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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.

The following sortable table lists the 27 ultra-prominent 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. The following 27 peaks are the ultra-prominent summits of Mexico.

Of these 27 ultra-prominent summits, 5 are located in Oaxaca, 4 in Puebla, 4 in Nuevo León, 3 in México, 3 in Jalisco, 2 in Michoacán, 2 in Baja California Sur, 2 in Coahuila, and one each in Morelos, Guerrero, Baja California, Tlaxcala, Querétaro, and Veracruz.

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The 27 ultra-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[5][6]  Jalisco Cordillera Neovolcanica !B9916406308937 4270 m
14,009 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[7]
(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[8][9]  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[10]  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[11][12]  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[13][14]
(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[15]  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[16][17]
(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[18][19]  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[20]  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[21]  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[22]  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[23]  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[24][25]  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[26]
(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[27]  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[28]  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[29]  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[30]  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[31]  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[32]  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[33]  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[34]  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[35]  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[36]  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)

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  1. ^ Volcán Citlaltépetl 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. ^ "Volcán Citlaltépetl". Summits of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved January 2, 2010. 
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ "Volcán Popocatépetl". Summits of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved January 2, 2010. 
  5. ^ Nevado de Colima is the highest point of Estado Libre y Soberano de Jalisco
  6. ^ "Nevado de Colima". Summits of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved January 2, 2010. 
  7. ^ "Nevado de Toluca". Summits of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved January 2, 2010. 
  8. ^ Cerro Tiotepec is the highest point of Estado Libre y Soberano de Guerrero
  9. ^ "Cerro Tiotepec". Summits of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved January 10, 2010. 
  10. ^ "Cerro El Nacimiento". Summits of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved January 10, 2010. 
  11. ^ Picacho del Diablo is the highest point of Estado Libre y Soberano de Baja California
  12. ^ "Picacho del Diablo". Summits of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved January 10, 2010. 
  13. ^ Cerro Nube is the highest point of the Sierra Madre del Sur and Estado Libre y Soberano de Oaxaca
  14. ^ "Cerro Nube". Summits of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved January 10, 2010. 
  15. ^ "Cerro Las Conchas". Summits of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved January 10, 2010. 
  16. ^ Volcán Matlalcuéyetl on the border of Estado Libre y Soberano de Puebla is the highest point of Estado Libre y Soberano de Tlaxcala
  17. ^ "Volcán Matlalcuéyetl". Summits of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved January 2, 2010. 
  18. ^ Sierra La Laguna High Point is the highest point in Estado Libre y Soberano de Baja California Sur
  19. ^ "Sierra La Laguna High Point". Summits of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved January 2, 2010. 
  20. ^ "Sierra La Madera". Summits of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved January 10, 2010. 
  21. ^ "Cerro Tia Chena". Summits of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved January 3, 2010. 
  22. ^ "Cerro El Potosí". Summits of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved January 10, 2010. 
  23. ^ "Cerro La Joya". Summits of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved January 10, 2010. 
  24. ^ Volcán Tancítaro is the highest point of Estado Libre y Soberano de Michoacán de Ocampo
  25. ^ "Volcán Tancítaro". Summits of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved January 2, 2010. 
  26. ^ "Picacho San Onofre". Summits of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved January 3, 2010. 
  27. ^ "Cerro El Centinela". Summits of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved January 10, 2010. 
  28. ^ "El Aguacate Oeste". Summits of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved January 3, 2010. 
  29. ^ "Volcán Las Tres Vírgenes". Summits of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved January 2, 2010. 
  30. ^ "Sierra de Santa Martha". Summits of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved January 2, 2010. 
  31. ^ "Cerro Las Capillas". Summits of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved January 11, 2010. 
  32. ^ "Picachos El Fraile". Summits of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved January 11, 2010. 
  33. ^ "Cerro Zempoaltepetl". Summits of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved January 10, 2010. 
  34. ^ "Volcán Iztaccíhuatl". Summits of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved January 2, 2010. 
  35. ^ "Volcán de Tequila". Summits of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved January 11, 2010. 
  36. ^ "Sierra El Cerro Azul". Summits of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved January 10, 2010. 

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