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Volcán Citlaltépetl (Pico de Orizaba), a stratovolcano on the boundary between the states of Puebla and Veracruz, is the highest mountain peak of Mexico.
Main article: Geography of Mexico

This article comprises three sortable tables of the major mountain peaks of Mexico.

Topographic elevation is the vertical distance above the reference geoid, a precise mathematical model of the Earth's sea level as an equipotential gravitational surface. Topographic prominence is the elevation difference between the summit and the highest or key col to a higher summit. Topographic isolation is the minimum great circle distance to a point of higher elevation.

This article defines a significant summit as a summit with at least 100 meters (328.1 feet) of topographic prominence, and a major summit as a summit with at least 500 meters (1640.4 feet) of topographic prominence. An ultra-prominent summit is a summit with at least 1500 meters (4921.3 feet) of topographic prominence. There are 27 ultra-prominent summits in Mexico.

The following tables are under active development. Please suggest changes and additions on the discussion page.

Highest major summits[edit]

The following sortable table lists the 30 highest mountain peaks of Mexico with at least 500 meters (1640.4 feet) of topographic prominence. Three major summits exceed 5000 meters (16,404.2 feet) of elevation, 8 exceed 4000 meters (13,123.4 feet), and 25 exceed 3000 meters (9842.5 feet).

Of these 30 highest major summits, 4 are located in Puebla, 4 in Oaxaca, 4 in Coahuila, 3 in México, 3 in Jalisco, 3 in Nuevo León, 2 in Chiapas, 2 in Michoacán, 2 in Querétaro, and one each in Distrito Federal, Morelos, Tlaxcala, Veracruz, Guerrero, Guanajuato, Durango, Baja California, and Aguascalientes.

Prominent by omission is the Sierra Negra (or Cerro La Negra) a 4640 m. companion peak of the Pico de Orizaba, with a prominence of 500 m. (right on the borderline for inclusion in the list).

The 30 highest mountain peaks of Mexico with at least 500 meters of topographic prominence

