Volcán Popocatépetl, Mexico

Prominence: 3020 m, 9909 ft

Elevation: 5400+ meters, 17,717+ feet

Approx. Isolation: 142.96 km, 88.83 mi
Elevation Info:Elevation range: 5400 - 5420 m
    (20-meter closed contour)
Alternate Name(s)Popo
Highest SummitPico Anáhuac
Peak TypeVolcano
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)19° 1' 21'' N; 98° 37' 40'' W
19.022472, -98.627807 (Dec Deg)
539168E 2103355N Zone 14 (UTM)
State/ProvinceMéxico (Highest Point)
Morelos (Highest Point)

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     North America 14,000-foot Peaks (Rank #10)
     Mexico State High Points (Rank #3)
     North America Peaks with 2000 meters of Prominence (Rank #17)
     World Top 100 by Prominence (Rank #90)
     World Drainage Basin High Points over 5000 m high (Rank #34)
     1500-meter Prominence Peak with Ascents (Rank #91)
     Combined USA-Canada-Mexico State/Province High Points (Rank #5)

Selected Guidebook(s) for this Peak:
       Mexico's Volcanoes (Secor)

Selected Trip Reports from this site:
     1979-01-02 by Petter Bjørstad
     1989-01 by Rob Hiemstra
     1991-01-15 by Eric John Behnke
     1991-02-08 by Jonathan Wunrow
     1993-01-13 by Greg Slayden (Unsuccessful)

View ascents of peak by registered members (35 total)

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The white snows of Popo rise above Tlamacas Lodge, in this picture from before the recent eruptive cycle began in 1994 (1993-01).
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ProminenceKey Col Page  (Detailed prominence information)
  Clean Prominence: 3020 m/9909 ft
  Optimistic Prominence: 3060 m/10,039 ft
  Line Parent: Pico de Orizaba
  Key Col: 2380 m/7808 ft
Isolation142.96 km/88.83 mi
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    Pico de Orizaba  (E)
Isolation distance is based on NHN and is slightly overstated.
RangesContinent: North America
Range2: Central Mexican Ranges
Range3: Cordillera Neovolcanica
Range4: Central Neovolcanica (Highest Point)
Range5: Popo-Izta Range (Highest Point)
Drainage BasinsBalsas (HP)
Pacific Ocean
OwnershipLand: Parque nacional Iztaccíhuatl-Popocatépetl (Highest Point)
First AscentOctober, 1520
Diego de Ordaz
Route #1 Snow Climb: Las Cruces
Trailhead: Tlamacas Lodge (Paved Road) 3947 m/12,949 ft
Vertical Gain: 1453 m/4768 ft
Distance (one way): 4.99 km/3.1 mi
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Popocatépetl's cone at sunrise from Iztaccíhuatl (2008-03-26). Photo by Ben Lostracco.
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