Peaks in New Mexico
www.surgent.net

I climbed Wheeler Peak, the state highpoint, in 1994 with my brother. I left things alone until January 2000, when I visited the lame highpoint of Lea County. That begat a project in which I would climb, hike, drive or walk to the highest points of the 33 counties in the state.

I finished my New Mexico County Highpoint project on October 9, 2004, when I climbed Santa Fe Baldy with my wife. According to the records maintained at www.cohp.org, I am the 8th person to complete this list.

I have also climbed many range highpoints and prominent peaks in the state, but in recent years, haven't done much.

Both my wife and I have "connections" to New Mexico. I lived there as a very young boy when my father was stationed at White Sands Missile Range. I barely remember those times. My wife's father's family has extensive roots in the Silver City-Deming area. One of her distant relatives was one of the first white settlers in the Pinos Altos region near Silver City, in the 1870s or so. Her grandfather was the first Pinos Altosian to attend West Point.



Wheeler Peak

August 15, 1994
P3KCOHPState HP

Mescalero Ridge

January 2, 2000
COHP

Sandia Crest

1. March 14, 2000
2. September 21, 2003
P4KCOHP

Sugarloaf Mountain

March 15, 2000
COHP

Curry County HP

March 15, 2000
COHP
.

Luciano Mesa

March 15, 2000
COHP
.

Roosevelt County HP

March 15, 2000
COHP
 

Loma Alta

March 15, 2000
COHP

Dog Canyon Overlook

March 17, 2000
COHP

One Tree Peak

March 17, 2000
COHP
.

Cerros de Alejandro

September 2, 2000
COHP

Mount Taylor

September 3, 2000
P4KCOHP

South Baldy Peak

1. September 3, 2000
2. September 4, 2005
P3KCOHP

McKnight Mountain

1. September 4, 2000
2. September 6, 2004
P2KCOHP
 

Whitewater Baldy

September 23, 2000
P3KCOHP

Organ Needle

March 31, 2001
P3KCOHP

Lookout Mountain

July 14, 2001
COHP

Sierra Blanca

July 14, 2001
P5KCOHP

Manzano Mountains

October 20, 2001
P3KCOHP

Mesa Leon

October 21, 2001
COHP

Sierra Grande

May 26, 2002
P1KCOHP
 

Beautiful Mountain

1. October 1, 2002
2. July 11, 2010
P1KCOHP

Truchas Peak

June 21, 2003
P4KCOHP

Little Costilla Peak

September 20, 2003
P2KCOHP

Elk Mountain

September 21, 2003
COHP

"Ghost" Peak

April 10, 2004
P2KCOHP

Cookes Peak

April 11, 2004
P2KCOHP

Caballo Mountain

September 25, 2004
COHP
 

Redondo Peak

September 26, 2004
P2KCOHP

Santa Fe Baldy

October 9, 2004
P2KCOHP

Mount Withington

September 5, 2005
P2K

Black Peak

November 24, 2006
P2K

Hachita Peak

March 13, 2007
P2K

Burro Peak

March 15, 2007
P2K

Eagle Mountain

May 24, 2007
P2K
 

Timber Mountain

July 7, 2007
P2K

Brushy Mountain

July 9, 2007
P2K

Sacramento Mountains

August 7, 2007
P2K

Capitan Mountains HP

August 8, 2007
P3K

Gallinas Peak

August 8, 2007
P2K

Carrizo Peak

August 9, 2007
P2K

Cerro Vista

August 11, 2007
P2K
 

Chicoma Mountain

August 11, 2007
P4K

Big Hatchet Peak

December 20, 2007
P3K

Atalaya Mountain

June 22, 2016


Other Destinations in New Mexico


Gila Cliff Dwellings

September 5, 2004

Very Large Array

September, 2005

Shiprock

May 18, 2006

Mogollon & Catwalk

October, 2007

Silver City

May 10-11, 2011

Main Page

Lists at Peakbagger.com: New Mexico county highpointsNew Mexico 2000-foot prominence peaks