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Mexico State High Points

RankStatePeak Elev-M
Range (Level 3)Ascents
1.PueblaPico de Orizaba5636Cordillera Neovolcanica339
1.VeracruzPico de Orizaba5636Cordillera Neovolcanica339
3.MorelosVolcán Popocatépetl5413Cordillera Neovolcanica51
3.MéxicoVolcán Popocatépetl5413Cordillera Neovolcanica51
5.TlaxcalaVolcán La Malinche4438Cordillera Neovolcanica184
6.JaliscoNevado de Colima4280Cordillera Neovolcanica26
7.ChiapasVolcán Tacaná4067Chiapas Ranges16
8.Ciudad de MéxicoCerro Ajusco3937Cordillera Neovolcanica41
9.MichoacánCerro Tancítaro3840Cordillera Neovolcanica9
9.ColimaVolcán de Colima3840Cordillera Neovolcanica3
11.OaxacaCerro el Nacimiento3720Sierra Madre del Sur1
11.Nuevo LeónCerro el Potosí3720Sierra Madre Oriental12
13.CoahuilaCerro San Rafael3715Sierra Madre Oriental15
14.GuerreroCerro Tiotepec3560Sierra Madre del Sur1
15.TamaulipasCerro Peña Nevada3520Sierra Madre Oriental5
16.HidalgoCerro La Peña de Tepozán3380Cordillera Neovolcanica6
17.GuanajuatoCerro El Zamorano3366Mexican Plateau6
17.QuerétaroCerro El Zamorano3366Mexican Plateau6
19.DurangoCerro Gordo3362Sierra Madre Occidental4
20.ChihuahuaCerro Mohinora3313Sierra Madre Occidental3
21.ZacatecasCerro El Refugio3200Mexican Plateau0
22.San Luis PotosíCerro Grande3180Mexican Plateau0
23.Baja CaliforniaPicacho del Diablo3095Baja California106
24.AguascalientesSierra Fría3040Sierra Madre Occidental0
25.SinaloaCerro Alto Tapanco2965Sierra Madre Occidental3
26.NayaritCerro Del Faro2780Sierra Madre Occidental0
27.SonoraCerro Pico Guacamayas2640Sierra Madre Occidental1
28.Baja California SurSierra La Laguna High Point2100Baja California19
29.TabascoTabasco High Point1150Chiapas Ranges1
30.CampecheCerro Champerico400Yucatan1
31.Quintana RooCerro El Charro250Yucatan1
32.YucatánCerro Benito Juaréz210Yucatan1

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List Description

There are 31 States in Mexico, plus the Distrito Federal of Mexico City, for a total of 32 state equivalents. Owing to the state of mapping in Mexico, many of these peaks on this list are tentative and not particularly precise. Relatively good 1:50,000 topo maps exist for the country, but they do not always show the state lines very well.


  • Book County High Points by Andy Martin; list compiled 1991 by Andy Martin. An excellent source, with "Certainty" ratings for each peak as to whether or not it is the high point.
  • My own research, checking, and judgement calls.
  • Internet sites listed below.
  • Links

         Mexico State High Points
         XPMexico--Mountains of Mexico


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