Raton Mesas

Range TypeBogus mountain grouping for this site
Highest PointFishers Peak (9627 ft/2934 m)
CountriesUnited States
States/ProvincesColorado (45%), New Mexico (43%), Texas (9%), Oklahoma (4%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area20,344 sq mi / 52,692 sq km
Area may include lowland areas
Extent203 mi / 326 km North-South
150 mi / 242 km East-West
Center Lat/Long36° 47' N; 103° 24' W
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Map of Raton Mesas
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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 Raton Mesas.
Southern Great PlainsLevel 4 (Parent)
         Raton MesasLevel 5
         Plains of the Oklahoma Panhandle AreaLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Plains of Central Oklahoma and South-Central KansaLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Llano EstacadoLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Intra Red-Canadian River AreaLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Plains of Central TexasLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Plains of East TexasLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Edwards PlateauLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Plains of South TexasLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Plains of South LouisianaLevel 5 (Sibling)

Major Peaks of the Raton Mesas

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NameftmRange6
1.Fishers Peak96272934 
2.Fishers Peak Mesa96262934 
3.Bartlett Mesa88822707 
4.Laughlin Peak88182688 
5.Sierra Grande87202658 
6.Johnson Mesa86582639 
7.Towndrow Peak86242629 
8.Dale Mountain8480+2585+ 
9.Pine Butte West84352571 
10.Red Mountain84232567 
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 Raton Mesas

Fishers Peak
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The burn area on the north side of Fishers Peak at about 8500 feet (2018-06-12). Photo by Sue Personett.
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Capulin Mountain
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Capulin Volcano from Highway 325 (2010-08-14). Photo by Peter Stone.
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Horseshoe Crater
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Horseshoe Crater, near Capulin Volcano, viewed east of Des Moines, NM (2013-06). Photo by Charles Baxter.
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Black Mesa

This beautiful granite monument atop the flat expanse of Black Mesa marks the highest spot in Oklahoma (1989-04-23).
Two Buttes
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Two Buttes - Prowers County, CO (2017-04-14). Photo by Zackary Michek.
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