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New Mexico Topographical Map

On a topographical map, sometimes called a topo map, contour lines are often used to join points of equal elevation above sea level and color gradations may depict elevation ranges between the contour lines.  Topographical maps are often used to determine areas and routes where the terrain is fairly level or where steep slopes exist.  This page includes both static and interactive topographical maps of New Mexico.

Static New Mexico Topo Map

This section features a topographical map of New Mexico as well as a map legend that specifies elevation ranges and indicates their corresponding map colors. 

New Mexico topo map


Map Legend

elevation legend
boundaries, rivers, and lakes legend

New Mexico Topographical Features

New Mexico's highest mountain is Wheeler Peak, whose peak is 13,161 feet above sea level.  New Mexico's lowest elevation is 2,842 feet above sea level, at the Red Bluff Reservoir.  Much of New Mexico features rugged terrain, rising from the Great Plains in the east.  The Rockies are in the north, Sangre de Cristo Mountains northeast, Guadalupe Mountains southeast, and San Andres Mountains southwest.  Major rivers in New Mexico include the Rio Grande, Pecos, Canadian, San Juan, and Gila.

Interactive New Mexico Topo Map

This section features a topographical map that can be zoomed and panned to show the entire State of New Mexico or a small portion of the state.  To zoom in or out on the map, use the plus (+) button or the minus (-) button, respectively.  To pan the map in any direction, simply swipe it or drag it in that direction.  At high zoom levels, the contour lines on this New Mexico map can help outdoorsmen, land developers, and others to plan their routes and activities more efficiently. 

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New Mexico Topo Map