Mt. Mestas

Mt. Mestas is a mountain summit in the southeastern Sangre de Cristo Range. The 11,573-foot peak is located 3.2 miles southeast of North La Veta Pass. 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. Mestas is a stock, as are the Spanish Peaks, Silver Mountain, Rough Mountain, and Sheep and Little Sheep Mountains. Mt. Mestas is mostly BLM owned with a lot of Bighorn Sheep and Rocky Mountain elk in the area. On the north side of nearby Rough Mountain, there is a reserved area where bighorn sheep are dropped off to help repopulate the area.