Mount Shavano

Elevation (feet): 14,229
Elevation (meters): 4,337
Continent: North America
Country: United States
Range/Region: Sawatch Range
State: Colorado
Latitude: 38.6189
Longitude: -106.239
Difficulty: Walk up
Best months for climbing: Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Year first climbed: 1888
First successful climber(s): Charles Fay (probably miners before him)
Nearest major airport: Colorado Springs or Denver
Convenient Center: Salida

Thanks to Kirk Mallory for adding this peak.

Mount Shavano is named after a Ute Indian Chief, and is the southernmost fourteener in Colorado's Sawatch Range. A distinctive feature on Mount Shavano's east face is a snow couloir that resembles an angel, and is called "The Angel of Shavano." The angel is best seen in the spring or early summer. The standard route has been the Jennings Creek Trail, but due to severe erosion, the forest service is now recommending either the Angel of Shavano or Blank Gulch Trails. Many people climb Tabeguache Peak, another fourteener, in addition to Mount Shavano.

Thanks to Kirk Mallory for this description.