Mount Mestas

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Mount Mestas
Mount Mestas.JPG
A view of Mount Mestas from the Cuchara Valley.
Highest point
Elevation11,573 ft (3,527 m) [1][2]
Prominence2,229 ft (679 m) [2]
Isolation16.33 mi (26.28 km) [2]
ListingColorado prominent summits
Coordinates37°34′58″N 105°08′50″W / 37.5827867°N 105.1472229°W / 37.5827867; -105.1472229Coordinates: 37°34′58″N 105°08′50″W / 37.5827867°N 105.1472229°W / 37.5827867; -105.1472229[3]
Mount Mestas is located in Colorado
Mount Mestas
Mount Mestas
LocationHuerfano County, Colorado, U.S.[3]
Parent rangeSangre de Cristo Range[2]
Topo mapUSGS 7.5' topographic map
La Veta Pass, Colorado[3]

Mount Mestas is a mountain summit in the southeastern Sangre de Cristo Range of the Rocky Mountains of North America. The 11,573-foot (3,527 m) peak is located 3.2 miles (5.1 km) southeast (bearing 131°) of North La Veta Pass in Huerfano County, Colorado, United States.[1][2][3] The mountain 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.[3]


Historical names[edit]

  • Mt. Baldy
  • Baldy Peak
  • La Veta Peak – 1908 [3]
  • Mount Mestas – 1949 [3]
  • Veta Mountain
  • Veta Peak

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b The elevation of Mount Mestas includes an adjustment of +1.372 m (+4.50 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Mount Mestas, Colorado". Retrieved October 21, 2014.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g "Mount Mestas". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved October 21, 2014.

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