Trailhead:  Lake Como (Blanca Pk)
Sangre de Cristo
 Posted By:  mikebabb
 Date of Info:  06/26/2020
 Date Posted:  06/29/2020
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Climbed up to the trailhead late Friday afternoon (around 5) after climbing Culebra in the morning. We managed to make it up the road about a mile and a half then decided to park after the road got rough. I wish we would have kept driving because we could have gone up another mile or so, but we assumed the road would only get worse based on reports on this website. We saw several vehicles smaller than mine ( I have a lifted F-150 with trail tires) that were much higher up and I kicked myself for not going further. In the end, I would rather hike a mile or two extra than risk screwing up my truck...

It was hot and a real trudge to get up the the top. It was steady elevation gain over the entire 5.5 miles and even more challenging given we were wearing heavy packs with all of our camping gear. We arrived after dark, but were still able to find a decent camping spot. It's obvious that this place will only get more crowded on the weekends, so I would get there early if you are going. Also, there are several camping spots on the outskirts of the area and up the jeep road toward the 14ers if you get in a pinch...

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