Hesperus Mountain Topo Map

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Red and white stripes decorate the face of Hesperus; it’s a truly unique Colorado color scheme. Go off-trail and make your way to the top of this most sacred mountain. It’s easy to see why the Navajo people consider this sacred mountain a special place on earth. They call it Dibé Nitsaa, which translates to “Big Mountain Sheep.” Each of the four sacred mountains was assigned a color that related to its spiritual significance; Hesperus was noted not for the red and white stripes, but for the black, powdery obsidian found on its ridges. Obsidian was an important rock to the Navajo because it could be shaped into tools and arrowheads. Dibé Nitsaa is the sacred mountain of the north
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Mancos, Colorado

Get Hesperus Mountain Topo maps on Trails.com. One of Colorado's best walks, Hesperus Mountain is located near Mancos, CO. Trails' printable online topo maps offer shaded and un-shaded reliefs, and aerial photos too! Use topographic map functionality to find elevation, print high resolution maps, save a PNG, or just learn the topography around Hesperus Mountain. You can also get free latitude and longitude coordinates from the topographical map and set your GPS. Subscribers with access to our maps can download or print any topo, and cover more terrain when you map your Hesperus Mountain route ahead of time.