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Mount Lindsey
Mount Lindsey and Iron Nipple.jpg
Mt. Lindsey as seen from U.S. Route 160.
Highest point
Elevation 14,048 ft (4,282 m)
Prominence 1,542 ft (470 m)
Isolation 2.26 mi (3.64 km)
Listing Colorado Fourteener 43rd
Location Costilla County, Colorado, U.S.
Parent range Sangre de Cristo Range,
Sierra Blanca Massif
Topo map USGS 7.5' topographic map
Blanca Peak, Colorado
Easiest route Scramble, class 2/3

Mount Lindsey is a high mountain summit on the Sierra Blanca Massif in the Sangre de Cristo Range of the Rocky Mountains of North America. The 14,048-foot (4,282 m) fourteener is located in the Sangre de Cristo Land Grant, 10.8 miles (17.4 km) north (bearing 358°) of the community of Fort Garland in Costilla County, Colorado, United States.


The summit and most of the southern flank of the mountain are privately held, but access to the summit is allowed. In 1954, the name was changed to honor Malcolm Lindsey, a beloved chaperone for the Juniors of the Colorado Mountain Club in the 1940s. Previously the mountain had been known as Old Baldy.

Historical names

  • Baldy
  • Mount Lindsey – 1954
  • Old Baldy
  • Old Baldy Peak – 1906
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