Rank Mountain Peak State Mountain Range Elevation Prominence Isolation Location
1 Pico de Orizaba[1][2]
(Volcán Citlaltépetl)
 Puebla
 Veracruz
Cordillera Neovolcanica !B9913630701269 5636 m
18,491 ft
!B9914985297690 4922 m
16,148 ft
!B9851948478817 2,690 km
1,672 mi
19°01′50″N 97°16′11″W / 19.0305°N 97.2698°W / 19.0305; -97.2698 (Volcán Citlaltépetl)
2 Volcán Popocatépetl[3][4]  México
 Morelos
 Puebla
Cordillera Neovolcanica !B9914039956281 5410 m
17,749 ft
!B9919803872055 3040 m
9,974 ft
!B9881296798501 143 km
89 mi
19°01′21″N 98°37′40″W / 19.0225°N 98.6278°W / 19.0225; -98.6278 (Volcán Popocatépetl)
3 Volcán Iztaccíhuatl[5]  México
 Puebla
Cordillera Neovolcanica !B9914378334429 5230 m
17,159 ft
!B9926475588997 1560 m
5,118 ft
!B9902351999672 17 km
11 mi
19°10′45″N 98°38′31″W / 19.1792°N 98.6419°W / 19.1792; -98.6419 (Volcán Iztaccíhuatl)
4 Nevado de Toluca[6]
(Volcán Xinantécatl)
 México Cordillera Neovolcanica !B9915468121385 4690 m
15,387 ft
!B9922924878053 2225 m
7,300 ft
!B9883184294090 118 km
74 mi
19°06′07″N 99°46′03″W / 19.1020°N 99.7676°W / 19.1020; -99.7676 (Nevado de Toluca)
5 Volcán Matlalcuéyetl[7][8]
(La Malinche)
 Puebla
 Tlaxcala
Cordillera Neovolcanica !B9916038451369 4430 m
14,534 ft
!B9924295567479 1940 m
6,365 ft
!B9889412048151 64 km
39 mi
19°15′00″N 98°02′00″W / 19.2500°N 98.0333°W / 19.2500; -98.0333 (Volcán Matlalcuéyetl)
6 Nevado de Colima[9][10]  Jalisco Cordillera Neovolcanica !B9916246008142 4339 m
14,236 ft
!B9920916128407 2720 m
8,924 ft
!B9870839476392 407 km
253 mi
19°33′46″N 103°36′30″W / 19.5629°N 103.6083°W / 19.5629; -103.6083 (Nevado de Colima)
7 Volcán Cofre de Perote[11]  Veracruz Cordillera Neovolcanica !B9916571601957 4200 m
13,780 ft
!B9928146129844 1320 m
4,331 ft
!B9891606151859 51 km
32 mi
19°29′00″N 97°10′00″W / 19.4833°N 97.1667°W / 19.4833; -97.1667 (Volcán Cofre de Perote)
8 Volcán Tacaná[12][13]  Chiapas
 Guatemala
Sierra Madre de Chiapas !B9916893390940 4067 m
13,343 ft
!B9930626859187 1030 m
3,379 ft
!B9899129416712 24 km
15 mi
15°08′00″N 92°07′00″W / 15.1333°N 92.1167°W / 15.1333; -92.1167 (Volcán Tacaná)
9 Cerro Ajusco[14][15]  Distrito Federal Cordillera Neovolcanica !B9917236052951 3930 m
12,894 ft
!B9937853919015 >500 m
>1,640 ft
!B9890870957376 55 km
34 mi
19°12′30″N 99°15′29″W / 19.2083°N 99.2580°W / 19.2083; -99.2580 (Cerro Ajusco)
10 Volcán Tancítaro[16][17]  Michoacán Cordillera Neovolcanica !B9917467723544 3840 m
12,598 ft
!B9925824195975 1665 m
5,463 ft
!B9881658609793 138 km
86 mi
19°25′00″N 102°18′00″W / 19.4167°N 102.3000°W / 19.4167; -102.3000 (Volcán Tancítaro)
11 Cerro Nube[18][19]
(Quie Yelaag)
 Oaxaca Sierra Madre del Sur !B9917704888810 3750 m
12,303 ft
!B9923361227412 2130 m
6,988 ft
!B9872948808327 329 km
205 mi
16°12′52″N 96°10′56″W / 16.2145°N 96.1823°W / 16.2145; -96.1823 (Cerro Nube)
12 Cerro El Potosí[20]  Nuevo León Sierra Madre Oriental !B9917785210527 3720 m
12,205 ft
!B9924636360615 1875 m
6,152 ft
!B9867463101590 570 km
354 mi
24°52′19″N 100°13′58″W / 24.8719°N 100.2327°W / 24.8719; -100.2327 (Cerro El Potosí)
13 Cerro El Nacimiento[21]  Oaxaca Sierra Madre del Sur !B9917812128443 3710 m
12,172 ft
!B9923314388919 2140 m
7,021 ft
!B9926348198739 1.6 km
1.0 mi
16°12′41″N 96°11′48″W / 16.2113°N 96.1967°W / 16.2113; -96.1967 (Cerro El Nacimiento)
14 Cerro San Rafael[22][23]  Coahuila Sierra Madre Oriental !B9917812128443 3710 m
12,172 ft
!B9927629409738 1390 m
4,560 ft
!B9889405750921 64 km
39 mi
25°21′50″N 100°33′24″W / 25.3638°N 100.5568°W / 25.3638; -100.5568 (Cerro San Rafael)
15 Cerro El Morro[24][25]  Coahuila
 Nuevo León
Sierra Madre Oriental !B9917825614622 3705 m
12,156 ft
!B9930922447210 1000 m
