National Natural Landmarks

Spanish Peaks

Spanish Peaks
Spanish Peaks

Spanish Peaks, located within the San Isabel National Forest, is one of the best known examples of exposed igneous dikes. Dikes are formed when molten igneous material is forced into a fracture or fault before becoming solidified. There may be over 500 such dikes in the area.

Location: Huerfano County, CO ; Huerfano County, CO ; Las Animas County, CO ; Las Animas County, CO

Year designated: 1976

Acres: 37,678

Ownership: Federal, Private

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