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New Mexico 12,000-foot Peaks

Ranked Peaks have 280 feet of Clean Prominence

RankPeak Elev-Ft  Prom-Ft CountyRange (Level 5)Isol-MiAscents
1.Wheeler Peak13,1613409TaosTaos Mountains37.01083
 Mount Walter13,13353TaosTaos Mountains.4355
 Old Mike Peak13,113233TaosTaos Mountains.953
2.Truchas Peak13,1024001Mora/Rio ArribaSanta Fe Mountains42.3107
 Middle Truchas Peak13,066226Rio ArribaSanta Fe Mountains.730
 Medio Truchas Peak13,040120Mora/Rio ArribaSanta Fe Mountains.432
3.North Truchas Peak13,024624Mora/Rio ArribaSanta Fe Mountains.939
 Simpson Peak12,97656TaosTaos Mountains.478
4.Big Costilla Peak12,9311451TaosCulebra Range12.97
5.Vintrero Benchmark12,881711TaosCulebra Range3.96
5.Lake Fork Peak12,881601TaosTaos Mountains1.626
 Peak 1288012,880160Rio ArribaSanta Fe Mountains.415
7.Chimayosos Peak12,841841Mora/Rio ArribaSanta Fe Mountains1.316
8.Jicarita Peak12,835715TaosSanta Fe Mountains6.150
 Jicarita Peak - South Peak12,828268TaosSanta Fe Mountains.719
9.Peak 1281912,819459TaosTaos Mountains1.023
 Big Costilla Peak - North Peak12,739179TaosCulebra Range.66
10.Venado Peak12,7342971TaosTaos Mountains11.635
 Peak 1272812,728150TaosTaos Mountains.44
11.Gold Hill12,7161796TaosTaos Mountains5.450
12.Latir Peak12,708308TaosTaos Mountains1.228
13.Sheepshead Peak12,696456Rio ArribaSanta Fe Mountains.721
 Latir Mesa12,69252TaosTaos Mountains.415
 Red Dome12,661141TaosTaos Mountains.77
14.Vallecito Mountain12,643763TaosTaos Mountains1.25
15.Santa Barbara Peak12,640480Mora/Rio ArribaSanta Fe Mountains2.919
16.Santa Fe Baldy12,6221982Santa FeSanta Fe Mountains10.8176
16.Trouble Benchmark12,622302Mora/Rio ArribaSanta Fe Mountains2.014
18.Virsylvia Peak12,594314TaosTaos Mountains.86
19.Little Costilla Peak12,5842424Colfax/TaosCulebra Range7.547
 Peak 1257212,57252TaosCulebra Range.64
 Little South Truchas12,560120MoraSanta Fe Mountains.312
 Peak 1255012,550170TaosTaos Mountains.55
20.East Pecos Baldy12,529889MoraSanta Fe Mountains3.041
21.Barbara Peak12,515435Mora/Rio ArribaSanta Fe Mountains.911
 Jicarita Peak - North Peak12,510265TaosSanta Fe Mountains.74
 Pecos Baldy12,500260MoraSanta Fe Mountains.721
 Jicarilla Peak12,494254Rio ArribaSanta Fe Mountains1.413
 Peak 1248312,483163Santa FeSanta Fe Mountains.63
 Kachina Peak12,481161TaosTaos Mountains.447
 Peak 1246912,469129Rio ArribaSanta Fe Mountains.312
22.Peak 1245612,456376TaosTaos Mountains1.212
 Trampas-Santa Barbara Ridge12,453253Rio ArribaSanta Fe Mountains.83
 Lew Wallace Peak12,449209TaosTaos Mountains.56
23.Cabresto Peak12,448288TaosTaos Mountains.815
24.Baldy Mountain12,4412681ColfaxCimarron Range11.0165
25.Jarocito Creek Peak12,440335TaosCulebra Range.55
 Peak 1242912,429109TaosTaos Mountains.43
26.Lake Peak12,4091329Santa FeSanta Fe Mountains2.3107
 Peak 1238312,383203TaosCulebra Range1.12
 Peak 1238212,382142Mora/Rio ArribaSanta Fe Mountains1.08
27.Redonda Peak12,357637Santa FeSanta Fe Mountains1.613
 Little Jicarita Peak12,328128Rio ArribaSanta Fe Mountains.77
28.Pueblo Peak12,3051225TaosTaos Mountains2.90
 Peak 1229312,293133TaosTaos Mountains.32
 Little Jicarita West12,266266Rio ArribaSanta Fe Mountains1.43
 Penitente Peak12,249169Santa FeSanta Fe Mountains.454
 Taos Cone12,240160Colfax/TaosTaos Mountains.46
 Peak 1222512,225185TaosCulebra Range.61
 Peak 1221712,217217TaosTaos Mountains.816
29.Trampas Peak12,170970Rio ArribaSanta Fe Mountains1.814
29.Bull Creek Peak12,170290TaosTaos Mountains.38
 Peak 1216512,165205TaosTaos Mountains.63
 Frazer Mountain12,163203TaosTaos Mountains.4106
31.Pueblo Peak - West Peak12,160440TaosTaos Mountains.50
 Peak 1213612,136116MoraSanta Fe Mountains.61
32.Baldy Cabin Peak12,116436TaosTaos Mountains.78
33.Lobo Peak12,115940TaosTaos Mountains4.534
 South Penitente Peak12,110215Santa FeSanta Fe Mountains.912
 Peak 1209412,09494Santa FeSanta Fe Mountains.51
 Baldy Mountain12,048208TaosTaos Mountains.68
 Tesuque Peak12,04787Santa FeSanta Fe Mountains.565
34.Touch-Me-Not Mountain12,044924ColfaxCimarron Range3.328
35.Peak 1204012,040280TaosTaos Mountains.917
 Peak 1202712,027137Santa FeSanta Fe Mountains.339
 Peak 1202512,025265TaosTaos Mountains.81
36.Peak 1201412,014374TaosTaos Mountains.73
 Peak 1201212,012172TaosTaos Mountains.721
 Peak 1200012,000200MoraSanta Fe Mountains.63

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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.


Many thanks to Phil Robinson, who supplied many of the peaks on this list.


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