Paso de Cortés

Col Elevation: 3680- meters, 12,073- feet

Key Col for:Volcán Iztaccíhuatl  (5220 m/17,126 ft)
Key Col Elevation Info:Elevation range: 3680 - 3660 m
    (20-meter contour interval)
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)19° 5' 11'' N, 98° 38' 48'' W
19.086413, -98.646591 (Dec Deg)
ProminenceClean: 1540 m/5053 ft
Optimistic: 1580 m/5184 ft
Average: 1560 m/5118 ft
Prominence Parentage:Line Parent: Volcán Popocatépetl
Prominence Parent: Volcán Popocatépetl
Island Parent: Volcán Popocatépetl
Ridgewalk Distance:21.08 km/13.1 mi

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RangesContinent: North America
Range2: Central Mexican Ranges
Range3: Cordillera Neovolcanica
Range4: Central Neovolcanica
Range5: Popo-Izta Range
Ridges/DividesContinental Divide of N.A.
Drainage Basins
Pacific Ocean

Valley of Mexico
Internal Drainage-N.A.
Worldwide Internal Drainage
OwnershipLand: Parque nacional Iztaccíhuatl-Popocatépetl

Detailed Ridgewalk Listing

The table below lists the peaks and cols that lie on the path from Volcán Iztaccíhuatl to its Key Col and onward to its Line Parent.  This route is the highest possible path that follows ridgecrests from the peak to higher ground. It corresponds to the yellow line on the map above.  Note: This feature is preliminary. There may be errors in the ridgewalk data and/or bugs in the code that give misleading results. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Ridge PointLocationElev-mProm-mRidge Name(s)Basins to each sideDist-kmCumulative-km
START: Volcán IztaccíhuatlMexico-Pue/Mex52201540 Balsas/Valley of Mexico  
(Unnamed Col) 5100  Balsas/Valley of Mexico1.291.29
Iztaccíhuatl-Las RodillasMexico-Pue/Mex51000 Balsas/Valley of Mexico0.251.53
(Unnamed Col) 4540  Balsas/Valley of Mexico2.544.08
Iztaccíhuatl-Los PiesMexico-Pue/Mex4700160 Balsas/Valley of Mexico0.584.66
KEY COL: Paso de Cortés 3680 Continental Divide of N.A.Balsas/Valley of Mexico8.4513.11
(Ridge Junction)   Continental Divide of N.A.Balsas/Valley of Mexico3.9617.07
LINE PARENT: Volcán PopocatépetlMexico-Mex/Mor/Pue54003020  421.08
PROM PARENT: Volcán PopocatépetlMexico-Mex/Mor/Pue54003020    
ISLAND PARENT: Volcán PopocatépetlMexico-Mex/Mor/Pue54003020    

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