Ellingwood Point Summit Markers to commemorate your hike!
Ellingwood Point, or Ellingwood Peak, is a 14,042 ft summit in the U.S. state of Colorado. It is located at the southern end of the Sangre de Cristo Range, approximately 1/2 mile (1 km) northwest of Blanca Peak. It lies on the border between Alamosa County and Huerfano County. It is named for Albert Russell Ellingwood, an early pioneer of climbing in the Western United States and in Colorado in particular.
Ellingwood Point only barely qualifies as an independent peak under the 300-foot (91 m) topographic prominence cutoff which is standard in Colorado. It is also quite close to its parent peak, Blanca Peak. Hence its inclusion in fourteener lists has been somewhat controversial. However most authorities do consider it a true fourteener.