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Polvadera Peak
April 17, 2023

Located in the Lemitar Mountains 5 miles west of the village of Lemitar, 7,292-feet-high Polvadera Peak is neither the highest nor most isolated mountain in Socorro County. However, its location in the central Rio Grande Rift gives anyone standing on its summit an incredible view of many geologic features of the rift and surrounding provinces, including the Rocky Mountains, High Plains, Colorado Plateau, and Mogollon-Datil Volcanic Field.