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Near Taos in Taos County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Wheeler Peak

13,161 Feet Above Sea Level

 

—Highest Point in New Mexico —

 
Wheeler Peak Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jamie Cox, September 1, 1992
1. Wheeler Peak Marker
Inscription. Named in honor of Major George Montague Wheeler (1832-1909) who for ten years led a party of surveyors and Naturalists collecting geologic, biologic, planimetric, and topographic data in New Mexico and six other southwestern states.
 
Erected by Wheeler Peak Wilderness - Carson National Forest.
 
Location. 36° 33.405′ N, 105° 25.017′ W. Marker is near Taos, New Mexico, in Taos County. Marker can be reached from Twining-Blue Lake Back Pack Trail south of County Road 79. Click for map. The marker is at the top of the 13,161 foot mountain, far from any road. It is accessible only by foot trail. The trail is rugged, cold, dangerous, windy and remote. Don't go up there unless fully prepared. Marker is in this post office area: Taos Ski Valley NM 87525, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Elizabethtown (approx. 8.4 miles away); a different marker also named Wheeler Peak (approx. 8.4 miles away); Eagle Nest Lake State Park (approx. 10.1 miles away); Vietnam Veterans National Memorial (approx. 10.8 miles away); Palo Flechado Pass (approx.
Wheeler Peak Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jamie Cox, September 1, 1992
2. Wheeler Peak Marker
10.8 miles away); Taos (approx. 12.1 miles away); Taos Canyon (approx. 13.5 miles away); Historic Taos Plaza (approx. 13.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Taos.
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Jamie Cox of Melbourne, Florida. This page has been viewed 563 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Jamie Cox of Melbourne, Florida.   2. submitted on , by Jamie Cox of Melbourne, Florida. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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