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The 2000-foot Prominence Peaks of New Mexico

 
The 2000-foot Prominence Peaks of New Mexico

Page Type: List

Location: New Mexico, United States, North America

Object Title: The 2000-foot Prominence Peaks of New Mexico

 

Page By: surgent

Created/Edited: Sep 4, 2007 / May 3, 2013

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• Prominence Peaks of New Mexico

This page will be devoted to the 2000-foot prominence peaks of New Mexico. I have created a table for the top 47, those with 2,000 feet of prominence.

For the list of peaks down to 1,000 feet of prominence, please see rayray's fine page: New Mexico's 1,000 Prominence Peaks.

I plan to be tweaking this page for the upcoming few days so that everything looks spiffy.

• The P2000 List (47 peaks)

This is the list of the 46 peaks of New Mexico that are above 2,000 feet of clean prominence. The 47th peak - Santa Fe Baldy - has 1,992 feet of clean prominence but is listed here as a viable "error" peak, in that it still is possible that finer measurements could vault it above the 2,000-foot barrier.

This list is culled from Greg Slayden's www.peakbagger.com page. The prominence figures are for the clean prominence - the low-end 'guarantee' number for each peak. The actual prominence is likely higher, if just by a few feet.

I made two minor adjustments: I switched the order of Animas Peak and Manzano Peak since Greg's listed summit figure for Animas is low by 30 feet. I also state the clean prominence figure for Burro Peak (#46) as 2,015 feet instead of 2,000 feet, since the newest maps show a summit spot elevation of 8,035 feet, 15 feet above the highest inner contour of 8,020 feet.

It is always possible there will be other cases of finer measurements causing some reordering of the list. I will take care of these as they come known.

Acknowledgements: The usual gang of prominence fanatics: Greg Slayden and Aaron Maizlish for their fine websites, Edward Earl and Adam Helman for their computer work and fine discussion of the most arcane mathematical concepts, and Andy Martin for his inveterate mapwork and information on the obscure peaks. Also, to everyone who has posted a peak or photograph of these peaks on SP. I have tried to cite you when possible.

Check out also www.listsofjohn.com, a nexus of information on the 2,000-foot prominence peaks in the United States. There you can view peak profiles, see others' progress, add your own information, etc. The lists are created and maintained by John Kirk.

#1Sierra Blanca • SP Page by surgent/Humphrey • Sacramento Mountains • Otero County (highpoint) • 11,973 feet elevation • 5,533 feet prominence

#25 • San Andres Peak • San Andres Mountains • Photo courtesy San Andres NWR • Dona Ana County • 8,235 feet elevation • 2,515 feet prominence • White Sands Missile Range(no public access)

#2Chicoma Mountain • SP Page by streeyyr • Jemez Mountains • Rio Arriba County • 11,561 feet elevation • 4,281 feet prominence

#26Cerro Vista • SP Page by surgent • Sangre de Cristo Mountains • Taos & Mora Counties • 11,939 feet elevation • 2,499 feet prominence

#3Sandia CrestSP Page by dsnell • Sandia Mountains • Bernalillo County (highpoint) • 10.678 feet elevation • 4,098 feet prominence

#27Ute Mountain • SP page by Jason Halladay • Taos County • 10,093 feet elevation • 2,483 feet prominence

#4Mt. TaylorSP Page by dsnell • N. San Mateo Mountains • Cibola County (highpoint) • 11,301 feet elevation • 4,094 feet prominence

#28Redondo Peak • County Highpointers (cohp.org) link • Jemez Mountains • Valles Calderas National Preserve • Sandoval County (highpoint) • 11,254 feet elevation • 2,454 feet prominence

#5Truchas PeakSP Page by dsnell • Truchas Mountains • Rio Arriba and Mora Counties (highpoint) • 13,102 feet elevation • 4,001 feet prominence

#29Little Costilla Peak • SP Page by Alex Wood • Culebra Mountains • Colfax County (highpoint) • 12,584 feet elevation • 2,424 feet prominence

#6South BaldySP Page by streeyyr • Magdalena Mountains • Socorro County (highpoint) • 10,783 feet elevation • 3,803 feet prominence

#30 • Alegres Mountain • Catron County • 10,229 feet elevation • 2,369 feet prominence

#7Organ Needle • SP Page by surgent & weeds19 • Photo by John Kirk • Organ Mountains • Dona Ana County (highpoint) • 8,980 feet elevation • 3,700 feet prominence

#31Black Peak • SP Page by streeyyr • Pinos Altos Mountains • Grant County • 9,209 feet elevation • 2,349 feet prominence

#8Big Hatchet Peak • SP Page by streeyyr • Big Hatchet Mountains • Hidalgo County • 8,320 feet elevation • 3,660 feet prominence

#32Wind Mountain • SP Page by streeyyr • Cornudas Mountains • Otero County • 7,280 feet elevation • 2,340 feet prominence

#9 • Salinas Peak • San Andres Mountains • Photo by Mouser Williams website • Sierra County • 8,965 feet elevation • 3,605 feet prominence • White Sands Missile Range(no public access)

#33Mt. Withington • SP Page by streeyyr • S. San Mateo Mountains • Socorro County • 10,115 feet elevation • 2,315 feet prominence

#10Whitewater Baldy • SP Page and photo by streeyyr • Mogollon Mountains • Catron County (highpoint) • 10,895 feet elevation • 3,535 feet prominence

#34Brushy Mountain • SP Page by streeyyr • Grant County • 7,600 feet elevation • 2,280 feet prominence

