Sangre de Cristo Ecosystem

Sangre de Cristo Ecosystem (HM1CIH)

Location: Chatham, CO 81146 Alamosa County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 43.974', W 105° 30.738'

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Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve

Different Life Zones Exist in the Mountains

Imagine climbing the mountain in front of you. You might notice it gets cooler as you ascend. As the temperature drops, moisture in the air condenses, precipitation increases, and creates different life zones.

The Alpine Life Zone
Only low shrubs and a few hardy plants can survive this cold, windy climate.

The Subalpine Life Zone
These dense, moist forests consist of spruce and subalpine fir trees.

The Montane Life Zone
Aspen trees mark moist locations. Ponderosa Pines are typical of drier sites in this live zone.

The Foothills Life Zone
Pinons and junipers dominate this dry shrub ecosystem.
Placed ByNational Park Service-United States Department of the Interior
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Date Added Monday, September 1st, 2014 at 2:09am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)13S E 454858 N 4176303
Decimal Degrees37.73290000, -105.51230000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 43.974', W 105° 30.738'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 43' 58.44" N, 105° 30' 44.28" W
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Area Code(s)719
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 573 Mosca Pass Trail, Chatham CO 81146, US
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