Canjilón Mountain

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For Canjilon Hill, see San Felipe volcanic field#Notable Vents.
Canjilón Mountain
Canjilón Mountain is located in New Mexico
Canjilón Mountain
Canjilón Mountain
Location of Canjilón Mountain in New Mexico
Highest point
Elevation 10,922 ft (3,329 m)  NAVD 88[1]
Prominence 1,034 ft (315 m) [2]
Coordinates 36°34′05″N 106°21′06″W / 36.567965633°N 106.351597322°W / 36.567965633; -106.351597322Coordinates: 36°34′05″N 106°21′06″W / 36.567965633°N 106.351597322°W / 36.567965633; -106.351597322[1]
Location Rio Arriba County, New Mexico, U.S.
Parent range Tusas Mountains
Topo map USGS Canjilon Mountain

Canjilón Mountain is a 10,922 feet (3,329 m). mountain approximately six miles northeast of the village of Canjilón,[3] in the Carson National Forest.

The word cajilon is the term for "deer antler" in Northern New Mexican Spanish.[4] The mountain was so named because of its resemblance to an antler.[4] The mountain gave its name to the nearby creek (Canjilon Creek), to the nearby lakes (Canjilon lakes), and to the village of Canjilon.[4]

Canjilón Mountain was the site of a 3.7 magnitude earthquake on June 4, 2008.[5]


  1. ^ a b "Jilon". NGS data sheet. U.S. National Geodetic Survey. Retrieved 2014-02-12. 
  2. ^ "Canjilon Mountain, New Mexico". Retrieved 2014-02-12. 
  3. ^ "Canjilón Lakes". Digital Abiquiu. Archived from the original on February 1, 2012. Retrieved February 12, 2014. 
  4. ^ a b c Julyan, Robert (1998). The place names of New Mexico. Albuquerque, NM: University of New Mexico Press. ISBN 978-0826316899. 
  5. ^ "Information on New Mexico Seismic Activity from the New Mexico Tech Seismological Observatory: Earthquake between Chama and Abiqui, NM". Department of Earth and Environmental Science, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology. Archived from the original on 27 September 2008.