Mt. Shavano

Total Miles
6.3

Elevation

2971.75 ft

Duration

Hours

Technical Rating

2

Easy

Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall

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Trail Overview

The first half of this route follows CR 250 through BLM Land with great views of the Arkansas River Valley to the south. The road forks midway through as it enters Forest Service Land; stay left onto CR 252 heading up to the Mt Shavano/Tabeguache Trailhead. The trail is bumpy and rocky throughout, with whoops in the second half, and has plenty of space for vehicles to pass. Multiple dispersed campsites can be found along the route and access to the Colorado Trail.

Difficulty

Easy

Technical Rating

2

Access Description

On U.S. 285, one mile north of the U.S. 50 Junction near Poncha Springs, turn west onto County Road (CR) 140. This turn is about 21 miles south of Buena Vista, and across the highway from the Salida Airport. Measure from here. On CR 140, drive 1.7 miles and then turn right on CR 250. Continue to 2.6 miles where the road turns to dirt.