New Mexico peaks

2,907 peaks

Highest peak

Wheeler Peak

13,161 ft / 4,011 m

Most summited peak

Wheeler Peak

161 summits

Most prominent peak

Sierra Blanca Peak

5,553 ft / 1,692 m prom

New Mexico summits

2,989 summits

First Ascent Awards

900 of 2,907 peaks 30%

Top climbing months

July 15%

August 13%

June 11%

New Mexico mountains highlights

  • Wheeler Peak (13,161 ft) is the highest peak in New Mexico, and hiking to its summit requires crossing a boulder field, navigating steep switchbacks, and traversing a narrow ridgeline before reaching the summit.
  • The Sandia Mountains are a popular hiking destination, with the most popular peak being Sandia Peak (10,378 ft), which can be reached via the Sandia Peak Tramway or by hiking the challenging La Luz Trail, which gains over 3,000 feet in elevation in just 7 miles.
  • The Organ Mountains in southern New Mexico are known for their unique and dramatic rocky formations, with the most popular hike being to the summit of Organ Needle (8,990 ft), which involves a steep scramble up a rocky gully to reach the exposed summit block.
  • The Sangre de Cristo Mountains are the southernmost subrange of the Rocky Mountains, and the most popular hike is to the summit of Mount Baldy (12,441 ft), which involves hiking along a scenic ridgeline and summiting the second highest peak in New Mexico.
  • The Jemez Mountains are a volcanic range that is home to several popular hikes, including the summit of Chicoma Mountain (11,561 ft), which is the highest point in the range and requires a challenging cross-country ascent to reach its summit.

Popular New Mexico mountains