Sierra Aguilada

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Sierra Aguilada
Sierra Aguilada is located in New Mexico
Sierra Aguilada
Sierra Aguilada in New Mexico
Highest point
PeakBrushy Mountain (Aguilada Mountains)
Elevation7,405 ft (2,257 m)
Length15 mi (24 km) SW-NE
Width9 mi (14 km) E-W-(variable)
CountryUnited States
StateNew Mexico
Region(east)-White Mountains (Arizona)
((east)-Transition zone)
DistrictCatron County, New Mexico
Range coordinates33°18′15″N 108°56′00″W / 33.30417°N 108.93333°W / 33.30417; -108.93333Coordinates: 33°18′15″N 108°56′00″W / 33.30417°N 108.93333°W / 33.30417; -108.93333
Borders onSan Francisco RiverMogollon Mountains-E
Big Lue Mountains-SW
San Francisco River-S-(range perimeter)
Blue Range Wilderness-N & NW

The Sierra Aguilada is a mountain range in southwest Catron County, New Mexico[1] on the eastern perimeter of Arizona's White Mountains. The Mogollon Mountains of New Mexico lie just east, with a south-flowing section of the San Francisco River separating them. The river then turns west, forming the southern border of the Sierra Aguilada, and continues to eventually intercept the Gila River after traversing northwest of the Big Lue Mountains of Arizona.

Range description[edit]

The Sierra Aguilada is about 15 mi long. It is in a region of mountainous forest, and mesas. The Mogollon Mountains are east, with the large Gila Wilderness and Gila National Forest. To the north and northwest lies the Blue Range Wilderness.

The east perimeter of the range is traversed by U.S. Route 180 in New Mexico as it parallels a north-south section of the San Francisco River. The communities of Pleasanton and Glenwood lie on the east and northeast of the range along the San Francisco River.


The highest peak in the range, Brushy Mountain, 7,405 feet (2,257 m), is in the north center of the range and east of the range centerline; Park Mountain, 7,321 feet (2,231 m), is adjacent, and just west of the range centerline.[2][3]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Sierra Aguilada
  2. ^ Glenwood, New Mexico, 7.5 Minute Topographic Quadrangle, USGS, 1965 (1979 rev.)
  3. ^ New Mexico Atlas & Gazetteer, DeLorme, 5th ed., 2009, p. 36 ISBN 9780899333175