Black Range

Range TypeMountain range with well-recognized name
Highest PointMcKnight Mountain (10,165 ft/3098 m)
CountriesUnited States
States/ProvincesNew Mexico
Area2,844 sq mi / 7,365 sq km
Area may include lowland areas
Extent82 mi / 133 km North-South
66 mi / 106 km East-West
Center Lat/Long33° 15' N; 107° 44' W
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Map of Black Range
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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 Black Range.
Southwest New Mexico RangesLevel 4 (Parent)
         West-Central Rio Grande AreaLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Tularosa AreaLevel 5 (Sibling)
         San Mateo Mountains (South)Level 5 (Sibling)
         Mogollon MountainsLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Black RangeLevel 5
         Summit MountainsLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Silver City RangesLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Animas AreaLevel 5 (Sibling)
         West Las Cruces RangesLevel 5 (Sibling)

Major Peaks of the Black Range

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NameftmRange6
1.McKnight Mountain10,1653098 
2.Reeds Peak10,0153053 
3.Hillsboro Peak10,000+3048+ 
4.Sheep Mountain9880+3011+ 
5.Diamond Peak98503002 
6.South McKnight Mountain9800+2987+ 
7.Sawyers Peak96722948 
8.Cross-O Mountain9600+2926+ 
9.Peak 939693962864 
10.Peak 929292922832 
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 Black Range

McKnight Mountain
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Downed timber on the approach to the western McKnight summit candidate (2019-04-11). Photo by Paul McClellan.
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Hillsboro Peak
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Top of Hillsboro Peak. The cabin in the background is available to backpackers on a first come basis (2018-11-19). Photo by fred brown.
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Diamond Peak

View of Diamond Peak from the ridge west of Peak 9396 (2020-10-03). Photo by Kevin Smith.

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