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New Mexico 12,000-foot Peaks

Ranked Peaks have 280 feet of Clean Prominence

RankPeak Elev-M  Prom-M Range (Level 5)Isol-KmAscent Date
1.Wheeler Peak40111039Taos Mountains59.6 
 Mount Walter400316Taos Mountains.6 
 Old Mike Peak399771Taos Mountains1.5 
2.Truchas Peak39931219Santa Fe Mountains68.1 
 Middle Truchas Peak398369Santa Fe Mountains1.2 
 Medio Truchas Peak397537Santa Fe Mountains.6 
3.North Truchas Peak3970190Santa Fe Mountains1.5 
 Simpson Peak395517Taos Mountains.8 
4.Big Costilla Peak3941442Culebra Range21.6 
5.Vintrero Benchmark3926217Culebra Range6.3 
5.Lake Fork Peak3926183Taos Mountains2.6 
 Peak 12880392649Santa Fe Mountains.8 
7.Chimayosos Peak3914256Santa Fe Mountains2.1 
8.Jicarita Peak3912218Santa Fe Mountains9.8 
 Jicarita Peak-South Peak391082Santa Fe Mountains1.1 
9.Peak 128193907140Taos Mountains1.7 
 Big Costilla Peak-North Peak388355Culebra Range1.9 
10.Venado Peak3881905Taos Mountains19.0 
11.Gold Hill3876548Taos Mountains9.8 
12.Latir Peak387393Taos Mountains1.9 
13.Sheepshead Peak3870139Santa Fe Mountains1.2 
 Latir Mesa386916Taos Mountains.7 
 Red Dome385943Taos Mountains1.5 
14.Vallecito Mountain3854245Taos Mountains2.3 
15.Santa Barbara Peak3853147Santa Fe Mountains4.8 
16.Santa Fe Baldy3847604Santa Fe Mountains17.7 
16.Trouble Benchmark384792Santa Fe Mountains3.2 
18.Virsylvia Peak383996Taos Mountains1.3 
19.Little Costilla Peak3836739Culebra Range12.5 
 Peak 12572383216Culebra Range2.5 
20.East Pecos Baldy3819271Santa Fe Mountains5.6 
21.Barbara Peak3815133Santa Fe Mountains1.6 
 Jicarita Peak-North Peak381381Santa Fe Mountains1.4 
 Pecos Baldy381079Santa Fe Mountains1.2 
 Jicarilla Peak380877Santa Fe Mountains2.4 
 Kachina Peak380455Taos Mountains1.2 
22.Peak 124563797115Taos Mountains2.2 
 Trampas-Santa Barbara Ridge379677Santa Fe Mountains1.9 
 Lew Wallace Peak379463Taos Mountains1.8 
23.Cabresto Peak379488Taos Mountains1.3 
24.Baldy Mountain3792817Cimarron Range18.2 
25.Jarocito Creek Peak3792102Culebra Range1.9 
26.Lake Peak3782405Santa Fe Mountains4.2 
27.Redonda Peak3766194Santa Fe Mountains3.5 
 Little Jicarita Peak375839Santa Fe Mountains1.9 
28.Pueblo Peak3751374Taos Mountains5.1 
 Peak 12293374741Taos Mountains.6 
 Little Jicarita West373981Santa Fe Mountains2.3 
 Penitente Peak373351Santa Fe Mountains.7 
 Taos Cone373149Taos Mountains1.3 
 Peak 12217372466Taos Mountains2.4 
29.Trampas Peak3709295Santa Fe Mountains3.0 
29.Bull Creek Peak370988Taos Mountains.6 
 Peak 12165370863Taos Mountains2.1 
 Frazer Mountain370762Taos Mountains2.7 
31.Pueblo Peak-West Peak3706134Taos Mountains.9 
32.Baldy Cabin Peak3693133Taos Mountains1.1 
33.Lobo Peak3693287Taos Mountains7.3 
 South Penitente Peak369165Santa Fe Mountains1.5 
 Baldy Mountain367263Taos Mountains1.1 
 Tesuque Peak367227Santa Fe Mountains1.4 
34.Touch-Me-Not Mountain3671282Cimarron Range5.6 
35.Peak 12040367086Taos Mountains1.6 
 Peak 12025366581Taos Mountains2.2 
36.Peak 120143662114Taos Mountains1.4 
 Peak 12012366152Taos Mountains1.6 

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List Description

This list shows the highest peaks in New Mexico. All of the "12ers" in the state are located in the Sange del Cristo Mountains, stretching south from the Colorado state line to near Santa Fe.

To be ranked on this list, a peak must have a clean prominence of 280 feet, which is generally equivalent to an interpolated prominence of 300 feet. This is the most commonly-used standard used in Colorado for the 14er and 13er lists in that state, and seems appropriate for New Mexico as well.

Acknowledgments

Many thanks to Phil Robinson, who supplied many of the peaks on this list.

 


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