Mount Mestas facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsMount Mestas
A view of Mount Mestas from the Cuchara Valley.
|Elevation||11,573 ft (3,527 m)|
|Prominence||2,229 ft (679 m)|
|Isolation||16.33 mi (26.28 km)|
|Listing||Colorado prominent summits|
|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.
- Mt. Baldy
- Baldy Peak
- La Veta Peak – 1908
- Mount Mestas – 1949
- Veta Mountain
- Veta Peak
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