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This pointy behemoth towers over Salida and the Arkansas River Valley, topping out at 14,229 feet—it’s a barren, very different world from the lush valley below. Like most climbs in the bulky Sawatch Range, the trek is a long day—9 miles and 4,600 feet of climbing—and that’s if you decide against bagging the neighboring 14er, Tabeguache Peak. The peak is also known for the “Angel of Shavano,” a two-armed stick figure of snow that persists well into summer.
Recommended season(s): Late spring to early fall
—R. Scott Rappold
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