Guadalupe Mountains (Hidalgo County)

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.

Guadaleupe Mountains
Guadalupe Mountains in New Mexico, Arizona, Sonora
Highest point
PeakGuadalupe Mountain (Guadalupe Mountains)
Elevation6,450 ft (1,970 m)
Coordinates31°28′03″N 109°02′05″W
Length13 mi (21 km) N-S
Width9 mi (14 km)
CountryUnited States
StatesNew Mexico, Arizona and Sonora
RegionNew Mexico Bootheel
((northwest)-Chihuahuan Desert)
((northeast)-Sonoran Desert)
DistrictHidalgo County NM
SettlementGray Ranch, NM
(Agua PrietaDouglas, Arizona)
Range coordinates31°25′46″N 109°02′39″W
Borders onPeloncillo Mountains-N
Animas Valley-E
Sonoran Desert-SW
Chihuahuan Desert-E, SE & S
San Bernardino Valley-W & SW

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

Range description

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.


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 31.467602°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


  1. New Mexico, DeLorme Atlas & Gazetteer, p. 52-53.
Guadalupe Mountains
Bunk Robinson Peak
Guadalupe Mountain
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