3,281 ft
!B9898512160915 26 km
16 mi
25°12′01″N 100°22′40″W / 25.2003°N 100.3778°W / 25.2003; -100.3778 (Cerro El Morro)
16 Cerro Tiotepec[26][27]  Guerrero Sierra Madre del Sur !B9918252971175 3550 m
11,647 ft
!B9923129198442 2180 m
7,152 ft
!B9878718888959 185 km
115 mi
17°28′00″N 100°08′00″W / 17.4667°N 100.1333°W / 17.4667; -100.1333 (Cerro Tiotepec)
17 Picacho San Onofre[28]
(Sierra Peña Nevada)
 Nuevo León Sierra Madre Oriental !B9918281179938 3540 m
11,614 ft
!B9925975484791 1640 m
5,381 ft
!B9882642510349 125 km
78 mi
23°48′02″N 99°50′48″W / 23.8006°N 99.8466°W / 23.8006; -99.8466 (Picacho San Onofre)
18 Cerro Zempoaltepetl[29]  Oaxaca Sierra Madre del Sur !B9918626041699 3420 m
11,220 ft
!B9926348198739 1580 m
5,184 ft
!B9884149399372 107 km
67 mi
17°10′00″N 95°59′00″W / 17.1667°N 95.9833°W / 17.1667; -95.9833 (Cerro Zempoaltepetl)
19 Cerro El Zamorano[30][31]  Guanajuato
 Querétaro
Mexican Plateau !B9918803037470 3360 m
11,024 ft
!B9927276016074 1440 m
4,724 ft
!B9884399047305 105 km
65 mi
20°56′00″N 100°13′00″W / 20.9333°N 100.2167°W / 20.9333; -100.2167 (Cerro El Zamorano)
20 Cerro del Águila[32]  Oaxaca Sierra Madre del Sur !B9918803037470 3360 m
11,024 ft
!B9927415878494 1420 m
4,659 ft
!B9879060887213 179 km
111 mi
17°08′00″N 97°40′00″W / 17.1333°N 97.6667°W / 17.1333; -97.6667 (Cerro del Águila)
21 Cerro Gordo[33][34]  Durango Sierra Madre Occidental !B9918832843751 3350 m
10,991 ft
!B9927774339811 1370 m
4,495 ft
!B9870499682453 421 km
262 mi
23°15′00″N 104°57′00″W / 23.2500°N 104.9500°W / 23.2500; -104.9500 (Cerro Gordo)
22 Cerro El Centinela[35]  Coahuila Mexican Plateau !B9919544117191 3120 m
10,236 ft
!B9925975484791 1640 m
5,381 ft
!B9878632774326 187 km
116 mi
25°08′00″N 103°14′00″W / 25.1333°N 103.2333°W / 25.1333; -103.2333 (Cerro El Centinela)
23 Picacho del Diablo[36][37]  Baja California Sierra de San Pedro Mártir !B9919576219948 3110 m
10,203 ft
!B9923314388919 2140 m
7,021 ft
!B9872797872297 334 km
208 mi
30°59′34″N 115°22′31″W / 30.9928°N 115.3752°W / 30.9928; -115.3752 (Picacho del Diablo)
24 Sierra Fría[38][39]  Aguascalientes Sierra Madre Occidental !B9919771031303 3050 m
10,007 ft
!B9937853919015 >500 m
>1,640 ft
!B9876211932777 238 km
148 mi
22°17′00″N 102°34′00″W / 22.2833°N 102.5667°W / 22.2833; -102.5667 (Sierra Fría)
25 Sierra La Madera[40]  Coahuila Mexican Plateau !B9919836821014 3030 m
9,941 ft
!B9924477627124 1905 m
6,250 ft
!B9876681761491 227 km
141 mi
27°02′00″N 102°24′00″W / 27.0333°N 102.4000°W / 27.0333; -102.4000 (Sierra La Madera)
26 Volcán de Tequila[41]  Jalisco Jalisco !B9920172422979 2930 m
9,613 ft
!B9926669769856 1530 m
5,020 ft
!B9889432541576 63 km
39 mi
20°47′00″N 103°51′00″W / 20.7833°N 103.8500°W / 20.7833; -103.8500 (Volcán de Tequila)
27 Cerro La Joya[42]  Querétaro Sierra Madre Oriental !B9920206611047 2920 m
9,580 ft
!B9924663062901 1870 m
6,135 ft
!B9889080594547 66 km
41 mi
21°26′00″N 99°08′00″W / 21.4333°N 99.1333°W / 21.4333; -99.1333 (Cerro La Joya)
28 Cerro Tzontehuitz[43]  Chiapas Sierra Madre de Chiapas !B9920275339840 2900 m
9,514 ft
!B9927847600212 1360 m
4,462 ft
!B9879942092366 164 km
102 mi
16°50′00″N 92°35′00″W / 16.8333°N 92.5833°W / 16.8333; -92.5833 (Cerro Tzontehuitz)
29 Cerro Las Conchas[44]  Michoacán Michoacán !B9920309882188 2890 m
9,482 ft
!B9924193002477 1960 m
6,430 ft
!B9884426749477 105 km
65 mi
18°43′00″N 102°58′00″W / 18.7167°N 102.9667°W / 18.7167; -102.9667 (Cerro Las Conchas)
30 Cerro Las Capillas[45]  Jalisco Jalisco !B9920309882188 2890 m
9,482 ft
!B9926285107047 1590 m
5,217 ft
!B9890677862862 56 km
35 mi
19°33′00″N 104°09′00″W / 19.5500°N 104.1500°W / 19.5500; -104.1500 (Cerro Las Capillas)

