Volcán Popocatépetl, Mexico

Prominence: 3033 m, 9951 ft

Elevation: 5413 meters, 17,759 feet

True Isolation: 142.62 km, 88.62 mi
Local or Alternate Name(s)Nickname/Informal: Popo
Highest SummitPico Anáhuac
Peak TypeVolcano
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)19° 1' 21'' N, 98° 37' 41'' W
19.02254, -98.628014 (Dec Deg)
539146 E 2103363 N, Zone 14 (UTM)
Morelos (Highest Point)
México (Highest Point)

Search Engines - search the web for "Volcán Popocatépetl":
     Wikipedia Search
     Microsoft Bing Search
     Google Search
     Yahoo Search

Other Web Sites
     Popocatepetl at
     Weather for Popocatepetl at
     Popocatépetl at Summits on the Air (Amateur Radio)

Lists that contain Volcán Popocatépetl:
     Combined USA-Canada-Mexico State/Province High Points (Rank #5)
     North America 14,000-foot Peaks (Rank #10)
     North America Peaks with 2000 meters of Prominence (Rank #17)
     World Drainage Basin High Points over 5000 m high (Rank #35)
     Ultras of North America (Rank #17)
     World Top 100 by Prominence (Rank #88)
     Ultras of Mexico (Rank #2)
     Mexico State High Points (Rank #3)

Selected Guidebook(s) for this Peak:
       Mexico's Volcanoes (Secor)

Ascent Info

Total ascents/attempts logged by registered users: 64
     Show all viewable ascents/attempts (Total: 57)

Selected Trip Reports:
     1979-01-02 by Petter Bjørstad
     1985-12-28 by Tom Lopez
     1987-04-24 by David Olson
     1989-01 by Rob Hiemstra
     1989-04-29 by David Olson
     1989-12-28 by Eric John Behnke
     1990-01-11 by Paul McClellan
     1991-01-15 by Eric John Behnke
     1991-02-08 by Jonathan Wunrow
     1992-01-23 by John Havranek (Unsuccessful)
     1993-01-13 by Greg Slayden (Unsuccessful)

Nearby Peak Searches:
     Radius Search - Nearest Peaks to Volcán Popocatépetl
     Elevation Ladder from Volcán Popocatépetl
     Prominence Ladder from Volcán Popocatépetl

The white snows of Popo rise above Tlamacas Lodge, in this picture from before the recent eruptive cycle began in 1994 (1993-01).
Web Map LinksPeakfinder Panorama
GeoHack Links   Bing Maps   Google Maps   Open Street Map
ProminenceKey Col Page  (Detailed prominence information)
  Clean Prominence: 3033 m/9951 ft
  Optimistic Prominence: 3053 m/10,016 ft
  Line Parent: Pico de Orizaba
  Key Col: Erúndia    2380 m/7808 ft
IsolationIsolation Page  (Detailed isolation information)
   Distance: 142.62 km/88.62 mi
   Isolation Limit Point: 19.03, -97.2733
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    Pico de Orizaba  (E)
RangesContinent: North America
Range2: Central Mexican Ranges
Range3: Cordillera Neovolcanica
Range4: Central Neovolcanica (Highest Point)
Range5: Popo-Izta Range (Highest Point)
Drainage Basins
Balsas (HP)
Pacific-Central America/Mexico
Pacific Ocean
Popo Crater (HP)
Internal Drainage-N.A.
Worldwide Internal Drainage
OwnershipLand: Parque nacional Iztaccíhuatl-Popocatépetl (Highest Point)
Topo MapHuejotzingo E14B42 1:50,000
First AscentOctober, 1520
    de Ordaz, Diego
Route #1 Snow Climb: Las Cruces
Trailhead: Tlamacas Lodge (Paved Road) 3947 m/12,949 ft
Vertical Gain: 1466 m/4810 ft
Distance (one way): 4.99 km/3.1 mi
Data Source1:25,000 (or larger) Topographic Survey Map
Dynamic Map

 Volcán Popocatépetl    Other Peaks
Click Here for a Full Screen Map

Other Photos

Click on photo for original larger-size version.
Popocatépetl's cone at sunrise from Iztaccíhuatl (2008-03-26). Photo by Ben Lostracco.
Click here for larger-size photo.
Click on photo for original larger-size version.
Dan Sherman, Shelley Rogers and Richard Carey at the summit hut, January 18, 1993 (1993-01-18). Photo by Richard Carey.
Click here for larger-size photo.

Click on photo for original larger-size version.
An erupting Popocatépetl seen from the trail up Iztaccihuatl at 3am under a full moon (2022-11-06). Photo by Ashley Watson.
Click here for larger-size photo.

This page has been served 39116 times since 2004-11-01.

Copyright © 1987-2023 by All Rights Reserved. Questions/Comments/Corrections? See the Contact Page Terms of Service