crosses a cattle guard and goes northeast directly toward Blanca Peak. Drive as far as your vehicle will take you. Most normal 4x4's can go about 5 miles. There are several places to park along the road. Be sure you get your vehicle off the road. Either auto camp or back pack to the lake. The best places to camp are found above Lake Como where there are many grassy meadows. Lots of water too.

Route Description


From where you park, hike up the road until it peters our. There is a fairly good trail to a set of cliff bands where trail segments take over. The best way past these cliffs is on the west side. Continue to the saddle between Blanca and Ellingwood. When the saddle is reached continue to the summit either on the ridge or slightly below. Ellingwood Point can be climbed from this point by following the ridge to the left. Both are frequently climbed on the same trip.

Essential Gear


Normal hiking gear

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