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Bassett Peak, Galiuro Mountains

Bassett Peak, Galiuro Mountains

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.

Arizona Peaks

The Arizona peaks in this list are organized according to the three physiographic regions of Arizona described in Wikipedia: Geography of Arizona.

Physiographic regions of Arizona

Physiographic regions of Arizona
By Mortadelo2005 - Basado en el mapa que aparece en esta página.,
CC BY 2.5, http://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=2445297

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Arizona Basin and Range
Rank Peak Prominence
(feet)
Isolation
(miles)
Elevation
(feet)
Year
1 Mount Graham
(Pinaleno Mtns HP)
6320 82.4 10720 2014
3 Mount Lemmon
(Santa Catalina Mtns HP)
5157 51.5 9157 2013
4 Chiricahua Peak
(Chiricahua Mtns HP)
5139 64.2 9759 2014
5 Miller Peak
(Huachuca Mtns HP)
5006 66.5 9466 2015
7 Mica Mountain
(Rincon Mtns HP)
4608 20.4 8664 2015
8 Mount Wrightson
(Santa Rita Mtns HP)
4578 38.8 9453 2015
9 Hualapai Peak
(Hualapai Mtns HP)
4439 95.2 8417 2019
10 Baboquivari Peak
(Baboquivari Mtns HP)
4194 42.0 7734 2017
13 Mount Tipton
(Cerbat Mtns HP)
3628 33.8 7148  
15 Mount Turnbull
(Santa Teresa Mtns HP)
3562 25.7 8282 2016
16 Signal Peak
(Kofa Mtns HP)
3477 51.8 4877 2017
17 Harquahala Mountain
(Harquahala Mtns HP)
3461 42.9 5681 2019
19 Dos Cabezas Peaks
(Dos Cabezas Mtns HP)
3249 27.3 8359 2017
20 "Hayes Peak"
(Sierra Estrella HP)
3212 47.4 4512 2015
21 Mount Wilson
(Black Mtns)
3205 28.0 5445  
23 Bassett Peak
(Galiuro Mtns HP)
3123 19.6 7663 2017
24 Crossman Peak
(Mohave Mtns HP)
3120 21.7 5100  
28 Mount Bangs
(Virgin Mtns)
2892 19.4 8012  
29 Apache Peak
(Whetstone Mtns HP)
2886 20.1 7711 2018
30 Mount Glenn
(Dragoon Mtns HP)
2840 27.3 7480 2016
31 Smith Peak
(Harcuvar Mtns HP)
2792 16.4 5242 2018
32 Mount Ajo
(Ajo Range HP)
2698 61.2 4808 2016
34 Fissure Peak
(Mule Mtns HP)
2675 12.8 7375 2015
35 Gu Achi Peak
(Santa Rosa Mtns HP)
2636 15.3 4556 2016
37 Barry Goldwater Peak
(White Tank Mtns HP)
2503 26.8 4083 2018
38 Newman Peak
(Picacho Mtns HP)
2500 24.5 4480 2016
40 Pinnacle Ridge
(Santa Teresa Mtns)
2470 13.0 7550 2017
42 Keystone Peak
(Sierrita Mtns HP)
2448 20.4 6188 2015
47 Table Top
(Table Top Mtns HP)
2333 31.3 4373 2015
48 Coyote Mountains HP 2329 4.6 6529 2017
49 Sheep Mountain
(Gila Mounains HP - Yuma)
2326 34.6 3156 2018
50 Reiley Peak
(Winchester Mtns HP)
2320 13.1 7640 2018
52 Rincon Peak
(Rincon Mtns)
2282 6.8 8482 2015
55 North Peloncillo Mtns HP 2193 23.2 6520 2017
56 Mohawk Peak
(Mohawk Mtns HP)
2140 19.5 2775 2018
57 Cunningham Mountain
(Dome Rock Mtns HP)
2136 16.1 3316 2017
59 Wasson Peak
(Tucson Mtns HP)
2117 13.5 4687 2015
60 Peacock Peak
(Peacock Mtns HP)
2092 11.9 6292  
60 Kitt Peak
(Quinlan Mtns HP)
