Ortiz Peak Area

Range TypeBogus mountain grouping for this site
Highest PointPlacer Mountain (8897 ft/2712 m)
CountriesUnited States
States/ProvincesNew Mexico
Area759 sq mi / 1,965 sq km
Area may include lowland areas
Extent37 mi / 59 km North-South
39 mi / 62 km East-West
Center Lat/Long35° 16' N; 106° 4' W
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Map of Ortiz Peak Area
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East Albuquerque RangesLevel 5 (Parent)
         Ortiz Peak AreaLevel 6
         Sandia MountainsLevel 6 (Sibling)

Major Peaks of the Ortiz Peak Area

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NameftmRange6
1.Placer Mountain88972712Ortiz Peak Area
2.South Mountain87462666Ortiz Peak Area
3.South Mountain8740+2664+Ortiz Peak Area
4.North Peak8463+2580+Ortiz Peak Area
5.San Pedro Mountain82422512Ortiz Peak Area
6.Oro Quay Peak82262507Ortiz Peak Area
7.Peak 782778272386Ortiz Peak Area
8.Monte Largo7700+2347+Ortiz Peak Area
9.Cedar Mountain71482179Ortiz Peak Area
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 Ortiz Peak Area

Placer Mountain
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...At the beginning of the May [2015] Clayton Bass [SF botanical garden's CEO] put the kibosh on vehicle traffic... But Bass insists he's not limiting access. He's just limiting vehicle access..."We're not closing down the road. We're just saying if you want to see the preserve, then you're going to have to see it by foot. You're going to have to hike up there, not drive. "I love that preserve," he adds. "I would never want to do anything to inhibit its access." (Santa Fe Reporter, May 15 2015) (2019-11-25). Photo by Eric Smith.
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Cedar Mountain
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Leroy on the summit with Redondo in the distance (2019-11-25). Photo by Leroy Brown.
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