Trailhead:  Lake Como (Blanca Pk)
Sangre de Cristo
 Posted By:  sallenrogem87
 Date of Info:  09/14/2019
 Date Posted:  09/16/2019
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Parked 2 miles in from the highway at about 8,200. This is a decent sized parking area. Good place to put your Subaru. We were driving a newer Outback. We stopped here because why push your Subie to the limit in the middle of nowhere on the toughest road in Colorado? :-) To the lake, this is exactly 5.40 miles of hiking on a not so great road, but honestly not bad in terms of views and footing. You just watch where you are stepping and poles are helpful. Road is dry and any water that we encountered on foot was a piece of cake to get though. If you hike just Blanca from this parking spot its 17 miles round trip, doable, but a long day. Took us 11hrs, but we did get a ride down from a very skilled and thoughtful Jeep Renegade driver who parked about 1.5 miles higher than us, so that vehicle made it 3.5 miles up the road from the highway.

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