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New Mexico 12,000-foot Peaks

Ranked Peaks have 280 feet of Clean Prominence

Showing George Grzyb's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (0 out of 40, or 0%)

RankPeak Elev-M
(Avg)
 Prom-M
(Avg)
Range (Level 5)Isol-KmAscent Date
1.Truchas Peak39931220Santa Fe Mountains68.1 
2.Wheeler Peak40111039Taos Mountains59.6 
3.Venado Peak3881906Taos Mountains18.6 
4.Baldy Mountain3792823Cimarron Range17.7 
5.Little Costilla Peak3836745Culebra Range12.1 
6.Santa Fe Baldy3847610Santa Fe Mountains17.3 
7.Gold Hill3876554Taos Mountains8.7 
8.Big Costilla Peak3941448Culebra Range20.7 
9.Lake Peak3782411Santa Fe Mountains3.8 
10.Pueblo Peak3751379Taos Mountains4.7 
11.Trampas Peak3709302Santa Fe Mountains2.9 
12.Touch-Me-Not Mountain3671288Cimarron Range5.3 
13.Lobo Peak3693287Taos Mountains7.2 
14.East Pecos Baldy3819277Santa Fe Mountains4.8 
15.Chimayosos Peak3914262Santa Fe Mountains2.0 
16.Vallecito Mountain3854239Taos Mountains2.0 
17.Jicarita Peak3912224Santa Fe Mountains9.8 
18.Vintrero Benchmark3926217Culebra Range6.3 
19.Redonda Peak3766200Santa Fe Mountains2.6 
20.North Truchas Peak3970196Santa Fe Mountains1.5 
21.Lake Fork Peak3926189Taos Mountains2.5 
22.Santa Barbara Peak3859158Santa Fe Mountains4.7 
23.Pueblo Peak-West Peak3712146Taos Mountains.8 
24.Peak 128193907146Taos Mountains1.7 
25.Sheepshead Peak3870145Santa Fe Mountains1.2 
26.Baldy Cabin Peak3693139Taos Mountains1.1 
27.Barbara Peak3815139Santa Fe Mountains1.4 
28.Peak 124563797121Taos Mountains1.9 
29.Peak 120143662120Taos Mountains1.1 
30.Jarocito Creek Peak3798108Culebra Range.8 
31.Virsylvia Peak3839102Taos Mountains1.3 
32.Latir Peak3873100Taos Mountains1.9 
33.Trouble Benchmark384798Santa Fe Mountains3.2 
34.Peak 12040367698Taos Mountains1.4 
35.Bull Creek Peak370994Taos Mountains.5 
36.Cabresto Peak379494Taos Mountains1.3 
37.Jicarita Peak-South Peak391088Santa Fe Mountains1.1 
38.Little Jicarita West373987Santa Fe Mountains2.3 
39.Peak 12025366587Taos Mountains1.3 
40.Pecos Baldy381085Santa Fe Mountains1.2 
 Jicarilla Peak380884Santa Fe Mountains2.3 
 Trampas-Santa Barbara Ridge379683Santa Fe Mountains1.3 
 Jicarita Peak-North Peak381381Santa Fe Mountains1.1 
 Old Mike Peak399777Taos Mountains1.5 
 Middle Truchas Peak398375Santa Fe Mountains1.2 
 Peak 12217372472Taos Mountains1.3 
 Lew Wallace Peak379470Taos Mountains.8 
 Baldy Mountain367269Taos Mountains.9 
 Peak 12165370869Taos Mountains1.0 
 Frazer Mountain370768Taos Mountains.7 
 South Penitente Peak369166Santa Fe Mountains1.4 
 Peak 12225372662Culebra Range1.0 
 Peak 12880393261Santa Fe Mountains.7 
 Taos Cone373761Taos Mountains.7 
 Big Costilla Peak-North Peak388361Culebra Range1.0 
 Peak 12012366159Taos Mountains1.1 
 Penitente Peak373358Santa Fe Mountains.6 
 Kachina Peak380455Taos Mountains.6 
 Red Dome385949Taos Mountains1.1 
 Medio Truchas Peak398149Santa Fe Mountains.6 
 Little South Truchas383449Santa Fe Mountains.4 
 Peak 12293374747Taos Mountains.5 
 Little Jicarita Peak375845Santa Fe Mountains1.2 
 Peak 12027366642Santa Fe Mountains.5 
 Peak 12429378839Taos Mountains.7 
 Peak 12136369935Santa Fe Mountains2.4 
 Tesuque Peak367233Santa Fe Mountains.8 
 Simpson Peak395523Taos Mountains.7 
 Mount Walter400322Taos Mountains.6 
 Latir Mesa386922Taos Mountains.7 
 Peak 12572383222Culebra Range1.0 

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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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