Peaks

 

12

 

 

Pursuers

 

131

 

 

Finishers

 

3

 

 

"The Taos 12". Taos Ski Valley serves as your perfect basecamp for adventures into the surrounding peaks. This challenge brings you to the summits of 12 peaks surrounding the valley, including classic 13,161 ft Wheeler Peak, the highest in New Mexico. Builds on the Taos 5 with 7 additional peaks, some of which require off-trail travel and routefinding.

 

Highest peak

Wheeler Peak

13,161 ft / 4,011 m

Most prominent peak

Wheeler Peak

3,409 ft / 1,039 m

Most summited peak

Wheeler Peak

143 summits

Most difficult peak

Kachina Peak

Class 3

Difficulty breakdown

Class 3/4 1 peak

Top climbing months

July   25%

August   22%

June   19%

Highlights