Mount Shavano, with an altitude of 14,229 feet (4,337 meters), is one of the fourteeners of the U.S. State of Colorado. It is the 17th highest peak in Colorado and a near-neighbor to Tabeguache Peak. It lies just east of the Continental Divide and just west of the Arkansas River rising 7,200 feet above the town of Salida in Chaffee County to the southeast. Mount Shavano lies in the south-central part of the Sawatch Range, north of Mount Ouray and Mount Chipeta and south of the Collegiate Peaks (including Mount Princeton, Mount Harvard, and Mount Yale).
Mount Shavano is famous for the Angel of Shavano, a snow formation in the image of an angel that emerges on the east face of the mountain during snow melt each spring. Mount Shavano is located within the San Isabel National Forest and was named after Chief Shavano of the Ute Tribe.
Activity: Off-Highway Drives, Hiking
Peak elevation: 14,231 ft (4,338 m)