Southwest USA Peaks
I am exploring Arizona, New Mexico, and West Texas peaks from my winter base in Tucson. My highest priority are to visit the 73 peaks in Arizona with at least 2000 feet of topographic prominence. I expect to finish this list within the next few winter seasons.
I have added to this list the 100 most prominent Arizona peaks and five additional peaks in Arizona with at least 25 miles of topographic isolation. I doubt that I will ever summit one of these additions, Vishnu Temple in Grand Canyon National Park.
As opportunities arise I hope to visit several of the 46 peaks in New Mexico and the 12 peaks in West Texas with at least 2000 feet of prominence. However, several of these peaks have no public access or are problematic during the winter half of the year. I will see how I progress on these lists.
Finally I include here other southwest peaks of interest to me with either significant prominence or that are the highpoints of named mountain ranges. These additions will grow as I explore more of the Southwestern USA.
The Peak Map below shows the locations of the current combined list.
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|
|54||Grand Wash Cliffs
(Music Mtns HP)
|92||Black Mesa HP||1808||41.0||8168|
(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|
AZ (60/73) (78/100) (30/40); NM (7/46); TX (1/12)
Southwest USA Peaks
= Climbed, = Next, = No Current Plans, = No Access
SourcesPeakbagger.com: Paul's Arizona 2000 foot Prominent Peaks
Peakbagger.com: Paul's Arizona 100 Most Prominent Peaks
Peakbagger.com: Paul's Arizona Peaks with 25 Miles Isolation
Peakbagger.com: Paul's Arizona Range Highpoints
Peakbagger.com: Paul's New Mexico 2000 foot Prominent Peaks
Peakbagger.com: Paul's Texas 2000 foot Prominent Peaks