Caballo Mountain

Caballo Mountain overlooks the mountain town of Los Alamos in the Jemez Mountains, formed by a large volcanic eruption from a dormant caldera less than five miles away. The peaks of the Sierra de los Valles in the Jemez Mountains do not have sharp peaks, rather they have rounded tops.

There are no challenges on your way up Caballo other than being able to climb steep hills. You will have to descend into Guaje Canyon, then climb 2,000 feet up the summit from there where a large meadow on top will open up amazing views of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and the Sandias to the south.

Elevation (feet): 10,496
Elevation (meters): 3,199
Continent: North America
Country: United States
State: New Mexico
Latitude: 35.9536
Longitude: -106.364
Difficulty: Walk up
Best months for climbing: Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
Nearest major airport: Albuquerque
Convenient Center: Los Alamos

Thanks to Scott Kelley for adding this peak.

Trip Reports

NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name

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  • Log #15551 - by Scott Kelley on June 24, 2001
    I've climbed the thing five times, mainly because it's so close. We started at the Pajarito Mountain Ski Area, at about 9,200 feet, then walked across pretty easy terrain for 4.5 miles, to the edge...