When most people think of Texas they think of a large state with a bunch of open flat land. This is mostly true. However, in western Texas there are twelve mountains with more than 2,000 feet of prominence. This is more than it sounds since it covers only a small section of the state. Living in El Paso one would be in reasonable proximity to all of these mountains.
Texas twelve most prominent peaks cover a wide range of difficulty. The state highpoint, Guadalupe Peak, with its close proximity to New Mexico, only comes in at number four on this list. Also, the first six peaks on this list are also county high points. As of the time of this writing only seven of these peaks have a SummitPost page.
One known person, Andy Martin, has completed all of Texas prominent peaks. If you know of any others please let me know.
This page was created with the help of peaklist and peakbagger.
11/15/09 - Page Created
General: I plan to update this page about once a month with new links or as appropriate.
Texas 2,000 ft. Prominence Peaks
|Rank||Image||Summit Name||Elevation||Prominence||County||Latitude||Longitude||Map Link|
|1||Emory Peak||7,825||4,495||Brewster (HP)||29º14'46"N||103º18'20"W||Map|
|2||Baldy Peak||8,378||3,923||Jeff Davis (HP)||30º38'07"N||104º10'25"W||Map|
|3||Eagle Peak||7,484||3,119||Hudspeth (HP)||30º55'17"N||105º05'07"W||Map|
|4||Guadalupe Peak||8,749||3,039||Texas (HP)||31º53'29"N||104º51'39"W||Map|
|5||North Franklin Mountain||7,192||2,987||El Paso (HP)||31º54'11"N||106º29'38"W||Map|
|6||Chinati Peak||7,728||2,953||Presidio (HP)||29º57'12"N||104º28'40"W||Map|
|7||no SP Page||Sue Peaks||5,854||2,924||Brewster||29º25'14"N||102º58'48"W||Map|
|8||no SP Page||Santiago Peak||6,524||2,464||Brewster||29º50'07"N||103º24'58"W||Map|
|9||Christmas Mountains HP||5,728||2,398||Brewster||29º25'31"N||103º26'33"W||Map|
|10||no SP Page||Sierra Blanca||6,891||2,256||Hudspeth||31º15'07"N||105º26'08"W||Map|
|11||no SP Page||Rosillo Peak||5,445||2,115||Brewster||29º50'07"N||103º24'58"W||Map|
|12||no SP Page||Quitman Mtns. HP||6,689||2,039||Hudspeth||29º50'07"N||103º24'58"W||Map|
Number 2, Baldy Peak is also known as Mt. Livermore.