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West Las Cruces Ranges

Range TypeBogus mountain grouping for this site
Highest PointCookes Peak (8408 ft/2563 m)
CountriesUnited States (153%), Mexico (47%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
States/ProvincesNew Mexico (76%), Chihuahua (24%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area6,432 sq mi / 16,659 sq km
Area may include lowland areas
Extent89 mi / 142 km North-South
118 mi / 189 km East-West
Center Lat/Long32° 4' N; 107° 31' W
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Map of West Las Cruces Ranges
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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 West Las Cruces Ranges.
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 (Sibling)
         Silver City RangesLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Animas AreaLevel 5 (Sibling)
         West Las Cruces RangesLevel 5



Major Peaks of the West Las Cruces Ranges

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NameftmRange6
1.Cookes Peak84082563 
2.Rattlesnake Ridge77462361 
3.Cerro Grande7546+2300+ 
4.Florida Peak North74602274 
5.Gym Peak71062166 
6.Magdalena Peak66252019 
7.Flying W Mountain62251897 
8.Cedar Mountain62151894 
9.Peak 606260621848 
10.Tailholt Mountain60271837 
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 West Las Cruces Ranges

Cookes Peak
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East side of Cookes Peak, January 2001 (2001-01-04). Photo by Richard Carey.
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Flying W Mountain
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View of Flying W Mountain from the NW (2019-02-25). Photo by Fred Brown.
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Cedar Mountain
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View of Cedar Mountain from the access road north of the mountain (2019-02-25). Photo by Fred Brown.
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Mount Riley
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Summit of Mt Riley looking West (2019-01-14). Photo by Fred Brown.
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Robledo Mountain
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Robledo Mtn from Lookout Peak. Easiest summit access is via the curving ridge, right-center. A closeup will show many layers of rock outcrops but most are easy to negotiate. A couple of the outcrops I had to bypass by going to the hikers left. (2019-01-03). Photo by Fred Brown.
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Tres Hermanas Mountains
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The three sisters (Tres Hermanas) as viewed from NM Hwy 11. North Peak is the one on the far right (2019-02-26). Photo by Fred Brown.
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Red Mountain
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View of Red Mountain from the North. (2019-05-13). Photo by Fred Brown.
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East Potrillo Mountains High Point
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Summit of East Potrillo Mtn High Point. Cox Peak (left) and Mt Riley (right) can be seen in the distance (2019-01-14). Photo by Fred Brown.
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Picacho Mountain
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View of mountain from the SW taken from the Picacho Peak Trails parking area (2019-01-04). Photo by Fred Brown.
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