The County
Highpoints

Between 1994 and 2004, I climbed (and in some cases, casually walked) all thirty-three county highpoints of New Mexico. Two pairs of counties share highpoints, so there were actually thirty-one actual highpoints to visit.

Bernalillo ... Sandia Crest
Catron ...
Whitewater Baldy
Chaves ...
One Tree Peak
Cibola ...
Mount Taylor
Colfax ...
Little Costilla Peak
Curry ...
Near Deadman Canyon
De Baca ...
Loma Alta
Dona Ana ...
Organ Needle
Eddy ...
Dog Canyon Overlook
Grant & Sierra ...
McKnight Mountain
Guadalupe ...
Mesa Leon
Harding ...
Sugarloaf Mountain
Hidalgo ...
"Ghost Peak"
Lea ...
Mescalero Ridge
Lincoln ...
Lookout Mountain
Los Alamos ...
Caballo Mountain
Luna ...
Cookes Peak
McKinley ...
Cerros de Alejandro
Mora & Rio Arriba ...
Truchas Peak
Otero ...
Sierra Blanca
Quay ...
Luciano Mesa
Roosevelt ...
Northwest Corner
San Juan ...
Beautiful Mountain
Sandoval ...
Redondo Peak
San Miguel ...
Elk Mountain
Santa Fe ...
Santa Fe Baldy
Socorro ...
South Baldy Mountain
Taos ...
Wheeler Peak
Torrance ...
Manzano Peak
Union ...
Sierra Grande
Valencia ...
Manzano Range

New Mexico County Highpoints
Statistics Summary

County Map

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Remaining List

This is a list of all other peaks that I have climbed in New Mexico. Most are 2,000-foot prominence peaks that I tackled during 2005-2007

Big Hatchet
Black
Brushy
Burro
Capitan
Carrizo
Cerro Vista
Chicoma
Eagle
Gallinas
Hachita
Sacramento
Timber
Withington


New Mexico County
Highpoints at www.cohp.org

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Highpoints at Summitpost

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I once called New Mexico home. I was a small boy when my dad was stationed at White Sands in the late 1960s, early 1970s. At the time, I probably didn't know we were in New Mexico, or what a "New Mexico" was. I was three when we left, and I did not return to New Mexico again until 23 years later. SInce then, I have visited many times.

I climbed Wheeler Peak in 1994 with my brother. In January 2000, I visited the highpoint of Lea County. That prompted me to embark on a project of visiting the highpoints of all 33 counties in New Mexico.

I made good progress in 2000 and 2001, in which I successfully climbed or visited the midsection of the state. By the end of 2001, I had completed 22 of the 33 counties, and a state completion looked promising. In 2002 I visited two more, then five more in 2003. Finally, I finished the remaining five counties in 2004, finishing the project on Santa Fe Baldy with my wife Beth on October 9, 2004. It was a thrill to complete the task, especially to do so with my wife.

I also climbed fourteen other highly-prominent mountains, including twelve in 2007 alone. Surprisingly, since then, I have done nothing in the state. I need to go back.



Wheeler Peak

August 15, 1994

Mescalero Ridge

January 2, 2000

Sandia Crest

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

Sugarloaf Mountain

March 15, 2000

Curry County HP

March 15, 2000
 

Luciano Mesa

March 15, 2000

Roosevelt County HP

March 15, 2000

Loma Alta

March 15, 2000

Dog Canyon Overlook

March 17, 2000

One Tree Peak

March 17, 2000
 

Cerros de Alejandro

September 2, 2000

Mount Taylor

September 3, 2000

South Baldy Peak

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

McKnight Mountain

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

Whitewater Baldy

September 23, 2000
 

Organ Needle

March 31, 2001

Lookout Mountain

July 14, 2001

Sierra Blanca

July 14, 2001

Manzano Mountains

October 20, 2001

Mesa Leon

October 21, 2001
 

Sierra Grande

May 26, 2002

Beautiful Mountain

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

Truchas Peak

June 21, 2003

Little Costilla Peak

September 20, 2003

Elk Mountain

September 21, 2003
 

"Ghost" Peak

April 10, 2004

Cookes Peak

April 11, 2004

Caballo Mountain

September 25, 2004

Redondo Peak

September 26, 2004

Santa Fe Baldy

October 9, 2004
 

Mount Withington

September 5, 2005

Black Peak

November 24, 2006

Hachita Peak

March 13, 2007

Burro Peak

March 15, 2007

Eagle Mountain

May 24, 2007
 

Timber Mountain

July 7, 2007

Brushy Mountain

July 9, 2007

Sacramento Mountains

August 7, 2007

Capitan Mountains HP

August 8, 2007

Gallinas Peak

August 8, 2007
 

Carrizo Peak

August 9, 2007

Cerro Vista

August 11, 2007

Chicoma Mountain

August 11, 2007

Big Hatchet Peak

December 20, 2007