Most prominent summits[edit]

The following sortable table lists the 30 most topographically prominent mountain peaks of Mexico. Volcán Citlaltépetl (Pico de Orizaba) exceeds 4000 meters (13,123.4 feet) of topographic prominence, Volcán Popocatépetl exceeds 3000 meters (9842.5 feet), 8 major summits exceed 2000 meters (6561.7 feet), and 27 major peaks qualify as ultra-prominent summits with at least 1500 meters (4921.3 feet).

Of these 30 most prominent summits, 6 are located in Oaxaca, 4 in Puebla, 4 in Nuevo León, 3 in México, 3 in Jalisco, 2 in Baja California, 2 in Michoacán, 2 in Baja California Sur, 2 in Coahuila, 2 in Querétaro, and one each in Morelos, Guerrero, Tlaxcala, Veracruz, and Guanajuato.

The 30 most topographically prominent mountain peaks of Mexico

Rank Mountain Peak State Mountain Range Elevation Prominence Isolation Location
1 Volcán Citlaltépetl[1][2]
(Pico de Orizaba)
 Puebla
 Veracruz
Cordillera Neovolcanica !B9913630701269 5636 m
18,491 ft
!B9914985297690 4922 m
16,148 ft
!B9851948478817 2,690 km
1,672 mi
19°01′50″N 97°16′11″W / 19.0305°N 97.2698°W / 19.0305; -97.2698 (Volcán Citlaltépetl)
2 Volcán Popocatépetl[3][4]  México
 Morelos
 Puebla
Cordillera Neovolcanica !B9914039956281 5410 m
17,749 ft
!B9919803872055 3040 m
9,974 ft
!B9881296798501 143 km
89 mi
19°01′21″N 98°37′40″W / 19.0225°N 98.6278°W / 19.0225; -98.6278 (Volcán Popocatépetl)
3 Nevado de Colima[9][10]  Jalisco Cordillera Neovolcanica !B9916246008142 4339 m
14,236 ft
!B9920916128407 2720 m
8,924 ft
!B9870839476392 407 km
253 mi
19°33′46″N 103°36′30″W / 19.5629°N 103.6083°W / 19.5629; -103.6083 (Nevado de Colima)
4 Nevado de Toluca[6]
(Volcán Xinantécatl)
 México Cordillera Neovolcanica !B9915468121385 4690 m
15,387 ft
!B9922924878053 2225 m
7,300 ft
!B9883184294090 118 km
74 mi
19°06′07″N 99°46′03″W / 19.1020°N 99.7676°W / 19.1020; -99.7676 (Nevado de Toluca)
5 Cerro Tiotepec[26][27]  Guerrero Sierra Madre del Sur !B9918252971175 3550 m
11,647 ft
!B9923129198442 2180 m
7,152 ft
!B9878718888959 185 km
115 mi
17°28′00″N 100°08′00″W / 17.4667°N 100.1333°W / 17.4667; -100.1333 (Cerro Tiotepec)
6 Cerro El Nacimiento[21]  Oaxaca Sierra Madre del Sur !B9917812128443 3710 m
12,172 ft
!B9923314388919 2140 m
7,021 ft
!B9926348198739 1.6 km
1.0 mi
16°12′41″N 96°11′48″W / 16.2113°N 96.1967°W / 16.2113; -96.1967 (Cerro El Nacimiento)
7 Picacho del Diablo[36][37]  Baja California Sierra de San Pedro Mártir !B9919576219948 3110 m
10,203 ft
!B9923314388919 2140 m
7,021 ft
!B9872797872297 334 km
208 mi
30°59′34″N 115°22′31″W / 30.9928°N 115.3752°W / 30.9928; -115.3752 (Picacho del Diablo)
8 Cerro Nube[18][19]
(Quie Yelaag)
 Oaxaca Sierra Madre del Sur !B9917704888810 3750 m
12,303 ft
!B9923361227412 2130 m
6,988 ft
!B9872948808327 329 km
205 mi
16°12′52″N 96°10′56″W / 16.2145°N 96.1823°W / 16.2145; -96.1823 (Cerro Nube)
9 Cerro Las Conchas[44]  Michoacán Michoacán !B9920309882188 2890 m
9,482 ft
!B9924193002477 1960 m
6,430 ft
!B9884426749477 105 km
65 mi
18°43′00″N 102°58′00″W / 18.7167°N 102.9667°W / 18.7167; -102.9667 (Cerro Las Conchas)
10 Volcán Matlalcuéyetl[7][8]
(La Malinche)
 Puebla
 Tlaxcala
Cordillera Neovolcanica !B9916038451369 4430 m
14,534 ft
!B9924295567479 1940 m
6,365 ft
!B9889412048151 64 km
39 mi
19°15′00″N 98°02′00″W / 19.2500°N 98.0333°W / 19.2500; -98.0333 (Volcán Matlalcuéyetl)
11 Sierra La Laguna High Point[46][47]  Baja California Sur Sierra La Laguna !B9923550806550 2090 m
6,857 ft
!B9924399195349 1920 m
6,299 ft
!B9872570247109 342 km
213 mi
23°32′24″N 109°57′15″W / 23.5399°N 109.9543°W / 23.5399; -109.9543 (Sierra La Laguna High Point)
12 Sierra La Madera[40]  Coahuila Mexican Plateau !B9919836821014 3030 m
9,941 ft
!B9924477627124 1905 m
6,250 ft
!B9876681761491 227 km
141 mi
27°02′00″N 102°24′00″W / 27.0333°N 102.4000°W / 27.0333; -102.4000 (Sierra La Madera)
13 Cerro Tia Chena[48]  Nuevo León Sierra Madre Oriental !B9921252608748 2630 m
8,629 ft
!B9924583169001 1885 m
6,184 ft
!B9890845479655 55 km
34 mi
26°07′11″N 100°33′25″W / 26.1198°N 100.5569°W / 26.1198; -100.5569 (Cerro Tia Chena)
