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The Sangre de Cristo Mountains in the north of the state are crossed by routes used since Spanish colonial times, or even earlier by indigenous people. These are the highest passes in the state and are a land of cool forests even in the summer. As you go south historic passes become more and more wide shallow gaps between alluvial fans, reaching up to dessert mountain ranges. But even in the land of large private land grants, trails and dirt roads reach up high into the mountains. In New Mexico you don't have to stop cycling summits in the winter. The south has large climbs that are snow free for at least the largest part of the winter.

The tables below currently contain 16 passes, including 6 unrecogniced summits

All the passes/summits in the tables are also linked in this map, plus some others under the "more" checkmarks:

all summits/passes
(-alphabetical order)
paved road summits/passes
(-highest elevation first)
unpaved MTB summits/passes
(-highest elevation first)

paved approach heights (-prominence; highest approach first)
MTB approach heights (-prominence; highest approach first)

Any table or map for any area can be accessed from any of the newer style pages with 2 clicks on the navigation bars. First select "Areas" etc on the top line, then select the area or table on the left navigation pane.

Alternatively all of the tables and maps for the current area are also listed on the second line on the top.