West Spanish Peak

West Spanish Peak is the higher of the two Spanish Peaks, two large igneous stocks which form an eastern outlier of the Culebra Range, a subrange of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Though not a fourteener, it is the 12th most topographically prominent peak in the state. West Spanish Peak is the easternmost 4000 meter mountain peak in the United States. Due to its position well east of the Culebra Range and on the edge of the eastern plains of Colorado, West Spanish Peak enjoys great local vertical relief in almost all directions. It rises over 5,200 ft in less than 4 miles on both its north and south flanks. The standard ascent route for West Spanish Peak starts at Cordova Pass and follows a trail for about 2 miles to treeline. From there there's a rough path on talus and scree up the southwest ridge of the peak for an additional 1.5 miles.

West Spanish Peak SUMMIT LOG peakery first ascent by krazykat

7 members report climbing or hiking to the summit, most recently on Sep 22, 2011. Below are trip reports and shared pictures from their climbs.

Others who’ve summited West Spanish Peak

  • krazykat
  • Solosummit

Routes Used trails & approaches

100% West Peak Trail


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13,626 ft / 4,153 m


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Height Rank Range

Sangre de Cristo


Colorado, United States

Summited by

  • krazykat
  • smorningwake
  • Solosummit
  • charlesbaxter

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