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New Mexico's 25-Mile Isolation Peaks

 

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Location: New Mexico, United States, North America

Object Title: New Mexico's 25-Mile Isolation Peaks

 

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Created/Edited: Oct 29, 2016 / Nov 16, 2016

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What is the 25-Mile Isolation List?

Just as 2000' is an important prominence threshold and 14000' an important elevation threshold, 25 miles is the magic number that gives a peak a spot on an isolation list. This page contains those peaks with 25 miles of isolation which are in the U.S. State of New Mexico. But what is isolation anyway? Isolation is how far a peak is from the nearest higher one. Understandably, isolated peaks are often also high in elevation, are very topographically prominent, or, in some cases, both. New Mexico is something of an exception, as, although the state's only Ultra is also its most isolated peak, many of the peaks on this list are not on the New Mexico 2KPs page, and some aren't even on the New Mexico 1KPs page, with many very low-elevation peaks, including one under 5000' in height.

Contained below is a table containing the peak's name--which has a hyperlink to the peak page--as well as its isolation, elevation, and topographical prominence. So, without further ado, the New Mexico isolation list.

The New Mexico 25-Mile Isolation List

Data taken from the Peakbagger page, the New Mexico 2KPs page, and the New Mexico 1KPs page. Peaks without links have no SP page.

NM Rank Peak Name Isol. (Mi.) Elev (Ft.) Prom. (Ft.)
1 Sierra Blanca Peak 165.7 11,973 5,533
2 South Baldy 88.1 10,783 3,803
3 Mount Taylor 86.8 11,301 4,094
4 Alegres Mountain 54.5 10,229 2,369
5 Organ Needle 52 8,980 3,700
6 Whitewater Baldy 51.6 10,895 3,535
7 Sandia Crest 45.3 10,678 4,098
8 Truchas Peak42.3 13,102 4,001
9Manzano Peak 42.2 10,098 3,238
10McKnight Mountain 42 10,165 2,525
11 San Juan Mesa 42 4,746 489
12 Luciano Mesa 40 5,580 620
13 Salinas Peak 39.9 8,965 3,605
14South Sacramento Mountains HP 39 9,695 2,095
15 Gallinas Peak 37.2 8,637 2,167
16 Wind Mountain 37.2 7,280 2,340
17Wheeler Peak 37 13,161 3,409
18 Pedernal Mountain 36.8 7,565 715
19 Chicoma Mountain 35.3 11,561 4,281
20 Cox Peak 31.8 5,936 1,536
21 Animas Mountains HP 31.4 8,565 3,250
22 Magdalena Peak 29.3 6,625 1,925
23 Laughlin Peak 28.7 8,818 1,828
24Timber Mountain 28.1 7,565 2,815
25Capitan Mountains HP 28.1 10,201 3,261
26 Cebolleta Peak 27 8,762 1,212
27Florida Peak North 26.8 7,460 3,210
28West Blue Mountain 26 10,336 3,136
29 Ladrones Benchmark 25.8 9,210 3,130
30 Mount Sedgwick 25.5 9,256 1,866
31 Oscura Peak 25.5 8,639 2,279

Additions & Corrections

If there are any errors--which there may well be, as I have never lived in New Mexico--feel free to contact me.

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