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New Mexico 12,000-foot Peaks

Ranked Peaks have 280 feet of Clean Prominence

Showing Alan Bernier's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (19 out of 40, or 47.5%)

RankPeak Elev-Ft
(Avg)
 Prom-Ft
(Avg)
Range (Level 5)Isol-MiAscent Date
1.Santa Barbara Peak12,660520Santa Fe Mountains3.02012-06-19
2.Pueblo Peak-West Peak12,180480Taos Mountains.5 
3.Peak 1204012,060320Taos Mountains1.02012-06-21
 Peak 1288012,900200Santa Fe Mountains.5 
 Taos Cone12,260200Taos Mountains.8 
 Medio Truchas Peak13,060160Santa Fe Mountains.42012-06-20
4.Jarocito Creek Peak12,460NullCulebra Range1.2 
 Frazer MountainNullNullTaos Mountains1.72011-06-18
 Mount WalterNullNullTaos Mountains.42011-06-18
 Simpson PeakNullNullTaos Mountains.52011-06-18
 Red DomeNullNullTaos Mountains.9 
 Old Mike PeakNullNullTaos Mountains1.02011-06-18
 Lew Wallace PeakNullNullTaos Mountains1.1 
 Tesuque PeakNullNullSanta Fe Mountains.9 
 Middle Truchas PeakNullNullSanta Fe Mountains.72012-06-20
 Little Jicarita PeakNullNullSanta Fe Mountains1.2 
 Jicarita Peak-North PeakNullNullSanta Fe Mountains.8 
 Penitente PeakNullNullSanta Fe Mountains.4 
 Jicarilla PeakNullNullSanta Fe Mountains1.5 
 Baldy MountainNullNullTaos Mountains.7 
 Big Costilla Peak-North PeakNullNullCulebra Range1.2 
 Trampas-Santa Barbara RidgeNullNullSanta Fe Mountains1.2 
 Kachina PeakNullNullTaos Mountains.82011-06-17
 Peak 12217NullNullTaos Mountains1.52012-06-21
 Latir MesaNullNullTaos Mountains.4 
 Peak 12012NullNullTaos Mountains1.02011-06-17
 Peak 12165NullNullTaos Mountains1.3 
 Peak 12293NullNullTaos Mountains.4 
 Peak 12572NullNullCulebra Range1.5 
 South Penitente PeakNullNullSanta Fe Mountains.9 
 Peak 12027NullNullSanta Fe Mountains.5 
 Peak 12225NullNullCulebra Range1.0 
4.Little Costilla PeakNullNullCulebra Range7.82011-06-19
4.Latir PeakNullNullTaos Mountains1.2 
4.Venado PeakNullNullTaos Mountains11.82013-07-02
4.Gold HillNullNullTaos Mountains6.12012-06-21
4.Wheeler PeakNullNullTaos Mountains37.02011-06-18
4.Lake Fork PeakNullNullTaos Mountains1.62011-06-17
4.Truchas PeakNullNullSanta Fe Mountains42.32012-06-20
4.Santa Fe BaldyNullNullSanta Fe Mountains11.0 
4.Lake PeakNullNullSanta Fe Mountains2.6 
4.Peak 12819NullNullTaos Mountains1.12012-06-22
4.Vallecito MountainNullNullTaos Mountains1.5 
4.North Truchas PeakNullNullSanta Fe Mountains.92012-06-19
4.East Pecos BaldyNullNullSanta Fe Mountains3.5 
4.Pecos BaldyNullNullSanta Fe Mountains.7 
4.Chimayosos PeakNullNullSanta Fe Mountains1.32012-06-19
4.Sheepshead PeakNullNullSanta Fe Mountains.8 
4.Barbara PeakNullNullSanta Fe Mountains1.02012-06-19
4.Jicarita PeakNullNullSanta Fe Mountains6.12012-06-22
4.Jicarita Peak-South PeakNullNullSanta Fe Mountains.72012-06-22
4.Trouble BenchmarkNullNullSanta Fe Mountains2.0 
4.Big Costilla PeakNullNullCulebra Range13.4 
4.Vintrero BenchmarkNullNullCulebra Range3.9 
4.Virsylvia PeakNullNullTaos Mountains.82013-07-02
4.Peak 12456NullNullTaos Mountains1.42013-07-03
4.Cabresto PeakNullNullTaos Mountains.82013-07-03
4.Trampas PeakNullNullSanta Fe Mountains1.9 
4.Touch-Me-Not MountainNullNullCimarron Range3.5 
4.Pueblo PeakNullNullTaos Mountains3.2 
4.Lobo PeakNullNullTaos Mountains4.52012-06-21
4.Redonda PeakNullNullSanta Fe Mountains2.2 
4.Baldy MountainNullNullCimarron Range11.3 
4.Baldy Cabin PeakNullNullTaos Mountains.7 
4.Bull Creek PeakNullNullTaos Mountains.42013-07-03
4.Little Jicarita WestNullNullSanta Fe Mountains1.5 
4.Peak 12014NullNullTaos Mountains.9 
4.Peak 12025NullNullTaos Mountains1.4 

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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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