Deception Peak, New Mexico

Prominence: 0 ft, 0 m

Elevation: 12,320+ feet, 3755+ meters

True Isolation: 0.09 mi, 0.14 km
Elevation Info:Elevation range: 12,320 - 12,360 ft
    (40-foot closed contour)
NAVD88 Elevation: 12,324 ft / 3756 m
    (Range 12,324 - 12,364 ft)
Peak TypeSub-Peak, subsidiary to
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)35° 47' 42'' N, 105° 46' 22'' W
35.79489, -105.772823 (Dec Deg)
430167 E 3961475 N, Zone 13 (UTM)
CountryUnited States
State/ProvinceNew Mexico
County/Second Level RegionSanta Fe

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Ascent Info

Total ascents/attempts logged by registered users: 107
     Show all viewable ascents/attempts (Total: 104)

Selected Trip Reports:
     2008-10-10 by Phil Robinson (GPS Track)
     2013-09-23 by Trey Pinkerton
     2014-08-09 by Phil Robinson (GPS Track)
     2017-08-13 by Stephen Mang
     2017-11-05 by Stav Basis
     2019-04-19 by Jeremy Korsh (Unsuccessful) (GPS Track)
     2019-07-02 by Valerie Norton (GPS Track)
     2020-06-11 by Tyler King
     2020-06-20 by Rob Anthony
     2020-07-13 by Eric Smith (GPS Track)
     2020-08-05 by Eric Smith (GPS Track)
     2021-06-13 by Will Wente (GPS Track)
     2021-06-26 by Eric Smith (GPS Track)
     2021-07-03 by Melinda Minear
     2021-07-07 by Eric Smith (GPS Track)
     2021-07-20 by Yangus Cool
     2021-07-29 by Yangus Cool
     2021-08-04 by Yangus Cool
     2021-10-17 by Edmarc ⠀ (GPS Track)
     2022-10-25 by Mi Ka (Unsuccessful)

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Many local climbers around Santa Fe refer to this as Deception Peak, probably because it's a false summit for nearby Lake Peak. There are a couple of trip reports under this name at
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Deception Peak, one of the high 12,000 foot peaks of northern New Mexico (2008-10-10). Photo by Phil Robinson.
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ProminenceKey Col Page  (Detailed prominence information)
  Clean Prominence: 0 ft/0 m
  Optimistic Prominence: 80 ft/24 m
  Key Col: 12,320 ft/3755 m
IsolationIsolation Page  (Detailed isolation information)
   Distance: 0.09 mi/0.14 km
   Isolation Limit Point: 35.7958, -105.7717
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    Lake Peak  (NE)
RangesContinent: North America
Range2: Rocky Mountains
Range3: Southern Rocky Mountains
Range4: Sangre de Cristo Range
Range5: Santa Fe Mountains
Drainage BasinsRio Grande
Gulf of Mexico
Atlantic Ocean
OwnershipLand: Santa Fe National Forest
Wilderness/Special Area: Pecos Wilderness Area
Topo MapAspen Basin O35105g7 1:24,000
Data Source1:25,000 (or larger) Topographic Survey Map
This peak was submitted to the database by Richard Oestreicher.
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Other Photos

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A panoramic view of Lake Peak in front of SF Baldy (left) and Penitente Peak (right) (2019-09-24). Photo by Eric Smith.
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