Jicarilla Mountains

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Jicarilla Mountains
Jicarilla Mountains is located in New Mexico
Jicarilla Mountains
Location in New Mexico
Highest point
Peak Ancho Peak
Elevation 2,385 m (7,825 ft)
Coordinates 33°51′09″N 105°39′50″W / 33.85250°N 105.66389°W / 33.85250; -105.66389
Location Lincoln County, New Mexico
Range coordinates 33°52′N 105°40′W / 33.867°N 105.667°W / 33.867; -105.667Coordinates: 33°52′N 105°40′W / 33.867°N 105.667°W / 33.867; -105.667

The Jicarilla Mountains are a mountain range in Lincoln County, New Mexico[1] in the southwestern United States. The Jicarilla Mountains were named after the Jicarilla Apache Nation. The Sacramento Mountains lie to the southwest.[2]

In 1850 the first gold seekers began to arrive to the Jicarilla Mountains, but it would take time before the first mines were established. Jicarilla and White Oaks are two towns that were abandoned when the mines were no longer profitable in the early 1900s.

The range was also called the Sacramento Mountains.[1]


  1. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Jicarilla Mountains
  2. ^ Carizozo, NM, 1:100,000 Scale Topographic Map, USGS, 1981
  • Julyan, Robert (2006). The Mountains of New Mexico. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press. ISBN 978-0-8263-3515-9