Chuska Mountains

Range TypeMountain range with well-recognized name
Highest PointRoof Butte (9800+ ft/2987+ m)
CountriesUnited States
States/ProvincesNew Mexico (60%), Arizona (40%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area3,828 sq mi / 9,913 sq km
Area may include lowland areas
Extent117 mi / 188 km North-South
68 mi / 110 km East-West
Center Lat/Long36° 7' N; 109° 7' W
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Map of Chuska Mountains
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Note: Range borders shown on map are an approximation and are not authoritative.
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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 Chuska Mountains.
Navajo AreaLevel 4 (Parent)
         Navajo Mountain AreaLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Hopi-Navajo MesasLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Carizzo MountainsLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Chuska MountainsLevel 5
         Defiance PlateauLevel 5 (Sibling)

Major Peaks of the Chuska Mountains

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NameftmRange6
1.Roof Butte9800+2987+ 
2.Peak 977897782980 
3.Peak 96589658+2944+ 
4.Peak 956695662916 
5.Matthews Peak95502911 
6.Lukachukai Mountains High Point94662885 
7.Luka Benchmark94162870 
8.Bear Benchmark93962864 
9.Beautiful Mountain93882861 
10.Washington Benchmark93702856 
Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.

Photos of Peaks in the Chuska Mountains

Roof Butte
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Roof Butte in early October. Photo by Ken Jones.
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Beautiful Mountain
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Beautiful Mountain from nearby Roof Butte, Arizona. Shiprock on the left (2019-05-12). Photo by Andrew Kirmse.
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Ship Rock
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Shiprock is perhaps the most iconic and best-known peak in New Mexico. Photo by Ken Jones.
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