Steins Peak

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Steins Peak
Steins Peak is located in New Mexico
Steins Peak
Steins Peak
Location in New Mexico
Highest point
Elevation 5,864 ft (1,787 m)  NAVD 88[1]
Prominence 1,061 ft (323 m) [1]
Coordinates 32°20′01″N 109°02′37″W / 32.3336902°N 109.0436689°W / 32.3336902; -109.0436689Coordinates: 32°20′01″N 109°02′37″W / 32.3336902°N 109.0436689°W / 32.3336902; -109.0436689
Geography
Location Hidalgo County, New Mexico, U.S.
Parent range Peloncillo Mountains

Steins Peak is a 5,864-foot-high (1,787 m) mountain in Hidalgo County, New Mexico. It lies south of the upper reach of Doubtful Canyon. It is located 0.3 miles (0.5 km) east of the Arizona, New Mexico State line and 8 miles (13 km) north northwest of Steins, New Mexico.

History[edit]

The peak was named for U. S. Army Major Enoch Steen (1800–1880) who led troops and an expedition in the area in 1849 and the early 1850s.[2] It was a landmark for travelers that indicated the Doubtful Canyon pass through the Peloncillo Mountains along the Butterfield Overland Mail where it built its Steins Peak Station to the north of the mountain along Doubtful Canyon.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Steins Peak, New Mexico". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 2014-02-14. 
  2. ^ a b "Steins Peak". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2014-02-14. 

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