COSTILLA COUNTY, Colo. — Imagine owning an entire 14er (Culebra Peak at 14,047 feet) and 18 13ers (including the Centennial peak Red Mountain at 13,908 feet).
It’s all part of the 83,000 acre Cielo Vista Ranch that is for sale for $105 million.
Culebra Peak was my final 14er in 2009. I remember paying $200 for the right to stand on its summit.
There was a daily limit on the number of climbers, and that limitation kept the mountain somewhat preserved. I only noticed a faint climbers trail to the summit.
Future climbers attempting to complete their 14ers list should track the sale. What will future access to Culebra look like? What will the cost be to stand on the summit?