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Sangre de Cristo Wilderness

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A portion of the wilderness area is located within Great Sand Dunes National Preserve which is located adjacent to Great Sand Dunes National Park. The Medano Pass 4-wheel drive primitive road passes through a corridor within the wilderness area and can be accessed from the west side through Great Sand Dunes National Park or from the east side off Colorado Highway 69 about 25 miles south of the town of Westcliffe. Two other roads, one leading to the top of Mosca Pass and the other leading to the east side of Music Pass provide access to hiking trails leading into the wilderness area and preserve.