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

Caballo Mountains

 
 
Caballo Mountains Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 21, 2011
1. Caballo Mountains Marker
Inscription. To the east beyond Caballo Reservoir are the rugged Caballo Mountains, uplifted about 3 miles above the downdropped Río Grande trough, along the fault scarp at the edge of the mountains. Lowest slopes are ancient granites. Black ironstone beds are at base of high cliffs which are formed by Paleozoic dolomites and limestones. Elevation 4,390 feet.
 
Erected by New Mexico Historic Preservation Division.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro marker series.
 
Location. 32° 57.176′ N, 107° 18.712′ W. Marker is near Caballo, New Mexico, in Sierra County. Marker is at the intersection of State Road 187 and State Road 152, on the right when traveling north on State Road 187. Touch for map. Marker is 1000 feet east of exit 63 from I-25. Marker is in this post office area: Caballo NM 87931, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Truth or Consequences (approx. 11.6 miles away); Magnolia Ellis, “Magnificent Magnolia” (approx. 12.7 miles away); Elephant Butte Lake State Park (approx. 13 miles away); a different
Rear of the Caballo Mountains Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 21, 2011
2. Rear of the Caballo Mountains Marker
marker also named Truth or Consequences (approx. 13.8 miles away); Elephant Butte Dam (approx. 15.5 miles away).
 
Categories. Natural Features
 
Caballo Mountains Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 21, 2011
3. Caballo Mountains Marker
View east from Hwy 187.
Caballo Mountains Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 21, 2011
4. Caballo Mountains Marker
View north along Hwy 187.
Caballo Mountains image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 21, 2011
5. Caballo Mountains
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 27, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 487 times since then and 73 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 27, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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