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New Mexico 12,000-foot Peaks

Ranked Peaks have 280 feet of Clean Prominence

Showing Greg Slayden's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (1 out of 36, or 2.78%)

RankPeak Elev-Ft
(Avg)
 Prom-Ft
(Avg)
Range (Level 5)Isol-MiAscent Date
1.Wheeler Peak13,1613409Taos Mountains37.01989-05-09 c
 Mount Walter13,13373Taos Mountains.41989-05-09 b
 Old Mike Peak13,113253Taos Mountains1.0 
2.Truchas Peak13,1024001Santa Fe Mountains42.3 
 Middle Truchas Peak13,066246Santa Fe Mountains.7 
 Medio Truchas Peak13,060160Santa Fe Mountains.4 
3.North Truchas Peak13,024644Santa Fe Mountains.9 
 Simpson Peak12,97676Taos Mountains.5 
4.Big Costilla Peak12,9311471Culebra Range13.4 
 Peak 1288012,900200Santa Fe Mountains.5 
5.Vintrero Benchmark12,881711Culebra Range3.9 
6.Lake Fork Peak12,881621Taos Mountains1.6 
7.Chimayosos Peak12,841861Santa Fe Mountains1.3 
8.Jicarita Peak12,835735Santa Fe Mountains6.1 
9.Jicarita Peak-South Peak12,828288Santa Fe Mountains.7 
10.Peak 1281912,819479Taos Mountains1.1 
 Big Costilla Peak-North Peak12,739199Culebra Range1.2 
11.Venado Peak12,7342971Taos Mountains11.8 
12.Gold Hill12,7161816Taos Mountains6.1 
13.Latir Peak12,708328Taos Mountains1.2 
14.Sheepshead Peak12,696476Santa Fe Mountains.8 
 Latir Mesa12,69272Taos Mountains.4 
 Red Dome12,661161Taos Mountains.9 
15.Santa Barbara Peak12,660520Santa Fe Mountains3.0 
16.Vallecito Mountain12,643823Taos Mountains1.5 
17.Santa Fe Baldy12,6222002Santa Fe Mountains11.0 
18.Trouble Benchmark12,622322Santa Fe Mountains2.0 
19.Virsylvia Peak12,594334Taos Mountains.8 
20.Little Costilla Peak12,5842444Culebra Range7.8 
 Peak 1257212,57272Culebra Range1.5 
21.East Pecos Baldy12,529909Santa Fe Mountains3.5 
22.Barbara Peak12,515455Santa Fe Mountains1.0 
 Jicarita Peak-North Peak12,510265Santa Fe Mountains.8 
23.Pecos Baldy12,500280Santa Fe Mountains.7 
 Jicarilla Peak12,494274Santa Fe Mountains1.5 
 Kachina Peak12,481181Taos Mountains.8 
24.Jarocito Creek Peak12,460355Culebra Range1.2 
25.Peak 1245612,456396Taos Mountains1.4 
 Trampas-Santa Barbara Ridge12,453273Santa Fe Mountains1.2 
 Lew Wallace Peak12,449229Taos Mountains1.1 
26.Cabresto Peak12,448308Taos Mountains.8 
27.Baldy Mountain12,4412701Cimarron Range11.3 
28.Lake Peak12,4091349Santa Fe Mountains2.6 
29.Redonda Peak12,357657Santa Fe Mountains2.2 
 Little Jicarita Peak12,328148Santa Fe Mountains1.2 
30.Pueblo Peak12,3051245Taos Mountains3.2 
 Peak 1229312,293153Taos Mountains.4 
31.Little Jicarita West12,266286Santa Fe Mountains1.5 
 Taos Cone12,260200Taos Mountains.8 
 Penitente Peak12,249189Santa Fe Mountains.4 
 Peak 1221712,217237Taos Mountains1.5 
32.Pueblo Peak-West Peak12,180480Taos Mountains.5 
33.Trampas Peak12,170990Santa Fe Mountains1.9 
34.Bull Creek Peak12,170310Taos Mountains.4 
 Peak 1216512,165225Taos Mountains1.3 
 Frazer Mountain12,163223Taos Mountains1.71989-05-09 a
35.Baldy Cabin Peak12,116456Taos Mountains.7 
36.Lobo Peak12,115940Taos Mountains4.5 
37.Peak 1204012,060320Taos Mountains1.0 
 Baldy Mountain12,048228Taos Mountains.7 
 Tesuque Peak12,047107Santa Fe Mountains.9 
38.Touch-Me-Not Mountain12,044944Cimarron Range3.5 
39.Peak 1202512,025285Taos Mountains1.4 
40.Peak 1201412,014394Taos Mountains.9 
 Peak 1201212,012192Taos Mountains1.0 

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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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