Black Mesa is a high plateau formed of black lava rock, stretching 28 miles along the north bank of the Cimarron River in southeastern Colorado, northeastern New Mexico, and into the Oklahoma panhandle. Its highest elevation (5,700 feet / 1,737 meters) is in Colorado, but its high point in Oklahoma is the highest point in the state, where it is located within Black Mesa State Park and Nature Preserve.
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Thanks to Terrill Thompson for adding this peak.
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NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name
There are 3 trip reports for Black Mesa.
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- Log #22103 - by Beth Shelton on Nov 20, 2010The temperature was 99 and no shade! Once we stood under a little scrubby tree for a few minutes of respite while other hikers waited for us to leave so they could have a turn! Mile markers on...
- Log #22077 - by R.W. (Bob) Schwaninger on Sep 15, 20108-mile round trip (4-hour hike). Fairly easy climb with one "switch-back" up about a 500' bluff. It's then a fairly level walk of 1-1/2 miles to the 8' high granite pinnacle. On the west side of the...
- Log #21873 - by Caj E Svensson on Feb 11, 2010The mesa was snow covered and we were lucky bringing hiking poles and good boots. The trail was easy to follow and we had the mountain for ourselves. This was my US state highpoint #43. We visited...