Mount Taylor

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.

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)

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.