Sangre de Cristo Mountains


San·gre de Cris·to Mountains

geographical name \ˌsaŋ-grē-də-ˈkris-(ˌ)tō\

Definition of SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS

mountains S Colorado & N New Mexico in Rocky Mountains — see blanca peak

Sangre de Cristo Mountains

   (Concise Encyclopedia)

Segment of the southern Rocky Mountains. The mountains extend southeast for about 250 mi (400 km) from south-central Colorado to north-central New Mexico. Many of the peaks exceed 14,000 ft (4,300 m); Blanca Peak, at 14,345 ft (4,372 m), is the highest. Tourism and mining are the main economic activities.

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