Elevation

13,161 ft / 4,011 m

#1 in New Mexico

#914 in United States

Prominence

3,409 ft / 1,039 m

#12 in New Mexico

#266 in United States

Summits

126 summits

#1 in New Mexico

#176 in United States

Top climbing months

July   26%

August   20%

June   17%

Most climbed route

Bull of the Woods

11.4 mi • 3,999 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
28 summits • 9.3 mi • 2,964 ft gain • 5 hr 6 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
2 summits • 18.2 mi • 5,252 ft gain
1 summit • 24.7 mi • 5,693 ft gain • 52 hr 1 min
1 summit • 12.8 mi • 3,667 ft gain • 6 hr 46 min
1 summit • 14.1 mi • 4,329 ft gain • 30 hr 34 min

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