Cerro de la Silla ( Spanish for Saddle Hill), named for its distinctive saddle-shaped profile when viewed from the west, is a famous symbol of the landscape of the state of Nuevo León, Mexico. Located in the cities of Monterrey and Guadalupe, it covers an area of 60.5 km² (23 square miles). The mountain has four peaks: Pico Antena, Pico Norte, Pico Sur and Pico la Virgen; Pico Norte is the highest at 1820 m while Pico la Virgen is the lowest at 1750 m. ...more on Wikipedia about "Cerro de la Silla"
Cerro Potosí is the highest mountain in the Sierra Madre Oriental mountain range of northeast Mexico. ...more on Wikipedia about "Cerro Potosí"
The Cofre de Perote, originally Naupa-Tecutépetl (in the Nahuatl) language, is known also as Nauhcampatépetl. Both Nahuatl names mean something like 'Place of Four Mountain' or 'Mountain of the Lord of Four Places'. This extinct volcano is located in the Mexican state of Veracruz, at the point where the Trans-Mexican volcanic belt, home to all of Mexico's highest peaks, joins the Sierra Madre Oriental. It is one of the ten highest Mexican mountains. ...more on Wikipedia about "Cofre de Perote"
Colima Volcano is the most active volcano in Mexico, and has erupted more than 40 times since 1576. Despite its name, it is not located in the Mexican state of Colima but rather just over the border in the neighboring state of Jalisco, toward the western end of the Eje Volcánico Transversal mountain range. It is about 300 miles (485 kilometres) west of Mexico City and 75 miles (125 km) south of Guadalajara, Jalisco. There are actually two peaks in the volcano complex: Nevado de Colima (4330 m), which is older and inactive, lies about 5km north of the younger and very active 3860m-tall Volcán de Colima (also called Volcán de Fuego de Colima). ...more on Wikipedia about "Colima (volcano)"
El Coahuilón is a mountain range located on the southeast side of the Mexican state of Coahuila, extending into Nuevo León. The highest peak in the formation is about 3460 metres high. These mountains are part of the Sierra Madre Oriental, a system that runs from northeastern Mexico to the south side of the country and that joins with the Sierra Madre Occidental at the narrowest part of Mexico in Tehuantepec, Oaxaca. The landscape at the slopes of El Coahuilón are woodlands; plenty of forest with pine, fir and other evergreen tree species; Pinus ayacahuite ( Mexican White Pine), Pinus hartwegii ( Hartweg's Pine), Pinus cembroides ( Mexican Pinyon) and Pinus culminicola ( Potosi Pinyon); furthermore, this ecosystem has plenty of evergreen oaks and bushes. ...more on Wikipedia about "El Coahuilón"
Iztaccíhuatl (alternative spellings include Ixtaccíhuatl or either variant spelled without the accent) is the third highest mountain in Mexico, after Pico de Orizaba (5,636m) and Popocatépetl (5,452m). Its name is Nahuatl for "white lady". ...more on Wikipedia about "Iztaccíhuatl"
Matlalcueitl (also called La Malinche after Hernán Cortés' interpreter and mistress) is the name of a dormant volcano in Tlaxcala where the rain goddess was thought to dwell. Matlalcueitl is the sixth highest mountain in Mexico, and is part of major group of volcanoes located in the Eje Volcánico Transversal. (Many lists put La Malinche at fifth highest, but they do not include the Sierra Negra, which is a bit higher.) ...more on Wikipedia about "Matlalcueitl (volcano)" Stay cool with www.shortopedia.com.
