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Guatemala Ranges

Range TypeBogus mountain grouping for this site
Highest PointVolcán Tajumulco (4220 m/13,845 ft)
CountriesGuatemala
States/ProvincesAlta Verapaz (14%), Izabal (11%), Quiché (10%), Huehuetenango (9%), Escuintla (7%), Jutiapa (5%), Santa Rosa (4%), San Marcos (4%), Baja Verapaz (4%), Petén (3%), Suchitepéquez (3%), Guatemala (3%), Retalhuleu (3%), Jalapa (3%), El Progreso (3%), Quetzaltenango (3%), Chimaltenango (3%), Zacapa (2%), Totonicapán (2%), Sololá (2%), Sacatepéquez (1%), Chiquimula (1%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area69,478 sq km / 26,825 sq mi
Area may include lowland areas
Extent317 km / 197 mi North-South
429 km / 267 mi East-West
Center Lat/Long15° 10' N; 90° 14' W
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Map of Guatemala Ranges
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Note: Range borders shown on map are an approximation and are not authoritative.
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Other Ranges: To go to pages for other ranges either click on the map above, or on range names in the hierarchy snapshot below, which show the parent, siblings, and children of the Guatemala Ranges.
Central America RangesLevel 2 (Parent)
         YucatanLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Chiapas RangesLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Guatemala RangesLevel 3
         Central Central AmericaLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Costa Rica-Panama RangesLevel 3 (Sibling)



Major Peaks of the Guatemala Ranges

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NamemftRange4
1.Volcán Tajumulco422013,845 
2.Volcán Acatenango397513,041 
3.Cerro de los Cuervos383712,589 
4.Volcán Santa María377212,375 
5.Volcán de Fuego376312,346 
6.Volcán de Agua376112,339 
7.Pico Zunil354211,621 
8.Volcán Atitlán353711,604 
9.Volcán Santo Tomás350511,499 
10.Torre Benchmark340311,165 
Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.



Photos of Peaks in the Guatemala Ranges

Volcán Tajumulco
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The rooftop of Central America, Volcán Tajumulco, from the lower portion of the trail (2016-02-05). Photo by MB Hansen.
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Volcán Acatenango
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Volcán Acatenango in Guatemala from the nearby saddle, looking at the higher peak (2009-04-29). Photo by Jeff Malik.
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Volcán Santa María
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Volcan Santa Maria towering above the bustling city of Quetzaltenango (2016-02-04). Photo by Jobe Wymore.
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Volcán de Fuego
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Volcán Fuego, Guatemala, from the summit of Acatenango (2009-04-29). Photo by Jeff Malik.
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Volcán de Agua
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Volcan Agua from the plaza in Santa Maria de Jesus, Guatemala at sunrise (2011-12-21). Photo by Ken Jones.
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Pico Zunil
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Our campsite on the ridge at 10,820 ft (2016-12-04). Photo by Richard Carey.
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Volcan de Fuego-South Slope
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Walking up the slopes of active Fuego (2011-01-19). Photo by David Howells.
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Volcán Pacaya
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Looking west at Volcan Pacaya from Cerro Grande (2016-12-11). Photo by Richard Carey.
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Cerro Grande
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Cerro Grande as seen from the trail on Volcan Pacaya (2016-12-11). Photo by Richard Carey.
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