2092 11.8 6880 2015
62 Castle Dome Peak
(Castle Dome Mtns HP)
2088 18.4 3788 2017
63 Woolsey Peak
(Gila Bend Mtns HP)
2071 29.2 3171 2018
66 Harcuvar Peak
(Harcuvar Mtns)
2048 8.2 4618 2019
67 Mount Perkins
(Black Mtns HP)
2036 16.7 5456  
68 Mae West Peaks
(Little Dragoon Mtns HP)
2026 12.0 6726 2016
69 Swisshelm Mountain
(Swisshelm Mtns HP)
2025 11.3 7185 2016
70 South Mountain 2020 17.0 4160 2017
71 Pinta Benchmark
(Sierra Pinta HP)
2010 27.7 2950 2018
72 Silver Peak
(Chiricahua Mtns)
2008 3.6 8008 2017
74 Cimarron Peak 1984 26.0 4124 2019
75 Mount Devine
(North Comobabi Mtns HP)
1983 14.3 4783 2017
76 Copper Mountains HP 1968 13.4 2888 2019
77 Atascosa Peak
(Atascosa Mtns HP)
1960 22.0 6422 2015
80 San Cayetano Peak
(San Cayetano Mtns HP)
1924 8.3 6004 2017
81 Silver Bell Peak
(Silver Bell Mtns HP)
1921 21.7 4261 2016
82 Cathedral Rock
(Santa Catalina Mtns)
1917 3.3 7957  
83 Cochise Head
(Chiricahua Mtns)
1913 9.0 8113 2017
84 Huachuca Peak
(Huachuca Mtns)
1910 4.4 8410 2018
85 Black Mountain 1907 19.3 5587 2017
86 Buckskin Benchmark
(Buckskin Mtns HP)
1887 11.1 3927  
87 Eagletail Peak
(Eagletail Mtns HP)
1880 16.8 3300  
89 Cabeza Benchmark
(Cabeza Prieta Mtns HP)
1830 14.3 2830 2019
94 Nutt Benchmark 1786 18.1 5216  
95 Whitlock Mountains HP 1782 10.7 5682 2018
97 Saddle Mountain 1777 13.2 3037 2018
98 Mesquite Benchmark
(Mesquite Mtns HP)
1769 13.6 3789 2019
101 College Peaks
(Perilla Mtns HP)
1748 6.0 6388  
104 Mount Washington
(Patagonia Mtns HP)
1709 20.6 7221 2018
121 Prieta Peak
(Slate Mtns HP)
1617 12.3 3332  
131 Picacho Peak
(Picacho Mtns)
1573 4.3 3370 2015
133 Colorado Benchmark
(Cerro Colorado Mtns HP)
1559 10.1 5319 2017
135 Forest Hill
(Little Rincon Mtns HP)
1554 4.4 6114 2019
136 Vekol Mountains HP 1549 11.6 3609 2020
137 Mustang Mountains HP 1544 6.0 6469 2018
171 Tumacacori Mountains HP 1416 7.5 5736 2017
198 Ragged Top 1347 2.3 3907 2018
>200 Waterman Peak
(Waterman Mtns HP)
1250 4.0 3830 2018
>200 Martina Mountain
(Roskruge Mtns HP)
1242 4.6 4044 2016
>200 Rabia Benchmark
(Sierra Blanca HP)
1147 6.6 3727 2019
>200 West Silver Bell Mtns HP 1140 10.2 3100 2017
>200 Jeffords Peak
(Tortolita Mtns HP)
1136 12.0 4696 2017
>200 Fraguita Peak
(Cobre Ridge HP)
1089 7.6 5369 2017
>200 Quijotoa Mountains HP 1080 5.0 3940+ 2020
>200 Jack Benchmark Southwest
(Tat Momoli Mtns HP)
1055 7.4 2600+ 2020
>200 Sawtooth Mountains HP 1020 8.5 2630 2018
>200 Empire Mountains HP 988 4.8 5588 2019
>200 Silver Reef Mountains HP 971 5.2 2476 2020
>200 Casa Grande Mountains HP 868 9.1 2350 2019
>200 Artesa Mountains HP 821 6.1 3381 2020
>200 Brownell Peak
(Brownell Mtns HP)
813 4.3 3573 2019
>200 Las Guijas Mountains HP 805 7.8 4665 2017
>200 Antelope Peak
(Tortilla Mnts HP)
587 6.2 4547 2020
>200 Suizo Mountains HP 480 4.5 3360+ 2020