14 Cerro El Potosí[20]  Nuevo León Sierra Madre Oriental !B9917785210527 3720 m
12,205 ft
!B9924636360615 1875 m
6,152 ft
!B9867463101590 570 km
354 mi
24°52′19″N 100°13′58″W / 24.8719°N 100.2327°W / 24.8719; -100.2327 (Cerro El Potosí)
15 Cerro La Joya[42]  Querétaro Sierra Madre Oriental !B9920206611047 2920 m
9,580 ft
!B9924663062901 1870 m
6,135 ft
!B9889080594547 66 km
41 mi
21°26′00″N 99°08′00″W / 21.4333°N 99.1333°W / 21.4333; -99.1333 (Cerro La Joya)
16 Volcán Tancítaro[16][17]  Michoacán Cordillera Neovolcanica !B9917467723544 3840 m
12,598 ft
!B9925824195975 1665 m
5,463 ft
!B9881658609793 138 km
86 mi
19°25′00″N 102°18′00″W / 19.4167°N 102.3000°W / 19.4167; -102.3000 (Volcán Tancítaro)
17 Picacho San Onofre[28]
(Sierra Peña Nevada)
 Nuevo León Sierra Madre Oriental !B9918281179938 3540 m
11,614 ft
!B9925975484791 1640 m
5,381 ft
!B9882642510349 125 km
78 mi
23°48′02″N 99°50′48″W / 23.8006°N 99.8466°W / 23.8006; -99.8466 (Picacho San Onofre)
18 Cerro El Centinela[35]  Coahuila Mexican Plateau !B9919544117191 3120 m
10,236 ft
!B9925975484791 1640 m
5,381 ft
!B9878632774326 187 km
116 mi
25°08′00″N 103°14′00″W / 25.1333°N 103.2333°W / 25.1333; -103.2333 (Cerro El Centinela)
19 El Aguacate Oeste[49]  Oaxaca Sierra Madre del Sur !B9920555078360 2820 m
9,252 ft
!B9925975484791 1640 m
5,381 ft
!B9890430718774 57 km
36 mi
16°35′00″N 95°48′00″W / 16.5833°N 95.8000°W / 16.5833; -95.8000 (El Aguacate Oeste)
20 Volcán Las Tres Vírgenes[50]  Baja California Sur Tres Virgenes !B9924244153484 1950 m
6,398 ft
!B9926067369052 1625 m
5,331 ft
!B9872636226851 340 km
211 mi
27°28′16″N 112°35′24″W / 27.4712°N 112.5900°W / 27.4712; -112.5900 (Volcán Las Tres Vírgenes)
21 Sierra de Santa Martha[51]  Veracruz Cordillera Neovolcanica !B9925675161920 1690 m
5,545 ft
!B9926098185717 1620 m
5,315 ft
!B9879031285695 179 km
111 mi
18°23′00″N 94°52′00″W / 18.3833°N 94.8667°W / 18.3833; -94.8667 (Sierra de Santa Martha)
22 Cerro Las Capillas[45]  Jalisco Jalisco !B9920309882188 2890 m
9,482 ft
!B9926285107047 1590 m
5,217 ft
!B9890677862862 56 km
35 mi
19°33′00″N 104°09′00″W / 19.5500°N 104.1500°W / 19.5500; -104.1500 (Cerro Las Capillas)
23 Picachos El Fraile[52]  Nuevo León Sierra Madre Oriental !B9922209513550 2390 m
7,841 ft
!B9926285107047 1590 m
5,217 ft
!B9898211560247 26 km
16 mi
25°51′55″N 100°36′32″W / 25.8652°N 100.6089°W / 25.8652; -100.6089 (Picachos El Fraile)
24 Cerro Zempoaltepetl[29]  Oaxaca Sierra Madre del Sur !B9918626041699 3420 m
11,220 ft
!B9926348198739 1580 m
5,184 ft
!B9884149399372 107 km
67 mi
17°10′00″N 95°59′00″W / 17.1667°N 95.9833°W / 17.1667; -95.9833 (Cerro Zempoaltepetl)
25 Volcán Iztaccíhuatl[5]  México
 Puebla
Cordillera Neovolcanica !B9914378334429 5230 m
17,159 ft
!B9926475588997 1560 m
5,118 ft
!B9902351999672 17 km
11 mi
19°10′45″N 98°38′31″W / 19.1792°N 98.6419°W / 19.1792; -98.6419 (Volcán Iztaccíhuatl)
26 Volcán de Tequila[41]  Jalisco Jalisco !B9920172422979 2930 m
9,613 ft
!B9926669769856 1530 m
5,020 ft
!B9889432541576 63 km
39 mi
20°47′00″N 103°51′00″W / 20.7833°N 103.8500°W / 20.7833; -103.8500 (Volcán de Tequila)
27 Sierra El Cerro Azul[53]  Oaxaca Oaxaca !B9922549971964 2310 m
7,579 ft
!B9926801350701 1510 m
4,954 ft
!B9884022739333 109 km
68 mi
16°46′00″N 94°27′00″W / 16.7667°N 94.4500°W / 16.7667; -94.4500 (Sierra El Cerro Azul)
28 Cerro El Zamorano[30][31]  Guanajuato
 Querétaro
Mexican Plateau !B9918803037470 3360 m
11,024 ft
!B9927276016074 1440 m
4,724 ft
!B9884399047305 105 km
65 mi
20°56′00″N 100°13′00″W / 20.9333°N 100.2167°W / 20.9333; -100.2167 (Cerro El Zamorano)
29 Cerro del Águila[32]  Oaxaca Sierra Madre del Sur !B9918803037470 3360 m
11,024 ft
!B9927415878494 1420 m
4,659 ft
!B9879060887213 179 km
111 mi
17°08′00″N 97°40′00″W / 17.1333°N 97.6667°W / 17.1333; -97.6667 (Cerro del Águila)
30 Cerro La Sandía[54]  Baja California Baja California Peninsula !B9924989178757 1810 m
5,938 ft
!B9927557724843 1400 m
4,593 ft
!B9882003178906 133 km
83 mi
28°24′28″N 113°26′19″W / 28.4077°N 113.4386°W / 28.4077; -113.4386 (Cerro La Sandía)