The Nevado de Toluca is generally cited as the fourth highest of Mexico's peaks, after the Pico de Orizaba, Popocatépetl, and Iztaccíhuatl. (By some measurements, however, the Sierra Negra is slightly higher). It is often called Xinantécatl, which is probably from the Nahuatl chinām(itl) 'cornstalks' + tēcatl 'lord of', though other etymologies have been suggested. It is an extinct volcano located in central Mexico. This volcano has its higher summit at 4577 metres and in good weather it is clearly visible from the Mexican city of Toluca. ...more on Wikipedia about "Nevado de Toluca"
(Paricutín) Paricutin is a volcano in the Mexican state of Michoacán, close to the village of the same name. It appears on many versions of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World list, although none of these lists are by any means authoritative. ...more on Wikipedia about "Paricutín"
The Paso de Cortés is the pass or saddle between the Popocatépetl and Ixtaccíhuatl volcanoes in central México. It thus forms part of the Trans-Mexican volcanic belt, and is a place where the normally southeast-tending continental divide heads north for over 10 miles. The altitude of the pass is about 3400 m. (11,150 ft.) ...more on Wikipedia about "Paso de Cortés"
The Peninsular Ranges are a group of mountain ranges which stretch 1500 km (900 miles) from southern California in the United States to the southern tip of Mexico's Baja California peninsula; they are part of the North American Coast Ranges that run along the Pacific coast from Alaska to Mexico. ...more on Wikipedia about "Peninsular Ranges"
The Pico de Orizaba or Citlaltépetl (from Nahuatl citlalli=star and tepetl=mountain), is the highest mountain in Mexico, the third highest in North America, and the third highest volcano in the Western Hemisphere. It is located towards the eastern end of the Eje Volcánico Transversal mountain range, on the border between the states of Veracruz and Puebla. It is currently dormant but not extinct: the last eruptions occurred in 1687, with previous eruptions in 1630, 1613, 1569, 1566, 1545- 65? and 1537. ...more on Wikipedia about "Pico de Orizaba"
Popocatépetl (commonly referred to as El Popo or Don Goyo) is an active volcano and the second highest peak in Mexico after the Pico de Orizaba (5,610m). Popocatépetl comes from the Nahuatl words popōca 'it smokes' and tepētl 'mountain', thus Smoking Mountain. Popocatépetl is linked to the Ixtaccíhuatl volcano to the north by the high saddle known as the Paso de Cortés. ...more on Wikipedia about "Popocatépetl"
The Sierra Juárez is a mountain range on the Baja California Peninsula, in northern Mexico. It is located in Baja California state, just south of the United States border. It is part of the Peninsular Ranges, and the Laguna Mountains of California lie to the north, and the Sierra San Pedro Mártir lies to the south. ...more on Wikipedia about "Sierra Juárez"
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The Sierra Madre del Sur is a mountain range in southern Mexico, extending 1000 km from southern Michoacán east through Guerrero, to the Istmo de Tehuantepec in eastern Oaxaca. It joins with the Eje Volcánico Transversal of central Mexico in northern Oaxaca, but is separated from this range further west by the valley of the Río Balsas and its tributary the Río Tepalcatepec. ...more on Wikipedia about "Sierra Madre del Sur"
The Sierra Madre Occidental is a mountain range in western Mexico and the extreme southwest of the United States, extending 1500 km from southeast Arizona (south and east of Tucson) southeast through eastern Sonora, western Chihuahua, Durango, Zacatecas, Aguascalientes to Guanajuato, where it joins with the Sierra Madre Oriental and the Eje Volcánico Transversal of central Mexico. ...more on Wikipedia about "Sierra Madre Occidental"
The Sierra Madre Oriental is a mountain range (continuing in the U.S. with the Rocky Mountains) in northeastern Mexico, spanning 1000 km from Coahuila south through Nuevo León, southwest Tamaulipas, San Luis Potosí, Hidalgo, to northern Puebla and Querétaro, where it joins with the Sierra Madre Occidental and the Eje Volcánico Transversal of central Mexico. ...more on Wikipedia about "Sierra Madre Oriental"
The Sierra Negra (also, and perhaps more properly, called Cerro La Negra) is a companion peak of Mexico's highest mountain, the Pico de Orizaba. At 4,640 meters (about 15,200 ft.) above sea level (depending on which source one consults) it is one of Mexico's highest peaks, perhaps even the fourth highest. However, because it is overshadowed by its much higher companion it is not as well known as, for instance, the slightly lower Matlalcueitl, and is often not included in lists of Mexico's mountains. It lies at 18° 59' N and 97° W. ...more on Wikipedia about "Sierra Negra"
The Trans-Mexican volcanic belt (Eje Volcánico Transversal) is a mountain range that extends 900 km from west to east across central Mexico. It is also locally known as Sierra Nevada due to the fact that most of its highest peaks have snow all year long. ...more on Wikipedia about "Trans-Mexican volcanic belt"
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