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Arizona Transition Zone
Rank Peak Prominence
(feet)
Isolation
(miles)
Elevation
(feet)
Year
11 Pinal Peak
(Pinal Mtns HP)
4090 35.1 7850 2014
12 Mazatzal Peak
(Mazatzal Mtns HP)
3943 27.2 7903 2019
18 Browns Peak
(Mazatzal Mtns)
3297 25.6 7657 2017
26 Mount Union
(Bradshaw Mtns HP)
2939 54.4 7979 2018
27 Woodchute Mountain
(Black Hills HP)
2900 25.7 7840 2018
36 Apache Peaks
(Blackjack Mtns HP)
2580 16.9 6940 2017
41 Aztec Peak
(Sierra Ancha HP)
2468 35.9 7748 2016
43 Mount Ord
(Mazatzal Mtns)
2408 9.3 7128 2014
44 Guthrie Peak 2391 14.3 6571 2017
53 Bryce Mountain
(Gila Mtns HP - Graham)
2228 17.2 7298 2019
58 Weaver Peak
(Weaver Mtns HP)
2134 18.3 6574 2018
64 Mohon Peak
(Mohon Mtns HP)
2059 34.1 7499  
65 Pine Mountain
(Verde Rim)
2054 18.5 6814 2018
73 Turtle Mountain 2004 8.5 7004 2018
79 Towers Mountain
(Bradshaw Mtns)
1948 11.7 7628 2019
88 Mitchell Peak
(White Mtns)
1831 14.0 7951 2018
90 Superstition Benchmark
(Superstition Mtns HP)
1817 11.8 5057 2018
92 El Capitan Mountain
(Mescal Mtns HP)
1808 5.5 6568 2018
98 West Cedar Mountain 1769 5.7 5489  
161 Picketpost Mountain 1455 5.0 4375 2019
181 Scott Mountain
(Dripping Springs Mtns HP)
1376 5.7 5096 2020

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Arizona's Colorado Plateau
Rank Peak Prominence
(feet)
Isolation
(miles)
Elevation
(feet)
Year
2 Humphreys Peak
(San Francisco Peaks HP)
6039 245.9 12633 2011
6 Mount Baldy
(White Mtns HP)
4723 154.0 11403 2017
14 Kaibab Plateau HP 3580 69.1 9200+ 2018
22 Roof Butte
(Chuska Mtns HP)
3140 59.3 9800  
25 Mount Trumbull
(Unikaret Plateau HP)
2969 45.9 8029  
33 Pastora Peak
(Carizzo Mtns HP)
2687 18.5 9407  
39 Kendrick Peak 2478 9.5 10418 2019
45 Maple Peak 2374 10.9 8294  
46 Escudilla Mountain
(White Mtns)
2372 24.6 10912 2017
51 Bill Williams Mountain 2296 14.9 9256  
54 Grand Wash Cliffs
(Music Mtns HP)
2209 21.8 6769  
78 Sitgreaves Mountain 1949 9.5 9389  
91 Vishnu Temple 1813 1.7 7533  
92 Black Mesa HP 1808 41.0 8168  
96 O'Leary Peak 1778 5.2 8938 2019
100 Mount Dellenbaugh
(Shivwits Plateau HP)
1752 22.7 7072  
114 Mount Floyd 1661 28.9 7441  
123 Hutch Mountain 1612 32.0 8532 2019
>200 Manzanita Benchmark 1222 28.9 7392  
>200 Yale Point 912 30.0 8092  
>200 Hauke Mesa 689 25.6 6829  

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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.

