Fra Cristobal Range

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Fra Cristobal Range
Fra Cristobal Range is located in New Mexico
Fra Cristobal Range
Fra Cristobal Range
Fra Cristobal Range
in New Mexico
Highest point
Peak Fra Cristobal Mountain (Fra Cristobal Mountains)
Elevation 6,003 ft (1,830 m)
Coordinates 33°28′12″N 107°05′55″W / 33.47007°N 107.098641°W / 33.47007; -107.098641
Dimensions
Length 17 mi (27 km) N-S
Width 6 mi (9.7 km)
Geography
Country United States
State New Mexico
Regions Jornada del Muerto and Rio Grande Valley
District Sierra County NM
Settlement Crocker, New Mexico
Range coordinates 33°21′25″N 107°07′41″W / 33.357016°N 107.128086°W / 33.357016; -107.128086Coordinates: 33°21′25″N 107°07′41″W / 33.357016°N 107.128086°W / 33.357016; -107.128086
Borders on Elephant Butte ReservoirRio Grande-W
Jornada del Muerto-E, NE & SE
Elephant Butte, NM, Elephant Butte Dam-S
(Truth or Consequences, NMEagle, NM-S)
Topo map Black Bluffs, USGS quad

The Fra Cristobal Range, (Fra Cristóbal Range) is a 17 mi (27 km) long, mountain range in central-north Sierra County, New Mexico. The range borders the eastern shore of Elephant Butte Reservoir on the Rio Grande, and the range lies towards the southwest of the Jornada del Muerto, the desert region east of the river.

Description[edit]

The Fra Cristobal Range is an arid, moderate elevation, north-south trending mountain range, about 17 mi long and narrow, only about 7 mi at its widest. Crater Hill, 5,087 feet (1,551 m) lies west of the central ridgeline, and north of Black Bluffs, Red Cliff at the Reservoir.

The highest peak in the range, Fra Cristobal Mountain, 6,003 feet (1,830 m),[1] is at the north perimeter of the range. It is located at 33°28′12″N 107°05′55″W / 33.47007°N 107.098641°W / 33.47007; -107.098641 (Fra Cristobal Mountain)[2]


References[edit]

  1. ^ New Mexico, DeLorme Atlas & Gazetteer, p. 38-39.
  2. ^ Fra Cristobal Mountain Summit, mountainzone

External links[edit]

Range Highpoint

Fra Cristobal Range