Tabeguache Peak

Photo of Tabeguache Peak
Photo uploaded by Carl E. Helton

Tabequache Peak is just north of Mt. Shavano, and the two are often climbed together. For Tabequache Peak alone, the best route is probably from the Jennings Creek Trailhead, ascending the southeast ridge. But if both Shavano and Tabeguache are on the agenda, either the Angel of Shavano or Blank Gulch Trails may be better due to the severe erosion on the Jennings Creek route. Tabeguache (pronounced "tab-a-wash") is named after a branch of Ute Indians.

Elevation (feet): 14,155
Elevation (meters): 4,314
Continent: North America
Country: United States
Range/Region: Sawatch Range
State: Colorado
Latitude: 38.6253
Longitude: -106.25
Difficulty: Walk up
Nearest major airport: Colorado Springs or Denver
Convenient Center: Salida

Thanks to Kirk Mallory for adding this peak.

Trip Reports

There are 20 trip reports for Tabeguache Peak.

  • Log #11786 - by Brent Eigsti on May 05, 20043.00 stars
    Deadly did shavano in the same day to!!!!
  • Log #11787 - by Greg Jackson on Nov 26, 20033.00 stars
    I drove over Antero's shoulder and camped west of Browns Lake. In the morning I ascended to the 12,600 pass west of the summit and walked the ridge to the peak. Good climb and camp.
  • Log #11788 - by AJ on Nov 12, 20033.00 stars
    Lightening too close for comfort. Weather cleared and we had a great view. Also hit Shavano while there.
  • Log #11789 - by Sebastian Zeigler on Oct 08, 20033.00 stars
    Snow and sleet, fortunately no lightning.
  • Log #11790 - by Patrick L. Lilly on Sep 01, 20033.00 stars
    After climbing Mt. Shavano (see entry for that peak), we (my daughter and I) traversed the ridge to Tabeguache Peak in about an hour and 20 minutes. We were disappointed that there was no register on...
  • Log #11791 - by Rich Laksonen on Jan 05, 20033.00 stars
    Oh my, for my first mountain it was touch, took a rouch trail to the foot and then up the rocks to the top, a beautiful day, three other groups were up there also, I had dislocated my knee twon days...
  • Log #11792 - by Rudy R. Reyes on July 26, 20023.00 stars
    Our group left high camp at 2am equiped with flashlights, warm clothes, and a day pack of food and water. The blinding darkness was our greatest allie. For if we had seen the trechereous climb ahead...
  • Log #11793 - by Karla on July 26, 20023.00 stars
    15/f Started backpacking around 10 mi from base of Antero. Summitted Antero, then hiked over to base of Shavano. Summitted Shavano (didn't think I would make it!) and then on to Tabaguache from there...
  • Log #11794 - by Darvon K Henry on June 05, 20023.00 stars
    Climbed Shavano on the way to top.
  • Log #11795 - by Aaron Batte on May 16, 20023.00 stars
    Ascended Jennings Creek to Tabeguache then over to Shavano and down the south slopes to the Angel of Shavano trailhead. With the unusually low snow pack and impending drought season the snow was...
  • Log #11796 - by Michael Jake on Nov 12, 20013.00 stars
    Tabaguache and Shavano together. Started at Jennings Creek and finished at Angel of the Shavano Trailhead. Hiked with Mark and Steph Adams, Nate Wyant and Lori Fleury. An 'epic' bonding experience...
  • Log #11797 - by Scott Kelley on Aug 27, 20013.00 stars
    With a storm lingering, we traversed from Shavano to Tabeguache in 30 minutes...urgency does wonders. I think I actually liked Tabeguache better than Shavano because the view was just...
  • Log #11798 - by t armstrong on Aug 18, 20013.00 stars
    Climbed via jennings creek, 7.5 hour round trip including a half hour on the peak. Had to skip Shavano due to heavy weather all around. Started down from the peak 25 ft below SW ridge line off the...
  • Log #11799 - by John Collard on July 26, 20013.00 stars
    14er #5. I climbed Tabeguache from the Jennings Creek TH despite the warnings. I did not consider the erosion concerns to be significant until the way back down as I was obviously riding the pea...
  • Log #11800 - by Matt Kirk on Nov 03, 20003.00 stars
    Greetings 14er climbers and enthusiasts. I just wanted to let everyone know that there should be a 14ers forum coming soon at If you have the time, please come by and...
  • Log #11801 - by Sean O'Dell on July 05, 20003.00 stars
    If you want a really fun and less-traveled way to hit the Tabeguache/Shavano combo, do what I did and hit them from the north valley. Take the Mt. Antero road over the 1300 ft pass between Antero and...
  • Log #11802 - by Evan Groutage on Nov 24, 19993.00 stars
    "Over the mountains there are mountains" Yvonne, Kevin, Bagwa and I watched the mountain goats and elk; alive and wild. Clouds were dancing up from below our summit and the air was cool. We...
  • Log #11803 - by Kirk Mallory on Sep 24, 19993.00 stars
    I climbed Tabeguache via the Jennings Creek route, then went on to Shavano. After Shavano, came back over Tabequache, then went over to Carbonate Mountain (13,663). Tabeguache was my 28th Colorado...
  • Log #19700 - by Ralph Rice Jr. on July 08, 20063.00 stars
    After a failed attempt due to poor weather the previous day, my climbing partner Randy and I summitted first Shavano and then Tabeguache Peak the next day (07/07/06) in excellent weather. We signed...
  • Log #20050 - by Carl E. Helton on Sep 27, 20063.00 stars
    Did this climb from the the Brown's Lake side. Shavano was my 1st 14er back in 1997 and we were not able to summit Tabeguache at that time. Found it Ironic that Tabeguache was my 14th 14er so it was...