Alamo Peak

Road trip guide: Conquering Alamo Peak in NM

Alamo Peak is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 2.825m (9,270ft) above the sea level, located in Otero County, in the U.S. state of New Mexico.

Set high in the Cornudas Mountain range, within the Lincoln National Forest, the road to the summit is paved but pretty narrow. It’s called Alamo Peak Road (Forest Service Road 64D). This road is usually impassable from late October through late June or early July (depending on snow). The summit hosted a lookout built in 1926 by the CCC. The site is now occupied by a US Air Force telemetry antenna for Holloman Air Force Base.

The road to the summit is 3.05km (1.9 miles) long, starting at Sunspot Highway (Scenic By-Way 6563). The road is steep in parts, hitting a 12% of maximum gradient through some of the ramps.

 

 

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