West Spanish Peak Trail
ElevationAscent: 776' 237 m
Descent: -130' -40 m
High: 11,928' 3,636 m
Low: 11,252' 3,430 m
GradeAvg Grade: 6% (4°)
Max Grade: 18% (10°)
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“A mellow run through the woods followed by the abruptly steep climb up West Spanish Peak.”— David Regan
West Spanish Peak Trail starts at Cordova Pass, which lies at 11,243 ft.The first mile and a half of this trail are a dream. Mostly flat, the trail rolls through the forest with frequent views. The next half mile through the trees, the trail gradually climbs to timberline. Here, the trail decreases to cairns on a long and steep slope scree for the final stretch a little over a mile. This last bit covers around 1,800 feet of elevation gain. It bombs straight up the southwest ridge... not for the faint of heart. Once approaching the top to the ridge, take a right to reach the nearby summit.
The views from the summit are spectacular, featuring ancient dikes that appear as rock walls rising above the trees below. The east features plains as far as the eye can see and the west, the mountainous terrain of the Sangres and more.
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Land Manager: USFS - Pike & San Isabel National Forests Office