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Cordillera Neovolcanica

Range TypeMountain range with well-recognized name
Highest PointPico de Orizaba (5636 m/18,491 ft)
CountriesMexico
States/ProvincesMichoacán (25%), Veracruz (19%), Puebla (15%), México (13%), Jalisco (9%), Guerrero (7%), Morelos (3%), Oaxaca (2%), Tlaxcala (2%), Hidalgo (2%), Guanajuato (2%), Ciudad de México (1%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area170,619 sq km / 65,876 sq mi
Area may include lowland areas
Extent355 km / 220 mi North-South
1,019 km / 633 mi East-West
Center Lat/Long18° 59' N; 99° 15' W
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Map of Cordillera Neovolcanica
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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 Cordillera Neovolcanica.
Central Mexican RangesLevel 2 (Parent)
         Sierra Madre OccidentalLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Mexican PlateauLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Sierra Madre OrientalLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Mexican West Coast RangesLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Cordillera NeovolcanicaLevel 3
                 Western NeovolcanicaLevel 4 (Child)
                 Central NeovolcanicaLevel 4 (Child)
                 Eastern NeovolcanicaLevel 4 (Child)
         Sierra Madre del SurLevel 3 (Sibling)



Major Peaks of the Cordillera Neovolcanica

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NamemftRange4
1.Pico de Orizaba563618,491Eastern Neovolcanica
2.Volcán Popocatépetl541317,759Central Neovolcanica
3.Volcán Iztaccíhuatl521317,103Central Neovolcanica
4.Pico el Fraile5000+16,404+Central Neovolcanica
5.Nevado de Toluca4680+15,354+Central Neovolcanica
6.Izta Norte4660+15,289+Central Neovolcanica
7.Pico de Aguila462015,157Central Neovolcanica
8.Pico de Humboldt4480+14,698+Central Neovolcanica
9.Volcán La Malinche443814,560Eastern Neovolcanica
10.Cerro el Ombligo4320+14,173+Central Neovolcanica
Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.
Child Range High Points
RankPeak NamemftRange4
1.Pico de Orizaba563618,491Eastern Neovolcanica
2.Volcán Popocatépetl541317,759Central Neovolcanica
3.Nevado de Colima4260+13,976+Western Neovolcanica



Photos of Peaks in the Cordillera Neovolcanica

Pico de Orizaba
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Pico de Orizaba from the Piedra Grande Hut (2012-03-02). Photo by Craig Barlow.
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Volcán Popocatépetl

The white snows of Popo rise above Tlamacas Lodge, in this picture from before the recent eruptive cycle began in 1994 (1993-01).
Volcán Iztaccíhuatl
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The summit area of Iztaccíhuatl holds a large, flat snowfield at 5200 meters elevation (2012-01-13).
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Iztaccíhuatl-Las Rodillas
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Ixta route planning (2014-04-24). Photo by Ted Bauer.
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Nevado de Toluca
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The summit ridge of Nevado de Toluca provides the most challenging scrambing on a Mexican volcano "ruta normal" (2012-01-07).
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Cerro Colorado
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Cerro Colorado (2017-12-28). Photo by Eli Boardman.
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Volcán La Malinche
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Malinche volcano in Mexico with a light cap of recent winter snow (2012-01-09).
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Cofre de Perote
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Cofre de Perote Photo by Scott Patterson.
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Nevado de Colima
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Nevado de Colima on the left and the active Volcan de Colima on the right. Taken from the southwest on the Sierra Manantlan Plateau (2010-01-24). Photo by Ben Lostracco.
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Cerro Ajusco
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Summit from the Northern side (2017-03-19). Photo by Salvador Monroy.
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