The Wet Mountains are a small mountain range in southern Colorado, named for the amount of snow they receive in the winter. They are a sub-range of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, in the southern Rocky Mountains System. There are three variant names of mountain range: Cuerno Verde, Greenhorn Mountains, and Sierra Mojada.GeographyMost of the Wet Mountains range is within Custer County. Greenhorn Peak and part of the range are in Huerfano County and Pueblo County. The range runs approximately from U.S. Highway 50 to Walsenburg.The tallest point is known as Greenhorn Mountain, which has multiple peaks, the highest of which reaches 12346ft. Greenhorn Peak, St. Charles Peak, and North Peak all reach above tree line. The range provides the eastern boundary of the Wet Mountain Valley, bordered on the west by the Sangre de Cristos.SettlementsThe adjacent Wet Mountain Valley contains the small towns of Westcliffe and Silver Cliff. Within the mountains, Highway 96 weaves its way down to Wetmore by way of Hardscrabble Canyon and is one of only three main exits from the valley. The only other highway in the range is Highway 165, which travels through the range to Rye and Colorado City, and can also be noted for Lake Isabel and Bishop's Castle.Put Wet Mountains at the forefront of your travel plans using our Pueblo online attractions planner .
Wet Mountains Reviews
There is nothing like the Wet Mountain Valley. Activities for everyone year yound. Hunting, fishing, hiking, picnicking, horseback riding or just plain nature loving. Silvercliffe/Westcliffe have grow... more »
The wet mountains are wonderful. Cooler and wetter, they grow a bit more lush than other places up and down the front range. Beautiful trails, several lakes, pine trees and more pine trees, history, i... more »
Colorado is beautiful. Go there!
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