Mount Shavano

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Mount Shavano
Esprit Point and Mount Shavano.jpg
Esprit Point (left) and Mt. Shavano from the southeast
Highest point
Elevation14,231 ft (4,338 m) [1][2]
Prominence1,619 ft (493 m) [3]
Isolation3.78 mi (6.08 km) [3]
ListingColorado Fourteener 17th
Coordinates38°37′09″N 106°14′22″W / 38.6191541°N 106.2393278°W / 38.6191541; -106.2393278Coordinates: 38°37′09″N 106°14′22″W / 38.6191541°N 106.2393278°W / 38.6191541; -106.2393278[1]
Mount Shavano is located in Colorado
Mount Shavano
Mount Shavano
LocationChaffee County, Colorado, U.S.[4]
Parent rangeSawatch Range[3]
Topo mapUSGS 7.5' topographic map
Maysville, Colorado[1]
Easiest routeHike

Mount Shavano is a high mountain summit in the southern Sawatch Range of the Rocky Mountains of North America. The 14,231-foot (4,338 m) fourteener is located in San Isabel National Forest, 6.5 miles (10.5 km) north by west (bearing 350°) of the community of Maysville in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. The mountain was named in honor of Ute Chief Shavano.[1][2][3][4]


Mount Shavano 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.[5]

A view of the summit of Mount Shavano during the summer hiking season.
A view of the summit of Mount Shavano during the summer hiking season.

Historical names[edit]

  • Mount Chavanaux
  • Mount Shavano – 1981 [4]
  • Mount Usher
  • Shavano Peak – 1906 [4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d "SHAVANO". NGS data sheet. U.S. National Geodetic Survey. Retrieved October 21, 2014. Note: The summit of Mount Shavano is +1.22 m (+4.0 ft) higher than NGS station SHAVANO.
  2. ^ a b The elevation of Mount Shavano includes an adjustment of +2.032 m (+6.67 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.
  3. ^ a b c d "Mount Shavano, Colorado". Retrieved October 21, 2014.
  4. ^ a b c d "Mount Shavano". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved October 29, 2014.
  5. ^ Louis W. Dawson II, Dawson's Guide to Colorado's Fourteeners, Volume 1, Blue Clover Press, 1994, ISBN 0-9628867-1-8

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