Southern Great Plains

Range TypeGeographically-defined sub-range
Highest PointFishers Peak (9627 ft/2934 m)
CountriesUnited States
States/ProvincesTexas (64%), Oklahoma (14%), New Mexico (7%), Louisiana (7%), Kansas (5%), Colorado (3%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area362,360 sq mi / 938,513 sq km
Area may include lowland areas
Extent863 mi / 1,389 km North-South
907 mi / 1,460 km East-West
Center Lat/Long32° 5' N; 97° 1' W
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Map of Southern Great Plains
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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 Southern Great Plains.
Great PlainsLevel 3 (Parent)
         Canadian Great PlainsLevel 4 (Sibling)
         Northern US Great PlainsLevel 4 (Sibling)
         Black HillsLevel 4 (Sibling)
         Central Great PlainsLevel 4 (Sibling)
         Southern Great PlainsLevel 4
                 Raton MesasLevel 5 (Child)
                 Plains of the Oklahoma Panhandle AreaLevel 5 (Child)
                 Plains of Central Oklahoma and South-Central KansaLevel 5 (Child)
                 Llano EstacadoLevel 5 (Child)
                 Intra Red-Canadian River AreaLevel 5 (Child)
                 Plains of Central TexasLevel 5 (Child)
                 Plains of East TexasLevel 5 (Child)
                 Edwards PlateauLevel 5 (Child)
                 Plains of South TexasLevel 5 (Child)
                 Plains of South LouisianaLevel 5 (Child)

Major Peaks of the Southern Great Plains

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NameftmRange5
1.Fishers Peak96272934Raton Mesas
2.Fishers Peak Mesa96262934Raton Mesas
3.Bartlett Mesa88822707Raton Mesas
4.Laughlin Peak88182688Raton Mesas
5.Sierra Grande87202658Raton Mesas
6.Johnson Mesa86582639Raton Mesas
7.Towndrow Peak86242629Raton Mesas
8.Dale Mountain8480+2585+Raton Mesas
9.Pine Butte West84352571Raton Mesas
10.Red Mountain84232567Raton Mesas
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 NameftmRange5
1.Fishers Peak96272934Raton Mesas
2.Luciano Mesa5580+1701+Llano Estacado
3.Wolf Mountain41371261Plains of the Oklahoma Panhandle Area
4.Reagan County High Point2960902Edwards Plateau
5.Gunboat Mountain2940+896+Intra Red-Canadian River Area
6.Scurry County High Point2840866Plains of Central Texas
7.Kiowa County High Point2450747Plains of Central Oklahoma and South-Central Kansa
8.Young County High Point1522464Plains of East Texas
9.Webb County High Point940+287+Plains of South Texas
10.Sabine Parish High Point490149Plains of South Louisiana

Photos of Peaks in the Southern Great Plains

Capulin Mountain
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Capulin Volcano from Highway 325 (2010-08-14). Photo by Peter Stone.
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Black Mesa

This beautiful granite monument atop the flat expanse of Black Mesa marks the highest spot in Oklahoma (1989-04-23).
Mount Scott

Mount Scott is a huge surprise, looking like a real mountain rising out of the middle of Oklahoma (1995-03-05).
Enchanted Rock
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Pink granite summit of Enchanted Rock (2013-05-09). Photo by John McHugh.
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Plaquemines Parish High Point
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Plaquemines Parish. Bring your boots! Photo by Moshe Telles.
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