Blanca Peak and Ellingwood Point

Red Wing, Colorado 81123

Blanca Peak and Ellingwood Point

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Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"A popular hike from camp near Lake Como to two of Colorado’s 14,000-foot peaks. Even though these are considered moderately difficult 14,000-foot
mountains, they are still difficult hikes, as
there is no established trail system here."

Blanca Peak and Ellingwood Point Trip Reports

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7/4/2004
This was a very pleasant hike. In the summer months dress for the heat, but be prepared for the cold nights. This trail is used by off-road vehicles, but not to worry, they are easy to get long with. The Hike up to Lake Como is steep at some times, but nothing to worry about. I would recommend camping around the lake (which is beautiful), and heading up the next morning. The hike up to blanca peak is fairly easy, just follow the trail. You might loose part of it for the last 1000 feet, but you will manage. Hope this helped, and enjoy.
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Trail Information

Red Wing
Nearby City
7
Distance
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Difficult
Skill Level
Day Hike
Duration
Best June to September
Season
11,900 feet
Trailhead Elevation
14,345 feet
Top Elevation
Rio Grande National Forest, San Isabel National Forest
Local Contacts
USGS Blanca Peak, Twin Peaks
Local Maps

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