from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A range of the southern Rocky Mountains extending about 354 km (220 mi) from south-central Colorado to north-central New Mexico. Blanca Peak, 4,375.2 m (14,345 ft), is the highest point.
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Set on a shoulder of a dormant volcano at an elevation of 7,200 feet, it commands a godly view of the Rio Grande Valley and the Sangre de Cristo Mountains to the east.
I would lie in a meadow and watch thunderstorms build over the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and dream of someday soaring between the canyons of vapor.