Mount Mestas

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Mount Mestas
Veta Pass.JPG
A view of Mount Mestas from Old La Veta Pass.
Elevation 11,574 ft (3,528 m) NAVD 88[1]
Prominence 2,209 ft (673 m)[1]
Mount Mestas is located in Colorado
Mount Mestas
Mount Mestas
Location Huerfano County, Colorado, U.S.
Range Front Range
Coordinates 37°34′58″N 105°08′50″W / 37.58278°N 105.14722°W / 37.58278; -105.14722Coordinates: 37°34′58″N 105°08′50″W / 37.58278°N 105.14722°W / 37.58278; -105.14722[2]
Topo map USGS La Veta Pass

Mount Mestas, elevation 11,574 ft (3,528 m), is a summit in the Sangre de Cristo Range of southern Colorado. The mountain located west of Walsenburg in Huerfano County was known as La Veta Peak until 1949 when it was renamed in honor of PFC Felix B. Mestas, Jr. who was killed in action during the Second World War.[2]


  1. ^ a b "Mount Mestas, Colorado". Retrieved 2013-05-27. 
  2. ^ a b "Mount Mestas". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2013-05-27. 

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