Southwest USA Peaks
I am exploring Arizona from my winter base in Tucson, Arizona. To help guide my explorations I list here the 73 peaks in Arizona with at least 2000 feet of topographic prominence. I hope to eventually visit all these peaks. To increase coverage across Arizona I have extended the list to include the 180 Arizona peaks with at least 1400 feet of prominence. Many of these have no public access or are too difficult for me to consider attempting. Nevertheless, it is fun to watch my progress as I explore Arizona.
I have also visited a few of the 46 peaks in New Mexico and 12 peaks in Texas with at least 2000 feet of prominence. Several of the New Mexico peaks have no public access or are difficult for me to visit during the winter half of the year. Most of the Texas peaks require ranch access which can be difficult to obtain. I expect to visit several more New Mexico peaks on this list.
Finally, I include here other southwest peaks I have visited with at least 1000 feet of prominence. These are often local peaks that have caught my attention as I travel to and from Tucson.
Southwest USA Peaks
This map shows the locations of these peaks.
= Climbed, = Next, = No Current Plans, = No Access
AZ (67/73)(124/180); NM (12/46); TX (3/12)
The Arizona peaks in this list are organized according to the three physiographic regions of Arizona described in Wikipedia: Geography of Arizona.
|Arizona's Colorado Plateau|
(San Francisco Peaks HP)
(White Mtns HP)
|14||Kaibab Plateau HP||3580||69.1||9200+||2018|
(Chuska Mtns HP)
(Unikaret Plateau HP)
(Carizzo Mtns HP)
|51||Bill Williams Mountain||2296||14.9||9256||2021|
|54||Grand Wash Cliffs
(Music Mtns HP)
|92||Black Mesa HP||1808||41.0||8168||2023|
(Shivwits Plateau HP)
New Mexico Prominence Peaks
New Mexico has 46 peaks with at least 2000 feet of topographic prominence. Several of these peaks have no public access.
Texas Prominence Peaks
There are twelve peaks in Texas with at least 2000 feet of topographic prominence. They all lie in West Texas.
|Texas Prominence Peaks|
(Chisos Mtns HP)
(Davis Mtns HP)
(Devil Ridge HP)
(Guadalupe Mtns HP)
|5||North Franklin Mountain
(Franklin Range HP)
(Chinati Mtns HP)
(Sierra del Carmen HP)
(Santiago Mtns HP)
|9||Christmas Mountains HP||2388||12.0||5728|
(Sierra Blanca HP)
(Rosillos Mtns HP)
|12||Quitman Mountains HP||2029||7.8||6689|
SourcesScott Surgent's Mountains of Arizona
Scott Peavy's Arizona Peaks
Todd's Desert Hiking Guide
Peakbagger.com:Paul's Arizona 2000 foot Prominent Peaks
Paul's Arizona 1400 foot Prominent Peaks
Paul's New Mexico 2000 foot Prominent Peaks
Paul's Texas 2000 foot Prominent Peaks