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Rank
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17 of 53
Elevation ...................................................14,229'
Range ...................................................Sawatch
County ...................................................Chaffee
Lat/Long ...................................................38º 37' 09" N, 106º 14' 22" W
38.619083, 106.239296

Variant Names ...................................................Mount Chavanaux, Shavano Peak, Mount Usher
Location ...................................................Shavano and Tabeguache are near the southern end of the Sawatch mountain range 15 miles northwest of Salida. The peaks are also 4 miles south of Mt. Antero (14,269').
Nearby Towns ...................................................Salida, Poncha Springs and Buena Vista
Nearby 14ers ...................................................Tabeguache Peak
History ...................................................Originally given the French spelling "Chavanaux", it was named after Ute Chief Shavano who signed a treaty with the United States."
Maps ...................................................USGS Quads: Maysville, Garfield, Mt. Antero, St. Elmo
Trails Illustrated: #130
Road Access ...................................................Rough 2WD access to 9,800' from the southeast by taking Forest Road 252 (after other Forest Roads) to the Shavano/Tabeguache trailhead (replaces the old Blank Cabin TH).
2WD access to 9,200' from the south via CR 240 to the Angel of Shavano Campground.
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Standard Route ...................................................
East Slopes
Difficulty:   Class 2 
Trailhead: Shavano/Tabeguache
Trailhead Elev.: 9,750 feet
Elevation Gain: 4,600 feet
Trip Length: 9 miles
Exposure: Mild exposure very close to the route. Route options may be limited but you should be able to walk past the exposure area. 2


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