Sierra Aguilada

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Sierra Aguilada
Sierra Aguilada is located in New Mexico
Sierra Aguilada
Sierra Auilada in New Mexico
Highest point
Peak Brushy Mountain (Aguilada Mountains) (Aguilada Mountains)
Elevation 7,405 ft (2,257 m)
Dimensions
Length 15 mi (24 km) SW-NE
Width 9 mi (14 km) E-W-(variable)
Geography
Country United States
State New Mexico
Region (east)-White Mountains (Arizona)
((east)-Transition zone)
District Catron County NM
Settlement Glenwood, NMPleasanton, NM
Range coordinates 33°18′45″N 108°57′18″W / 33.312562°N 108.955065°W / 33.312562; -108.955065Coordinates: 33°18′45″N 108°57′18″W / 33.312562°N 108.955065°W / 33.312562; -108.955065
Borders on San Francisco RiverMogollon Mountains-E
Big Lue Mountains-SW
San Francisco River-S-(range perimeter)
Mesas-W
Blue Range Wilderness-N & NW

The Sierra Aguilada is a short, higher altitude mountain range in southwest Catron County, New Mexico on the eastern perimeter of Arizona's White Mountains. The region is at the east perimeter of the Arizona transition zone with its Mogollon Rim. The Mogollon Mountains of New Mexico lie just east, with a south-flowing section of the San Francisco River separating them. The river then turns west, forming the southern border of the Sierra Aguilada, and continues to eventually intercept the Gila River after traversing the northwest of the Big Lue Mountains of Arizona.

Range description[edit]

The Sierra Aguilada is about 15 mi long. It is in a region of mountainous forest, and mesas. The Mogollon Mountains are east, with the large Gila Wilderness and Gila National Forest. To the north and northwest lies the Blue Range Wilderness.

The east perimeter of the range is traversed by U.S. Route 180 in New Mexico as it parallels a north-south section of the San Francisco River. The communities of Pleasanton and Glenwood, New Mexico lie on the east and northeast of the range along the San Francisco River.

Peaks[edit]

The highest peak in the range, Brushy Mountain (Aguilada Mountains), 7,405 feet (2,257 m),[1] is in the north center of the range and east of the range centerline; Park Mountain, 7,321 feet (2,231 m),[2] is adjacent, and just west of the range centerline.

References[edit]

  1. ^ New Mexico, DeLorme Atlas & Gazetteer, c 2009, p. 36-37.
  2. ^ DeLorme Atlas & Gazetteer, p. 36-37.

External links[edit]

Park Mountain


Highpoint: Brushy Mountain (Brushy Mountains); (the Brushy Mountain in the Blue Range Wilderness is in a sub-range called Brushy Mountains, adjacent and southwest of the Saliz Mountains)


Sierra Aguilada (range)