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East Spanish Peak  Colorado   #12462
Ranges: North America Ranges / Rocky Mountains / US Rockies / Colorado Rockies

Height: 3866 m <- 12683 feet
Prominence?: 726 m  
Line Parent?: West Spanish Peak (6.8 km away, at bearing 253 degrees)
Greater Parent: West Spanish Peak (7.0 km away)

Location:   37.39343,-104.92007     37:23:36, -104:55:12   13S 507075 4138522 (28 km SW of Walsenburg).   AreaCode: DK74/DJ92
This peak is #50 in Prominence List for Colorado .Located S of the town of La Veta in the Sangre de Christo Mountains. Although this has the appearance of a volcanic cone, they are actually stocks, which are remnants of an igneous batholith which formed underground around 25 million years ago. They are surrounded by impressive radiating dikes up to 14 mi (22 km) long, and are comprised of the same material.

Use highway 12 to get to the south end of La Veta then turn east on Cuchara Street. Continue straight on Cuchara passing two side streets till Cuchara turns south. Follow this dirt road for 1.1 miles until reaching an intersection with a sign that says "Huajatolla Valley". Turn left (east) and follow this dirt road for 5.4 miles then begin looking for a sign on the right which says "Wahatoya Trail #1304". Turn right (west) and park up the road. This is the lower trailhead. If you have a 4WD vehicle, you can continue on this road further until reaching the upper trailhead.

Name Notes: The Spanish Peaks have been known by many different names historically. The First Nations name (translated as "Breasts of the World") can be spelled at least three different ways in the area; Wahatoya, Huajatolla and Guajatoyah. It has also been referred to in spanish as one of the Dos Hermanos (2 brothers).

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10 East Spanish Peak Kevin Altheim

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2 West and East Spanish Peaks. Kevin Altheim