Most isolated major summits[edit]

The following sortable table lists the 30 most topographically isolated mountain peaks of Mexico with at least 500 meters (1640.4 feet) of topographic prominence. All 30 of these peaks exceed 100 kilometers (62.14 miles) of topographic isolation.

Of these 30 most isolated major summits, 4 are located in Baja California, 4 in Oaxaca, 3 in Baja California Sur, 2 in Puebla, 2 in Nuevo León, 2 in Coahuila, 2 in Chiapas, 2 in México, 2 in Michoacán, and one each in Colima, Durango, Jalisco, Aguascalientes, Guerrero, Veracruz, Chihuahua, Sonora, Morelos, Guanajuato, and Querétaro.

The 30 most topographically isolated mountain peaks of Mexico with at least 500 meters of topographic prominence

Rank Mountain Peak State Mountain Range Elevation Prominence Isolation Location
1 Volcán Citlaltépetl[1][2]
(Pico de Orizaba)
 Puebla
 Veracruz
Cordillera Neovolcanica !B9913630701269 5636 m
18,491 ft
!B9914985297690 4922 m
16,148 ft
!B9851948478817 2,690 km
1,672 mi
19°01′50″N 97°16′11″W / 19.0305°N 97.2698°W / 19.0305; -97.2698 (Volcán Citlaltépetl)
2 Cerro El Potosí[20]  Nuevo León Sierra Madre Oriental !B9917785210527 3720 m
12,205 ft
!B9924636360615 1875 m
6,152 ft
!B9867463101590 570 km
354 mi
24°52′19″N 100°13′58″W / 24.8719°N 100.2327°W / 24.8719; -100.2327 (Cerro El Potosí)
3 Volcán Everman[55]  Colima Isla Socorro !B9930434545568 1050 m
3,445 ft
!B9930434545568 1050 m
3,445 ft
!B9868764373420 501 km
311 mi
18°48′00″N 110°59′00″W / 18.8000°N 110.9833°W / 18.8000; -110.9833 (Volcán Everman)
4 Cerro Gordo[33][34]  Durango Sierra Madre Occidental !B9918832843751 3350 m
10,991 ft
!B9927774339811 1370 m
4,495 ft
!B9870499682453 421 km
262 mi
23°15′00″N 104°57′00″W / 23.2500°N 104.9500°W / 23.2500; -104.9500 (Cerro Gordo)
5 Nevado de Colima[9][10]  Jalisco Cordillera Neovolcanica !B9916246008142 4339 m
14,236 ft
!B9920916128407 2720 m
8,924 ft
!B9870839476392 407 km
253 mi
19°33′46″N 103°36′30″W / 19.5629°N 103.6083°W / 19.5629; -103.6083 (Nevado de Colima)
6 Isla Guadalupe High Point[56]  Baja California Isla Guadalupe !B9928222175838 1310 m
4,298 ft
!B9928222175838 1310 m
4,298 ft
!B9872511961696 344 km
214 mi
29°05′00″N 118°21′00″W / 29.0833°N 118.3500°W / 29.0833; -118.3500 (Isla Guadalupe High Point)
7 Sierra La Laguna High Point[46][47]  Baja California Sur Sierra La Laguna !B9923550806550 2090 m
6,857 ft
!B9924399195349 1920 m
6,299 ft
!B9872570247109 342 km
213 mi
23°32′24″N 109°57′15″W / 23.5399°N 109.9543°W / 23.5399; -109.9543 (Sierra La Laguna High Point)
8 Volcán Las Tres Vírgenes[50]  Baja California Sur Tres Virgenes !B9924244153484 1950 m
6,398 ft
!B9926067369052 1625 m
5,331 ft
!B9872636226851 340 km
211 mi
27°28′16″N 112°35′24″W / 27.4712°N 112.5900°W / 27.4712; -112.5900 (Volcán Las Tres Vírgenes)
9 Picacho del Diablo[36][37]  Baja California Sierra de San Pedro Mártir !B9919576219948 3110 m
10,203 ft
!B9923314388919 2140 m
7,021 ft
!B9872797872297 334 km
208 mi
30°59′34″N 115°22′31″W / 30.9928°N 115.3752°W / 30.9928; -115.3752 (Picacho del Diablo)
10 Cerro Nube[18][19]
(Quie Yelaag)
 Oaxaca Sierra Madre del Sur !B9917704888810 3750 m
12,303 ft
!B9923361227412 2130 m
6,988 ft
!B9872948808327 329 km
205 mi
16°12′52″N 96°10′56″W / 16.2145°N 96.1823°W / 16.2145; -96.1823 (Cerro Nube)
11 Sierra Fría[38][39]  Aguascalientes Sierra Madre Occidental !B9919771031303 3050 m
10,007 ft
!B9937853919015 >500 m
>1,640 ft
!B9876211932777 238 km
148 mi
22°17′00″N 102°34′00″W / 22.2833°N 102.5667°W / 22.2833; -102.5667 (Sierra Fría)
12 Sierra La Madera[40]  Coahuila Mexican Plateau !B9919836821014 3030 m
9,941 ft
!B9924477627124 1905 m
6,250 ft
!B9876681761491 227 km
141 mi
27°02′00″N 102°24′00″W / 27.0333°N 102.4000°W / 27.0333; -102.4000 (Sierra La Madera)
13 Cerro El Centinela[35]  Coahuila Mexican Plateau !B9919544117191 3120 m
10,236 ft
!B9925975484791 1640 m
5,381 ft
!B9878632774326 187 km
116 mi
25°08′00″N 103°14′00″W / 25.1333°N 103.2333°W / 25.1333; -103.2333 (Cerro El Centinela)
14 Cerro Tiotepec[26][27]  Guerrero Sierra Madre del Sur !B9918252971175 3550 m
