Sangre de Cristo Mountains

A subrange of the southern Rocky Mountains, stretching from southern Colorado into northern New Mexico in the United States. Known for their dramatic peaks, lush forests, and diverse ecosystems, the Sangre de Cristo Mountains are a popular destination for hikers, campers, and nature enthusiasts. They form part of the larger Sangre de Cristo Range, which is one of the longest continuous mountain chains in the world. Hermit’s Peak, located near Las Vegas, New Mexico, is a prominent feature within this mountain range. The Calf Canyon/Hermit’s Peak Fire impacted the region, causing damage to the environment and raising concerns about wildfire management, ecological conservation, and legal responsibilities in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains.