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Taos Mountains

Range TypeBogus mountain grouping for this site
Highest PointWheeler Peak (13,161 ft/4011 m)
CountriesUnited States
States/ProvincesNew Mexico
Area919 sq mi / 2,381 sq km
Area may include lowland areas
Extent46 mi / 74 km North-South
26 mi / 43 km East-West
Center Lat/Long36° 40' N; 105° 30' W
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Map of Taos Mountains
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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 Taos Mountains.
Sangre de Cristo RangeLevel 4 (Parent)
         Northern Sangre de Cristo RangeLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Wet MountainsLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Sierra BlancaLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Culebra RangeLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Taos MountainsLevel 5
         Cimarron RangeLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Central Sangre de Cristo Range of NMLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Santa Fe MountainsLevel 5 (Sibling)



Major Peaks of the Taos Mountains

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NameftmRange6
1.Wheeler Peak13,1614011 
2.Mount Walter13,1334003 
3.Old Mike Peak13,1133997 
4.Simpson Peak12,9763955 
5.Lake Fork Peak12,8813926 
6.Peak 1281912,8193907 
7.Venado Peak12,7343881 
8.Gold Hill12,7163876 
9.Latir Peak12,7083873 
10.Latir Mesa12,6923869 
Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.



Photos of Peaks in the Taos Mountains

Wheeler Peak

The summit of Wheeler Peak from above La Cal Basin (1989-05-09).
Peak 12819
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Unnamed Peak 12819 in the Sangre de Cristo Range of New Mexico, from near Williams Lake (2008-09-21). Photo by Phil Robinson.
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Vallecito Mountain
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Vallecito Peak in New Mexico, in the Sange de Cristo range near Taos (2008-08). Photo by Phil Robinson.
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Frazer Mountain
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Frazer Mountain, New Mexico, often hiked on the well-used path to Wheeler Peak (2009-06-17). Photo by Phil Robinson.
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