New Mexico peaks

2,727 peaks

Highest peak

Wheeler Peak

13,161 ft / 4,011 m

Most summited peak

Wheeler Peak

100 summits

Most prominent peak

Sierra Blanca Peak

5,553 ft / 1,692 m prom

New Mexico summits

1,292 summits

First Ascent Awards

345 of 2,727 peaks 12%

Top climbing months

July 21%

August 17%

June 16%

New Mexico mountains highlights

"I met my friend Jim at his home, 7:00 AM on a warm November 22, 2017 day. This was the day before Thanksgiving. Our goal was to hike to the top of Sandia Crest, I planned to hike further north to reach wilderness high points, then back south taking the Sandia Peak Tramway to the bottom. The tramway drops nearly 1 mile in vertical elevation with spectacular views in all directions. Taking the tramway is a must event for anyone visiting Albuquerque! We left one car at the bottom of the tramway and took the second car north to the bottom of the La Luz Trail. We started hiking at 7:30 AM. The st" - Sandia Crest, Phil-Robinson, Nov 22, 2017
"Drove all the way to the picnic grounds at Glorieta Baldy using FR-375. A high clearance vehicle is recommended. Do not attempt this road if its wet even with 4WD. Only portions are graveled all surface. Large ruts and holes indicate a muddy mess when wet. The Thompson Peak trail starts at the picnic area, north of the parking lot. The Glorieta Baldy fire tower is a hundred yards to the south, just follow the road up the hill. The trail to Thompson Peak is obvious for the most part. Once on the peak you will encounter a large rock cairn; this is not the highpoint. You must continue " - Thompson Peak, fredbrown585, Oct 10, 2017
"From NM-503 turned on to FR-306. Drove up the dirt road for 8 plus miles to the Borrego Mesa Campground then took a road to the right instead of entering the campground area. Was only able to go about 9/10 mile beyond the campground since I was driving a low clearance compact car. Pulled off the road and hiked up the road to the another road on the right (Trail Head #5) that provides access to Trail 153. About a half-mile in the road is blocked with a green steel gate . A vehicle with 4WD could drive to it. The trail is a bit confusing at the start, best to cut across the meadow to the north w" - The Dome, fredbrown585, Oct 2, 2017
"The peak is on the boundary of Philmont Boyscout Ranch and the Colin Nesbitt WMA. Access from Philmont is limited to boyscouts and staff only. Access from Cimarron State Park/Colin Nesbitt WMA requires a day use pass obtainable at a Cimarron State Park pay station for $5. This pass allows access to Cimarron State Park and both the north and south areas of Colin Nesbitt WMA. The Colin Nesbitt WMA is a New Mexico administered wildlife management area. Route I used: US-64 to Cimarron State Park; then Clear Creek Trail (trailhead at MM-292) to the northern ridge of Tolby Peak, then bushwhac" - Mount Phillips, fredbrown585, Sep 25, 2017
"The day of our ascent, there was a thunderstorm promised for later in the day, so we ascended faster than we would normally. Above the treelike, the wind increased dramatically, stealing the breath from you. On the summit ridge, it was extremely hard to walk as the gusts would knock you off balance with alarming regularity. We did successfully summit, and enjoyed the company of a chipmunk as we sat in the lee of the wind, once again celebrating our achievement with chocolate cigars!" - Wheeler Peak,, Sep 22, 2017

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