West Blue Mountain (New Mexico)

West Blue Mountain is the highest peak in the San Mateo Mountains of southwestern New Mexico, in the United States. It rises in the southern half of the range, far from any paved road, making access difficult and traffic on the surrounding trails very light.[3] Its summit is the highest point in the Apache Kid Wilderness of the Cibola National Forest.[1]

West Blue Mountain
West Blue Mountain
Location in New Mexico
Highest point
Elevation10,340 ft (3,150 m) NAVD 88[1]
Prominence3,136 ft (956 m)[1]
Coordinates33°39′53″N 107°26′43″W[2]
LocationSocorro County, New Mexico, U.S.
Parent rangeSan Mateo Mountains
Topo mapUSGS Blue Mountain
Easiest routeDifficult trail hike


  1. "West Blue Mountain, New Mexico". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 2009-01-21.
  2. "West Blue Mountain". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-01-20.
  3. Butterfield, Mike; Greene, Peter (2006). Mike Butterfield's Guide to the Mountains of New Mexico. New Mexico Magazine Press. ISBN 978-0-937206-88-1.
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