Elevation

13,161 ft / 4,011 m

#1 in New Mexico

#992 in United States

Prominence

3,409 ft / 1,039 m

#12 in New Mexico

#312 in United States

Summits

161 summits

#1 in New Mexico

#218 in United States

Top climbing months

July   27%

June   18%

August   17%

Most climbed route

Williams Lake

9.3 mi • 2,964 ft gain

Highlights

  • Wheeler Peak is the highest peak in the state of New Mexico.
  • Lies in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, the southernmost subrange of the Rocky Mountains, in the Wheeler Peak Wilderness. Taos Ski Valley lies to the northwest of Wheeler Peak and the town of Taos is about 15 miles to the southwest.
  • The standard route on Wheeler Peak is along the north ridge.
  • Big horn sheep are common in the area.
29 summits • 11.4 mi • 3,999 ft gain • 9 hr 0 min
29 summits • 9.3 mi • 2,964 ft gain • 5 hr 7 min
8 summits • 10.6 mi • 4,039 ft gain • 9 hr 30 min
3 summits • 12.1 mi • 3,852 ft gain • 30 hr 34 min
3 summits • 9.2 mi • 2,948 ft gain • 5 hr 18 min
2 summits • 12.8 mi • 3,667 ft gain • 6 hr 47 min
2 summits • 18.2 mi • 5,252 ft gain
1 summit • 26.2 mi • 7,297 ft gain • 52 hr 1 min
1 summit • 13.2 mi • 3,889 ft gain • 10 hr 8 min
1 summit • 9.6 mi • 3,103 ft gain • 9 hr 36 min
1 summit • 14.1 mi • 4,329 ft gain • 30 hr 34 min
1 summit • 6.7 mi • 2,936 ft gain • 4 hr 44 min

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