11,647 ft
!B9923129198442 2180 m
7,152 ft
!B9878718888959 185 km
115 mi
17°28′00″N 100°08′00″W / 17.4667°N 100.1333°W / 17.4667; -100.1333 (Cerro Tiotepec)
15 Sierra de Santa Martha[51]  Veracruz Cordillera Neovolcanica !B9925675161920 1690 m
5,545 ft
!B9926098185717 1620 m
5,315 ft
!B9879031285695 179 km
111 mi
18°23′00″N 94°52′00″W / 18.3833°N 94.8667°W / 18.3833; -94.8667 (Sierra de Santa Martha)
16 Cerro del Águila[32]  Oaxaca Sierra Madre del Sur !B9918803037470 3360 m
11,024 ft
!B9927415878494 1420 m
4,659 ft
!B9879060887213 179 km
111 mi
17°08′00″N 97°40′00″W / 17.1333°N 97.6667°W / 17.1333; -97.6667 (Cerro del Águila)
17 Isla Cedros High Point[57]  Baja California Isla Cedros !B9929099231642 1200 m
3,937 ft
!B9929099231642 1200 m
3,937 ft
!B9879651309455 169 km
105 mi
28°07′48″N 115°13′14″W / 28.1301°N 115.2206°W / 28.1301; -115.2206 (Isla Cedros High Point)
18 Cerro Tzontehuitz[43]  Chiapas Sierra Madre de Chiapas !B9920275339840 2900 m
9,514 ft
!B9927847600212 1360 m
4,462 ft
!B9879942092366 164 km
102 mi
16°50′00″N 92°35′00″W / 16.8333°N 92.5833°W / 16.8333; -92.5833 (Cerro Tzontehuitz)
19 Cerro San José[58][59]  Chihuahua
 Sonora
Mexican Plateau !B9920952960861 2710 m
8,891 ft
!B9935077601649 660 m
2,165 ft
!B9880659985794 152 km
95 mi
30°32′56″N 108°37′00″W / 30.5488°N 108.6168°W / 30.5488; -108.6168 (Cerro San José)
20 Volcán Popocatépetl[3][4]  México
 Morelos
 Puebla
Cordillera Neovolcanica !B9914039956281 5410 m
17,749 ft
!B9919803872055 3040 m
9,974 ft
!B9881296798501 143 km
89 mi
19°01′21″N 98°37′40″W / 19.0225°N 98.6278°W / 19.0225; -98.6278 (Volcán Popocatépetl)
21 Volcán Tancítaro[16][17]  Michoacán Cordillera Neovolcanica !B9917467723544 3840 m
12,598 ft
!B9925824195975 1665 m
5,463 ft
!B9881658609793 138 km
86 mi
19°25′00″N 102°18′00″W / 19.4167°N 102.3000°W / 19.4167; -102.3000 (Volcán Tancítaro)
22 Cerro La Sandía[54]  Baja California Baja California Peninsula !B9924989178757 1810 m
5,938 ft
!B9927557724843 1400 m
4,593 ft
!B9882003178906 133 km
83 mi
28°24′28″N 113°26′19″W / 28.4077°N 113.4386°W / 28.4077; -113.4386 (Cerro La Sandía)
23 Cerro Tres Picos[60]  Chiapas Sierra Madre de Chiapas !B9921561513618 2550 m
8,366 ft
!B9937853919015 >500 m
>1,640 ft
!B9882261728781 130 km
81 mi
16°12′00″N 93°37′00″W / 16.2000°N 93.6167°W / 16.2000; -93.6167 (Cerro Tres Picos)
24 Picacho San Onofre[28]
(Sierra Peña Nevada)
 Nuevo León Sierra Madre Oriental !B9918281179938 3540 m
11,614 ft
!B9925975484791 1640 m
5,381 ft
!B9882642510349 125 km
78 mi
23°48′02″N 99°50′48″W / 23.8006°N 99.8466°W / 23.8006; -99.8466 (Picacho San Onofre)
25 Cerro La Giganta[61]  Baja California Sur Sierra de la Giganta !B9925675161920 1690 m
5,545 ft
!B9927557724843 1400 m
4,593 ft
!B9883007609569 120 km
75 mi
26°06′39″N 111°35′02″W / 26.1107°N 111.5838°W / 26.1107; -111.5838 (Cerro La Giganta)
26 Nevado de Toluca[6]
(Volcán Xinantécatl)
 México Cordillera Neovolcanica !B9915468121385 4690 m
15,387 ft
!B9922924878053 2225 m
7,300 ft
!B9883184294090 118 km
74 mi
19°06′07″N 99°46′03″W / 19.1020°N 99.7676°W / 19.1020; -99.7676 (Nevado de Toluca)
27 Sierra El Cerro Azul[53]  Oaxaca Oaxaca !B9922549971964 2310 m
7,579 ft
!B9926801350701 1510 m
4,954 ft
!B9884022739333 109 km
68 mi
16°46′00″N 94°27′00″W / 16.7667°N 94.4500°W / 16.7667; -94.4500 (Sierra El Cerro Azul)
28 Cerro Zempoaltepetl[29]  Oaxaca Sierra Madre del Sur !B9918626041699 3420 m
11,220 ft
!B9926348198739 1580 m
5,184 ft
!B9884149399372 107 km
67 mi
17°10′00″N 95°59′00″W / 17.1667°N 95.9833°W / 17.1667; -95.9833 (Cerro Zempoaltepetl)
29 Cerro El Zamorano[30][31]  Guanajuato
 Querétaro
Mexican Plateau !B9918803037470 3360 m
11,024 ft
!B9927276016074 1440 m
4,724 ft
!B9884399047305 105 km
65 mi
20°56′00″N 100°13′00″W / 20.9333°N 100.2167°W / 20.9333; -100.2167 (Cerro El Zamorano)
30 Cerro Las Conchas[44]  Michoacán Michoacán !B9920309882188 2890 m
9,482 ft
!B9924193002477 1960 m
6,430 ft
!B9884426749477 105 km
65 mi
18°43′00″N 102°58′00″W / 18.7167°N 102.9667°W / 18.7167; -102.9667 (Cerro Las Conchas)

