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Animas Area

Range TypeBogus mountain grouping for this site
Highest PointAnimas Mountains High Point (8565 ft/2611 m)
CountriesMexico (51%), United States (49%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
States/ProvincesNew Mexico (47%), Chihuahua (30%), Sonora (21%), Arizona (2%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area4,496 sq mi / 11,643 sq km
Area may include lowland areas
Extent116 mi / 187 km North-South
82 mi / 131 km East-West
Center Lat/Long31° 32' N; 108° 37' W
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Map of Animas Area
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Note: Range borders shown on map are an approximation and are not authoritative.
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Other Ranges: To go to pages for other ranges either click on the map above, or on range names in the hierarchy snapshot below, which show the parent, siblings, and children of the Animas Area.
Southwest New Mexico RangesLevel 4 (Parent)
         West-Central Rio Grande AreaLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Tularosa AreaLevel 5 (Sibling)
         San Mateo Mountains (South)Level 5 (Sibling)
         Mogollon MountainsLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Black RangeLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Summit MountainsLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Silver City RangesLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Animas AreaLevel 5
                 Guadalupe MountainsLevel 6 (Child)
         West Las Cruces RangesLevel 5 (Sibling)



Major Peaks of the Animas Area

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NameftmRange6
1.Animas Mountains High Point85652611 
2.Animas Peak85312600 
3.Big Hatchet Peak83562547 
4.Sierra de San Luis High Point8268+2520+ 
5.Cerro Pitaycachi7480+2280+ 
6.Zeller Peak74262263 
7.Gillespie Mountain73242232 
8.Center Peak70622152 
9.Alamo Hueco Mountains68512088 
10.Anderson Mountain66872038 
Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.
Child Range High Points
RankPeak NameftmRange6
1.Guadalupe Mountains High Point51761578Guadalupe Mountains



Photos of Peaks in the Animas Area

Big Hatchet Peak
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The west side of Big Hatchet from highway 81 (2017-11-12). Photo by Richard Carey.
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Alamo Hueco Mountains
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Alamo Hueco. The route we took was through the low saddle on the left (2015-03-13). Photo by Dennis Poulin.
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