Eureka Mountain-Hermit Peak Colorado

Hermit's Peak is a mountain in San Miguel County, in northern New Mexico, United States. The peak is named for the Italian religious recluse Giovanni Maria de Agostini, who lived in a cave on a narrow ledge on the southeast side of the mountain about one hundred feet below the summit rim. The cave could only be reached by descending from above. The …
Hermit's Peak is a mountain in San Miguel County, in northern New Mexico, United States. The peak is named for the Italian religious recluse Giovanni Maria de Agostini, who lived in a cave on a narrow ledge on the southeast side of the mountain about one hundred feet below the summit rim. The cave could only be reached by descending from above. The cave roof was too low to allow Agostini to stand erect. To help shut out the elements and to protect himself from the sheer drop below, Agostini built a rock wall round the mouth of the cave. Agostini lived in the cave from August, 1863 to May, 1866. His cave became the subject of pilgrimage by some devout New Mexicans, during his life and for a number of years after his death.
  • Elevation: 10,267 ft (3,129 m)
  • Location: San Miguel County, New Mexico, U.S.
  • Prominence: 1,040 ft (320 m)
  • Parent range: Sangre de Cristo Mountains
  • Topo map: USGS El Porvenir
  • Easiest route: 9.5 mile trail from El Porvenir Trailhead
Data from: en.wikipedia.org