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Pico de Orizaba is the highest point of Estado Libre y Soberano de Puebla, Estado Libre y Soberano de Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave, and all of México
  2. ^ a b c "Pico de Orizaba". Summits of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved January 2, 2010. 
  3. ^ a b c Volcán Popocatépetl on the border of Estado Libre y Soberano de Puebla is the highest point of both Estado Libre y Soberano de México and Estado Libre y Soberano de Morelos.
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  5. ^ a b "Volcán Iztaccíhuatl". Summits of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved January 2, 2010. 
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  7. ^ a b Volcán Matlalcuéyetl on the border of Estado Libre y Soberano de Puebla is the highest point of Estado Libre y Soberano de Tlaxcala
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  9. ^ a b c Nevado de Colima is the highest point of Estado Libre y Soberano de Jalisco
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  11. ^ "Volcán Cofre de Perote". Summits of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved January 2, 2010. 
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  14. ^ Cerro Ajusco is the highest point of the Distrito Federal
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  18. ^ a b c Cerro Nube is the highest point of the Sierra Madre del Sur and Estado Libre y Soberano de Oaxaca
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  22. ^ Cerro San Rafael is the highest point of the Sierra Madre Oriental and Estado Libre y Soberano de Coahuila
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  38. ^ a b Sierra Fría is the highest point of Estado Libre y Soberano de Aguascalientes
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  57. ^ "Isla Cedros High Point". Summits of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved January 3, 2010. 
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  61. ^ "Cerro La Giganta". Summits of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved January 2, 2010. 

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