Trailhead located on Cordova Pass (11,005') Take Highway 12 to Apishapa Pass and then dirt road (to Aguilar) 9 miles to Cordova Pass. Two mile walk to the treeline at the base. Zig-zagging trail till the timberline breaks, then the rest of the climb is 45 degree angle on loose rock. There is a trail going up but it is easily lost in the scree. By carefully picking your way through the rock and staying close to the edge of the rib you can navigate to the top fairly easily. The summit ridge is ten to thirty feet wide but it falls away quickly to the north and south. The climb isn't too bad, no technical expertise is required but you want to be healthy, unsmoking, and prepared for the air at 13,656' above sea level. Late spring into early fall is the best time to climb.
|Range/Region:||Sangre de Cristo Range|
|Best months for climbing:||May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep|
|Year first climbed:||1600's|
|First successful climber(s):||Native Americans|
|Nearest major airport:||Pueblo/Colorado Springs|
|Convenient Center:||Trinidad, CO|
Thanks to Nick Pencis for adding this peak.
NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name
There are 2 trip reports for West Spanish Peak.
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- Log #20964 - by Scotott on Aug 20, 2007It was a very clear day for most of the day. Cordova Pass was where I accessed my trail at about 8:15 a.m. There was a total of about 12 or 13 people either at the summit or coming down from the...
- Log #18965 - by Ryan Sherer on Feb 14, 2006I took my friend from Medical School backpacking. We climbed the East Peak on Saturday, and drove around to the Pass to climb the West Peak on Sunday. The hike was awesome, and weather was decent....