#11Wheeler Peak • SP Page by Alan Ellis • Sangre de Cristo Mountains • Taos County (highpoint) • 13,161 feet elevation • 3,409 feet prominence • New Mexico State Highpoint

#35 • Oscura Peak • San Andres Mountains • Photo by Maureen Wilks website • Socorro County • 8,369 feet elevation • 2,279 feet prominence • White Sands Missile Range(no public access)

#12"Palko Peak" • SP Page by streeyyr • Sacramento (Capitan) Mountains • Lincoln County • 10,201 feet elevation • 3,261 feet prominence

#36Eagle Peak • SP Page by surgent • Tularosa Mountains • Catron County • 9,786 feet elevation • 2,266 feet prominence

#13Animas Peak • County Highpointers (cohp.org) link • Animas Mountains • Hidalgo County (highpoint) • 8,565 feet elevation • 3,250 feet prominence

#37 • Picuris Peak • Picuris Mountains • Taos County • 10,801 feet elevation • 2,241 feet prominence

#14Manzano Peak • SP Page by streeyyr • Manzano Mountains • Torrance County (highpoint) • 10,098 feet elevation • 3,238 feet prominence

#38 • Mockingbird HP • Mockingbird Mountains • Socorro County • 7,475 feet elevation • 2,195 feet prominence • White Sands Missile Range(no public access)

#15Florida Peak • SP Page and photo by streeyyr • Florida Mountains • Luna County • 7,448 feet elevation • 3,198 feet prominence

#39Gallinas Peak • SP Page by streeyyr • Gallinas Mountains • Lincoln County • 8,637 feet elevation • 2,167 feet prominence

#16West Blue Mountain • SP Page and photo by streeyyr • S. San Mateo Mountains • Sierra County • 10,336 feet elevation • 3,136 feet prominence

#40Hachita Peak • SP Page by streeyyr • Little Hatchet Mountains • Hidalgo County • 6,639 feet elevation • 2,139 feet prominence

#17Ladron Mountain • SP Page and photo by streeyyr • Ladrones Mountains • Socorro County • 9,210 feet elevation • 3,130 feet prominence

#41San Antonio Mountain • SP Page and photo by streeyyr • Rio Arriba County • 10,908 feet elevation • 2,108 feet prominence

#18Venado Peak • SP Page and photo by attm • Sangre de Cristo Mountains • Taos County • 12,734 feet elevation • 2,934 feet prominence

#42South Sacramento HP • SP Page by surgent • Sacramento Mountains • Otero County • 9,700 feet elevation • 2,100 feet prominence

#19Mt. Phillips • SP Page and photo by Anthony dePasquale • Sangre de Cristo Mountains • Colfax County • 11,741 feet elevation • 2,901 feet prominence

#43Alamo Hueco HP • SP Page and photo by streeyyr • Alamo Hueco Mountains • Hidalgo County • 6,851 feet elevation • 2,091 feet prominence

#20Timber Mountain • SP Page by streeyyr • Caballo Mountains • Sierra County • 7,565 feet elevation • 2,815 feet prominence

#44Placer Mountain • SP Page and photo by streeyyr • Ortiz Mountains • Santa Fe County • 8,897 feet elevation • 2,077 feet prominence

#21Baldy Mountain • SP Page by Anthony dePasquale • Sangre de Cristo Mountains • Colfax County • 12,441 feet elevation • 2,681 feet prominence

#45 • Gardner Peak • San Andres Mountains • Dona Ana County • 7,534 feet elevation • 2,052 feet prominence • White Sands Missile Range(no public access)

#22Carrizo Peak • SP Page by streeyyr • Sacramento Mountains • Lincoln County • 9,565 feet elevation • 2,645 feet prominence

#46Burro Peak • SP Page by streeyyr • Big Burro Mountains • Grant County • 8,035 feet elevation • 2,015 feet prominence

#23Cookes Peak • SP Page by surgent • Cookes Mountains • Luna County (highpoint) • 8,408 feet elevation • 2,568 feet prominence

#47Santa Fe Baldy • SP Page by dsnell • Sangre de Cristo Mountains • Santa Fe County (highpoint) • 12,622 feet elevation • 1,992 feet prominence

#24McKnight Mountain • SP Page by surgent • Black Range • Grant & Sierra Counties (highpoint) • 10,165 feet elevation • 2,525 feet prominence

• Restricted Access Peaks

• Five peaks are on the White Sands Missile Range and public access is normally prohibited, although in very rare cases a few people have been escorted up a couple peaks by military personnel. Oscura and Salinas both have towers and roads that lead to their summits.

• Placer Peak is only open to outside hikers a few times per year.

• Alegres Mountain sits on private land with somewhat tricky access.

• Animas Peak and Redondo Peak are normally off-limits to the general public. Animas sits on a huge private ranch that normally denies access. Redondo is on publicly-owned land, but current policy forbids access onto Redondo's summit. Ascents of each peak were briefly allowed back when the peaks were under private control or via the Nature Conservancy. However, these days access is strictly denied.

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davebobk47Ladron

davebobk47

Voted 10/10

I noticed you had Ladron listed as being in Sierra County but I think it should be Socorro County. Nice list, thanks.
Posted May 9, 2010 11:25 pm
surgentRe: Ladron

surgent

Hasn't voted

Yes, good catch! I'll make the fix right now.
Posted May 10, 2010 12:56 pm

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Cookes Peak - Nov 2006Ute Mountain