New Mexico Prominence Peaks
Rank Peak Prominence
(feet)
Isolation
(miles)
Elevation
(feet)
Year
1 Sierra Blanca Peak
(Sacramento Mts HP)
5533 165.7 11973  
2 Chicoma Mountain
(Jemez Mts HP)
4281 35.28 11561  
3 Sandia Crest
(Sandia Mtns HP)
4098 45.3 10678 2013
4 Mount Taylor
(North San Mateo Mtns HP)
4094 86.76 11301  
5 Truchas Peak
(Santa Fe Mtns HP)
4001 42.3 13102  
6 South Baldy
(Magdalena Mtns HP)
3803 88.1 10783 2019
7 Organ Needle
(Organ Mtns HP)
3700 52.0 8980+  
8 Big Hatchet Peak
(Big Hatchet Mtns HP)
3696 22.7 8356  
9 Salinas Peak 3605 39.9 8965 NA
10 Whitewater Baldy
(Mogollon Mtns HP)
3535 51.6 10895  
11 Wheeler Peak
(Taos Mtns HP)
3409 37.0 13161 2011
12 Capitan Mountains HP 3261 28.1 10201  
13 Animas Mountains HP 3250 31.5 8565 NA
14 Manzano Peak
(Manzano Mtns HP)
3238 41.3 10098  
15 Florida Peak North
(Florida Mtns HP)
3210 26.8 7460  
16 West Blue Mountain
(San Mateo Mtns HP)
3136 26.0 10336  
17 Ladrones Benchmark 3130 25.8 9210  
18 Venado Peak 2971 11.6 12734  
19 Mount Phillips 2901 7.3 11741  
20 Timber Mountain
(Caballo Mtns HP)
2815 28.1 7565  
21 Baldy Mountain
(Cimarron Range HP)
2681 11.0 12441  
22 Carrizo Peak
(Carrizo Mtns HP)
2645 ??? 9605  
23 Cookes Peak
(Cookes Range HP)
2568 20.9 8408  
24 McKnight Mountain
(Black Range HP)
2525 42.01 10165 2019
25 San Andres Peak 2515 22.2 8235 NA
26 Cerro Vista 2499 ??? 11939  
27 Ute Mountain 2483 10.4 10093  
28 Redondo Peak 2454 13.4 11254  
29 Little Costilla Peak 2424 7.5 12584  
30 Alegres Mountain 2369 54.5 10229  
31 Black Peak
(Pinos Altos Range HP)
2349 17.6 9029 2019
32 Wind Mountain 2340 37.2 7280  
33 Mount Withington
(San Mateo Mtns)
2315 14.9 10115  
34 Brushy Mountain
(Summit Mtns HP)
2280 20.9 7600+ 2018
35 Oscura Peak
(Oscura Mtns HP)
2279 25.4 8639 NA
36 Eagle Peak
(Tularosa Mtns HP)
2266 11.5 9786  
37 Picuris Peak
(Picuris Mtns HP)
2241 9.8 10801  
38 Mockingbird Mountains HP 2195 8.6 7475 NA
39 Gallinas Peak
(Gallinas Mtns HP)
2167 37.2 8637  
40 Hachita Peak
(Little Hatchet Mtns HP)
2139 12.6 6639  
41 San Antonio Mountain 2108 18.8 10908  
42 South Sacramento Mountains HP 2095 39.1 9695  
43 Alamo Hueco Mountains HP 2091 11.7 6851  
44 Placer Mountain
(Ortiz Mtns HP)
2077 15.7 8897  
45 Gardner Peak 2052 5.6 7534 NA
46 Burro Peak
(Big Burro Mtns HP)
2000 17.4 8020+ 2019
61 Gray Mountain
(Peloncillo Mtns HP)
1646 12.7 6928  

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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
Rank Peak Prominence
(feet)
Isolation
(miles)
Elevation
(feet)
Year
1 Emory Peak
(Chisos Mtns HP)
4485 41.9 7825  
2 Baldy Peak
(Davis Mtns HP)
3918 95.4 8378 open
3 Eagle Peak
(Devil Ridge HP)
3114 53.4 7484  
4 Guadalupe Peak
(Guadalupe Mtns HP)
3029 72.6 8749 2010
5 North Franklin Mountain
(Franklin Range HP)
2982 24.9 7192  
6 Chinati Peak
(Chinati Mtns HP)
2948 49.6 7728 NA
7 Sue Peaks
(Sierra del Carmen HP)
2914 15.5 5854  
8 Santiago Peak
(Santiago Mtns HP)
2444 24.3 6524  
9 Christmas Mountains HP 2388 12.0 5728  
10 Sierra Blanca
(Sierra Blanca HP)
2251 26.8 6891  
11 Rosillo Peak
(Rosillos Mtns HP)
2105 13.1 5445  
12 Quitman Mountains HP 2029 7.8 6689  

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AZ (60/73) (78/100) (30/40); NM (7/46); TX (1/12)

Southwest USA Peaks

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Sources

Peakbagger.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

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