Mount Taylor

Elevation (feet): 11,301
Elevation (meters): 3,445
Continent: North America
Country: United States
Range/Region: Sangre de Cristo Range
State: New Mexico
Latitude: 35.238694
Longitude: -107.608528
Difficulty: Scramble
Best months for climbing: Jun
Volcanic status: Dormant
Most recent eruption: 3.3 to 1.5 million years ago.
Nearest major airport: Albuquerque, New Mexico
Convenient Center: Grants, New Mexico

Thanks to Joseph Leyba and theyogiclimber for contributing to these details. (View history)

Mount Taylor is generally considered to be one of New Mexicos (and North Americas) most beautiful peaks. It is simply a drive up mountain, so for a challenge try doing it in January. With 10+ feet of snow and temperatures below -30, you are in for a treat. The peak is 11,301 feet high. (11,900 feet on some references.)

Warnings: In the summer it rains quite a bit. Rain could trap you on the mountain. In winter frigid temperatures are the norm. As on all mountains, be wary of avalanches.

Trip Reports

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

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  • Log #21072 - by Jared on Oct 22, 2007
    This was a great hike. Nice and cool. Started at 34 degrees got down to 32 degrees. The trail was clean, and I didn't see another person on the trail; it was just me and my dog Azora.