Sangre de Cristo Mountains


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Sangre de Cristo Mountains

(săng`grē də krĭs`tō), part of the S Rocky Mts., extending c.220 mi (350 km) from S central Colo. into N central N.Mex. Noted elevations in Colorado are Blanca Peak (14,317 ft/4,364 m), the highest, lying in the Sierra Blanca section, and Kit Carson Peak (14,100 ft/4,298 m); the Truchas peaks are in New Mexico. Most of the range is included in national forests.
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Through the ages, the dunes have swelled and receded in an endless cycle: Erosion of the San Juan and Sangre de Cristo Mountains creates sediment; snowmelt feeds springtime streams, which carry the sand into the valley like a conveyer belt; and opposing winds blow the grains of sand into dunes and push the piles skyward.
Sited in the foothills of the Rockies, in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, galleries and museums exhibit traditional and contemporary works -- including those of Georgia O'Keefe.
Centuries ago, Spanish colonists took advantage of the abundant snow melt from the Sangre de Cristo Mountains above Taos and dug an elaborate network of irrigation ditches called acequias.
Granite is the primary component of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains.
Located 7,000 feet above sea level in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, a two-and-a-half-hour drive from Albuquerque Airport and 70 miles from Santa Fe, the home of the "red willow" (the meaning of taos in the native Tiwa language) has for years attracted those with adventure in their souls and creativity in their hearts.
THE ADVENTURE On a llamatrekking hike through the federally protected Wild and Scenic Rivers recreation area of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, you'll descend 800 feet to the Rio Grande Riven Let your llama loose to graze while you visit freshwater springs, discover ancient petroglyphs, and bask by the river, sipping hot tea.
Female artists are drawn by the light, which is sometimes warm and golden and other times bold enough to turn the surrounding mountains blood-red--a fact that prompted the Spanish conquistadors to dub them the Sangre de Cristo Mountains for their resemblance to the "blood of Christ.
Not only are the forests of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains in full color, you can catch the Sabor de Las Vegas, an outdoor festival with tastings by dozens of local restaurants, live entertainment and street vendors.
Las Vegas is sixty miles east of Santa Fe, in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains.
Situated 7,000 feet above sea level, high in New Mexico's Sangre de Cristo Mountains, Santa Fe is the nation's third-largest art market, as well as an upscale tourist and retirement destination.
We toured Garden of the Gods and saw the Sangre de Cristo mountains in the distance.
The final recovery plan for the Holy Ghost ipomopsis, an endangered plant known from only one site in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains of north-central New Mexico, became available to the public on February 4, 2003.