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Summit Mountains

Range TypeMountain range with well-recognized name
Highest PointBrushy Mountain (7600+ ft/2316+ m)
CountriesUnited States
States/ProvincesNew Mexico (68%), Arizona (32%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area1,237 sq mi / 3,203 sq km
Area may include lowland areas
Extent43 mi / 70 km North-South
47 mi / 76 km East-West
Center Lat/Long32° 56' N; 108° 56' W
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Map of Summit Mountains
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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 Summit Mountains.
Southwest New Mexico RangesLevel 4 (Parent)
         West-Central Rio Grande AreaLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Tularosa AreaLevel 5 (Sibling)
         San Mateo Mountains (South)Level 5 (Sibling)
         Mogollon MountainsLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Black RangeLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Summit MountainsLevel 5
                 Big Lue MountainsLevel 6 (Child)
         Silver City RangesLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Animas AreaLevel 5 (Sibling)
         West Las Cruces RangesLevel 5 (Sibling)



Major Peaks of the Summit Mountains

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NameftmRange6
1.Brushy Mountain7600+2316+ 
2.Maverick Hill74882282 
3.McMullen Peak74702277 
4.Big Lue Mountains High Point71472178 
5.Mule Benchmark70472148 
6.Sunset Peak6960+2121+ 
7.Hells Hole Peak6960+2121+ 
8.Vanderbilt Peak67732064 
9.Summit Peak65551998 
10.Brushy Mountain64951980 
Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.
Child Range High Points
RankPeak NameftmRange6
1.Big Lue Mountains High Point71472178Big Lue Mountains



Photos of Peaks in the Summit Mountains

Vanderbilt Peak
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Vanderbilt Peak - looking north from Carlisle Road (2020-03-20). Photo by Fred Brown.
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Summit Peak
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Looking towards Summit Peak with Vanderbilt Peak just to the left of it in the background. Taken from Crookson Peak (2020-04-21). Photo by Vic Hanson.
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Steeple Rock
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Steeple Rock (2020-04-18). Photo by Vic Hanson.
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Summit Mountains-Arizona High Point
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The register found at the state line (2020-05-09). Photo by Andy Martin.
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