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Mexico State High Points

RankStatePeak Elev-Ft
Range (Level 3)Ascents
1.PueblaPico de Orizaba18,491Cordillera Neovolcanica309
1.VeracruzPico de Orizaba18,491Cordillera Neovolcanica309
3.MorelosVolcán Popocatépetl17,759Cordillera Neovolcanica47
3.MéxicoVolcán Popocatépetl17,759Cordillera Neovolcanica47
5.TlaxcalaVolcán La Malinche14,560Cordillera Neovolcanica170
6.JaliscoNevado de Colima14,009Cordillera Neovolcanica22
7.ChiapasVolcán Tacaná13,343Chiapas Ranges16
8.Ciudad de MéxicoCerro Ajusco12,917Cordillera Neovolcanica38
9.MichoacánCerro Tancítaro12,598Cordillera Neovolcanica9
10.ColimaVolcán de Colima12,566Cordillera Neovolcanica3
11.Nuevo LeónCerro el Potosí12,205Sierra Madre Oriental10
12.CoahuilaCerro San Rafael12,188Sierra Madre Oriental12
13.OaxacaCerro el Nacimiento12,172Sierra Madre del Sur1
14.GuerreroCerro Tiotepec11,647Sierra Madre del Sur1
15.TamaulipasCerro Peña Nevada11,532Sierra Madre Oriental5
16.HidalgoCerro La Peña de Tepozán11,073Cordillera Neovolcanica6
17.GuanajuatoCerro El Zamorano11,043Mexican Plateau5
17.QuerétaroCerro El Zamorano11,043Mexican Plateau5
19.DurangoCerro Gordo11,014Sierra Madre Occidental4
20.ChihuahuaCerro Mohinora10,853Sierra Madre Occidental3
21.ZacatecasCerro El Refugio10,499Mexican Plateau0
22.San Luis PotosíCerro Grande10,417Mexican Plateau0
23.Baja CaliforniaPicacho del Diablo10,154Baja California97
24.AguascalientesSierra Fría9941Sierra Madre Occidental0
25.SinaloaCerro Alto Tapanco9711Sierra Madre Occidental3
26.NayaritCerro Del Faro9088Sierra Madre Occidental0
27.SonoraCerro Pico Guacamayas8629Sierra Madre Occidental1
28.Baja California SurSierra La Laguna High Point6857Baja California19
29.TabascoTabasco High Point3757Chiapas Ranges1
30.CampecheCerro Champerico1296Yucatan1
31.Quintana RooCerro El Charro804Yucatan1
32.YucatánCerro Benito Juaréz689Yucatan1

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List Description

There are 31 States in Mexico, plus the Distrito Federal of Mexico City, for a total of 32 state equivalents. Owing to the state of mapping in Mexico, many of these peaks on this list are tentative and not particularly precise. Relatively good 1:50,000 topo maps exist for the country, but they do not always show the state lines very well.


  • Book County High Points by Andy Martin; list compiled 1991 by Andy Martin. An excellent source, with "Certainty" ratings for each peak as to whether or not it is the high point.
  • My own research, checking, and judgement calls.
  • Internet sites listed below.
  • Links

         Mexico State High Points
         XPMexico--Mountains of Mexico


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