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New Mexico 12,000-foot Peaks

Ranked Peaks have 280 feet of Clean Prominence

Showing John Murphy's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (0 out of 36, or 0%)

RankPeak Elev-Ft  Prom-Ft Range (Level 5)Isol-MiAscent Date
 Wheeler Peak13,1613409Taos Mountains37.0 
 Truchas Peak13,1024001Santa Fe Mountains42.3 
 North Truchas Peak13,024624Santa Fe Mountains.9 
 Big Costilla Peak12,9311451Culebra Range12.9 
 Lake Fork Peak12,881601Taos Mountains1.6 
 Vintrero Benchmark12,881711Culebra Range3.9 
 Chimayosos Peak12,841841Santa Fe Mountains1.3 
 Jicarita Peak12,835715Santa Fe Mountains6.1 
 Peak 1281912,819459Taos Mountains1.0 
 Venado Peak12,7342971Taos Mountains11.6 
 Gold Hill12,7161796Taos Mountains5.4 
 Latir Peak12,708308Taos Mountains1.2 
 Sheepshead Peak12,696456Santa Fe Mountains.7 
 Vallecito Mountain12,643763Taos Mountains1.2 
 Santa Barbara Peak12,640480Santa Fe Mountains2.9 
 Santa Fe Baldy12,6221982Santa Fe Mountains10.8 
 Trouble Benchmark12,622302Santa Fe Mountains2.0 
 Virsylvia Peak12,594314Taos Mountains.8 
 Little Costilla Peak12,5842424Culebra Range7.5 
 East Pecos Baldy12,529889Santa Fe Mountains3.0 
 Barbara Peak12,515435Santa Fe Mountains.9 
 Peak 1245612,456376Taos Mountains1.2 
 Cabresto Peak12,448288Taos Mountains.8 
 Baldy Mountain12,4412681Cimarron Range11.0 
 Jarocito Creek Peak12,440335Culebra Range.5 
 Lake Peak12,4091329Santa Fe Mountains2.3 
 Redonda Peak12,357637Santa Fe Mountains1.6 
 Pueblo Peak12,3051225Taos Mountains2.9 
 Trampas Peak12,170970Santa Fe Mountains1.8 
 Bull Creek Peak12,170290Taos Mountains.3 
 Pueblo Peak-West Peak12,160440Taos Mountains.5 
 Baldy Cabin Peak12,116436Taos Mountains.7 
 Lobo Peak12,115940Taos Mountains4.5 
 Touch-Me-Not Mountain12,044924Cimarron Range3.3 
 Peak 1204012,040280Taos Mountains.9 
 Peak 1201412,014374Taos Mountains.7 

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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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