Haystack Mountain (New Mexico)

Haystack Mountain is a mesa approximately 4 miles east of Prewitt, New Mexico in McKinley County, New Mexico, United States.

Haystack Mountain
Highest point
Elevation7,833 ft (2,387 m)[1]
Prominence900 feet (270 m)
Coordinates35°21′19″N 107°56′51″W
Geography
LocationMcKinley County, New Mexico, U.S.
Parent rangeZuni Mountains, part of the Colorado Plateau
Topo mapUSGS Bluewater, NM
Climbing
Easiest routeDrive

Geography

Haystack Mountain is a lone peak in the Zuni Mountains range in the Southeast part of the Colorado Plateau and is clearly visible from nearby Interstate 40. There is a Vertical Angle Bench March from the U.S. National Geodetic Survey which marks the top of the mesa at 7,833 feet (2,387 m).

History

From 1950 to 1980, this area was one of the highest Uranium producing regions in the country [2].

The Haystack Archaeological District[3] is a protected area on the side of the mesa which is on the National Register of Historic Places as an Anasazi dwelling from 500–1500 AD.

References

  1. Mountainzone
  2. "Uranium Resources in New Mexico". Retrieved 13 November 2017.
  3. "Haystack Arch Dist". Retrieved 13 November 2017.
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