Private 14ers

Sidebar by Ed Quillen

Kit Carson Mountain – October 2000 – Colorado Central Magazine

When it comes to scenic real estate, few parcels can match having your very own 14,000-foot peak.

Thanks to old Mexican land grants, several of Colorado’s tallest summits are in private hands.

The best-known of these is 14,059-foot Culebra Peak, on La Sierra (or the Taylor Ranch, depending on your politics) a few miles east of the town of San Luis in Costilla County.

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