Overview: This Colorado 14er at 14,229 feet above sea level and 4.5 miles one way with a total one way elevation gain of ~4500 feet does not have much of a trail to follow on the final pitch up to the summit. It does have some mighty fine near and long distance views to enjoy at the summit top!
Also, it should be noted that this is the standard hiking route to summit Mount Shavano. Strong hikers with an early start might want to continue on to Mount Tabeguache (14,155 feet elevation), .90 miles past Mount Shavano. This would be a hike over rugged ridge line with some Class 2, adding ~1.8 total miles and 1,100 feet AEG to the trip.
Check out the Official Route and Triplogs.
This is a difficult hike. Arrive fit and prepared or this could get ugly.
WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.