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Taos Range from the East

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Wheeler Peak (13,167 feet) is the highest point in New Mexico. It is the white peak above the dirt road.

Image taken: 2003
by: Adam Read
© 2003 Adam Read

Longitude: -105.697574615
Latitude: 36.5284328319
  (WGS 84 or NAD 83)

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The high peaks of the Taos Range are bounded by large normal faults along the eastern edge of the San Luis basin. The basin is filled with sands, gravels, and volcanic rocks from the Taos Plateau Volcanic Field. There is a very profound gravity low in this basin formed by the Rio Grande rift.

Image posted: 12-17-2021