elev: 14,345 ft
Sangre de Cristo
4th tallest fourteener
Hiking: Northwest Trail from Lake Como 2.5 miles, 2,700 ft gain
Blanca Peakis known to the Navajo people as the Sacred Mountain of the East, the Dawn or White Shell Mountain. It rises 6,000 ft (1830 m) over the edge of the San Luis Valley in only 4.5 mi.