North San Mateo Mountains

Range TypeMountain range with well-recognized name
Highest PointMount Taylor (11,301 ft/3445 m)
CountriesUnited States
States/ProvincesNew Mexico
Area2,931 sq mi / 7,591 sq km
Area may include lowland areas
Extent54 mi / 87 km North-South
75 mi / 121 km East-West
Center Lat/Long35° 21' N; 107° 13' W
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Map of North San Mateo Mountains
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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 North San Mateo Mountains.
Southeast Colorado PlateauLevel 4 (Parent)
         Ute Mountain AreaLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Chaco-San Juan BasinLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Jemez MountainsLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Zuni MountainsLevel 5 (Sibling)
         North San Mateo MountainsLevel 5
         Acoma AreaLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Gallo-Datil AreaLevel 5 (Sibling)

Major Peaks of the North San Mateo Mountains

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NameftmRange6
1.Mount Taylor11,3013445 
2.La Mosca Lookout11,0363364 
3.Peak 1060710,6073233 
4.Cerros de Alejandro91662794 
5.Cerro Ortiz87762675 
6.Horace Benchmark84122564 
8.Cabezon Peak77852373 
9.Bear Mouth77312356 
10.Cerro Cochino70722156 
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 North San Mateo Mountains

Mount Taylor
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View from Mt Taylor, NM (2008-08-04). Photo by Jerry Beals.
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Cabezon Peak
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This is Cabezon Peak looking towards the west and the setting sun (2011-08-08). Photo by Phil Robinson.
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Vulcan Volcano
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From left to right: Vulcan Volcano, Black Volcano and J A Volcano (2017-08-21). Photo by Dan Baxter.
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