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Whitewater Baldy

 
Whitewater Baldy

Page Type: Mountain/Rock

Location: New Mexico, United States, North America

Lat/Lon: 33.32400°N / 108.641°W

Object Title: Whitewater Baldy

Activities: Hiking

Season: Summer

Elevation: 10895 ft / 3321 m

 

Page By: streeyyr

Created/Edited: Jan 25, 2005 / Mar 12, 2007

Object ID: 153609

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Overview

Whitewater Baldy is the highest mountain in southwestern New Mexico. It's located in the Gila National Forest and the Gila Wilderness Area. The heavily forested Whitewater Baldy is not bald - it's covered with trees. Despite its high elevation, Whitewater Baldy is not very impressive. It's really just a rounded hump that happens to be higher than everything else around it. Because of the extensive tree cover in this area, the winter snows often don't completely melt until July. Whitewater Baldy is located in the Mogollon Mountains. The new field of Prominence has made Whitewater Blady an important mountain. With a prominence of 3,535', it's big enough to make an impressive appearance on the New Mexico Prominence Map.



Getting There

From the town of Glenwood on US 180, drive north about five miles to NM 159. Turn right, and drive east on the paved road as it heads for the scenic Whitewater Canyon. The road soon narrows to one and a half lanes. Continue driving up the winding and narrow road until you reach the small town of Mogollon after nine miles. The road turns to dirt here. Continue driving east on the road through the thick forest for about nine more miles until you reach the marked Sandy Point parking area and trailhead. This road is closed in the winter and early spring.

Mountain Conditions

Contact the Gila National Forest, Glenwood Ranger District, at 505-539-2481 for the latest information.

Forest Service Map: Gila National Forest.
Topo Map: Grouse Mountain.

Camping

You can camp at the Sandy Point trailhead, which has restroom facilities. There are also several Forest Service Campgrounds in the area.

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