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Mount Mestas
Mount Mestas.JPG
A view of Mount Mestas from the Cuchara Valley.
Highest point
Elevation 11,573 ft (3,527 m)
Prominence 2,229 ft (679 m)
Isolation 16.33 mi (26.28 km)
Listing Colorado prominent summits
Mount Mestas is located in Colorado
Mount Mestas
Mount Mestas
Location in Colorado
Location Huerfano County, Colorado, U.S.
Parent range Sangre de Cristo Range
Topo map USGS 7.5' topographic map
La Veta Pass, Colorado

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. 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.


Historical names

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