Mount Walter (New Mexico)

Mount Walter is the second highest named summit in the U.S. state of New Mexico, rising to 13,141 feet above sea level. However it is not usually counted as an independent mountain since it has only about 53 feet (16 m) of topographic prominence, and is only 0.4 miles (0.6 km) north-northeast of Wheeler Peak, the highest peak in New Mexico.[3] Both peaks lie in the Taos Mountains, a subrange of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, which is in turn a subrange of the Rocky Mountains. They are also in the Wheeler Peak Wilderness of Carson National Forest.

Mount Walter
Mount Walter from Wheeler Peak
Highest point
Elevation13,141 ft (4,005 m) NAVD 88[1]
Prominence53 ft (16 m)[1]
Parent peakWheeler Peak
Coordinates36°33′44″N 105°24′52″W[2]
Mount Walter
LocationTaos County, New Mexico, U.S.
Parent rangeSangre de Cristo Mountains
Topo mapUSGS Wheeler Peak
Easiest routeBull-of-the-Woods Trail


  1. "Mount Walter, New Mexico". Retrieved 2008-12-22.
  2. "Mount Walter". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2008-12-22.
  3. "New Mexico 12,000-foot Peaks". Retrieved 2014-02-13.
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