Guadalupe Mountains (Hidalgo County)

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For the larger mountain range of the same name in southeast New MexicoTexas, see Guadalupe Mountains.
Guadaleupe Mountains
Guadalupe Mountains (Hidalgo County) is located in New Mexico
Guadalupe Mountains (Hidalgo County)
Guadalupe Mountains
in New Mexico, Arizona, Sonora
Highest point
Peak Guadalupe Mountain (Guadalupe Mountains)
Elevation 6,450 ft (1,970 m)
Coordinates 31°28′03″N 109°02′05″W / 31.467602°N 109.034777°W / 31.467602; -109.034777
Dimensions
Length 13 mi (21 km) N-S
Width 9 mi (14 km)
Geography
Country United States
States New Mexico, Arizona and Sonora
Region New Mexico Bootheel
((northwest)-Chihuahuan Desert)
((northeast)-Sonoran Desert)
District Hidalgo County NM
Settlement Gray Ranch, NM
(Agua PrietaDouglas, Arizona)
Range coordinates 31°26′N 109°02′W / 31.43°N 109.04°W / 31.43; -109.04Coordinates: 31°26′N 109°02′W / 31.43°N 109.04°W / 31.43; -109.04
Borders on Peloncillo Mountains-N
Animas Valley-E
Sonoran Desert-SW
Chihuahuan Desert-E, SE & S
San Bernardino Valley-W & SW

The Guadalupe Mountains of Hidalgo County (Spanish: Sierra de Guadalupe) are a 13 mi (21 km) long, sub– range in southwest Hidalgo County, New Mexico, adjacent the southeast border of Arizona's Cochise County. A small portion of the range is in Cochise County, namely the outlet of Guadalupe Canyon, famous for the Guadalupe Canyon Massacre. The very southern end of the range is also in the border region of Sonora, just north of Federal Highway 2.

The Guadalupe Mountains are on the southern end of the extensive north-south Peloncillo Mountains, that abut the Arizona border.

Range description[edit]

The Guadalupe Mountains are a short sub-range, and about 13 mi long, north to south. The range narrows southwards, with Guadalupe Canyon in the center-west of the south section, with Guadalupe Creek traversing due south. The Canyon then turns due west to have its outlet in Arizona.

The north end of the range contains the highpoint of Guadalupe Mountain in the center west. It is the origin of Guadalupe Creek's headwaters flowing due southeast and south; directly northwest, north, and east of Guadalupe Mountain are the headwaters of Cloverdale Creek.

Highpoints[edit]

The highest peak in the range, Guadalupe Mountain, 6,450 feet (1,966 m),[1] is at the north-center of the range, and slightly west; the peak is located at 31°28′03″N 109°02′05″W / 31.467602°N 109.034777°W / 31.467602; -109.034777 (Guadalupe Mountain). Guadalupe Spring is on its south, part of the headwaters of Guadalupe Creek-Guadalupe Canyon; to the east, are the headwaters of Cloverdale Creek that flows eastwards towards the ghost town site of Cloverdale.

At the center west of the range, adjacent the Arizona border, lies Bunk Robinson Peak, at 6,241 feet (1,902 m).

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ New Mexico, DeLorme Atlas & Gazetteer, p. 52-53.

External links[edit]

Bunk Robinson Peak


Guadalupe Mountain


Guadalupe Mountains