New Mexico Geological Society
Fall Field Conference Guidebook - 7
Southeastern Sangre de Cristo Mountains


A. Rosenweig, ed, 1956, 151 pages, (Reprinted 1996).

This year's conference leads us through the majestic Sangre de Cristo Mountains and their picturesque, green valleys. Peaks in excess of twelve thousand feet in altitude will dominate the skyline throughout the trip, and on the third day the caravan will pass in the shadow of 13,160 foot Wheeler Peak, the highest point in New Mexico. During the first day the caravan will travel from Santa Fe to Pecos, Cowles, and then return to Pecos and travel eastward to Las Vegas. On the secnod day the caravan will travel from Las Vegas to Kearny's Gap and Montezuma via Mineral Hill and Gallinas Canyon and then return to Las Vegas and on to Mora and Taos. On the final day the route will lead from Taos, eastward across the Sangre de Cristo Mountains to Eagle Nest and Elizabethtown.

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Table of Contents:

Note —Downloads of the papers below are free. Road logs, mini-papers, and some other sections of recent guidebooks are only available in print.

Front Matter: (includes Dedication, President's Message, & Conference Organizer's Message)

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Roadlogs: (each includes listed mini-papers)


Introduction (292 KB PDF)
— A. Rosenzweig, pp. 13-14.
First day, Santa Fe to Pecos to Cowles; Pecos to Las Vegas
— Baltz, Elmer H., Jr., A. A. Wanek, and C. B. Read, pp. 15-48.
Second day, Kearny's Gap and Montezuma via Mineral Hill and Gallinas Canyon; Las Vegas to Mora to Taos
— Baltz, Elmer H., Jr. and C. B. Read, pp. 49-81.
Third day, Taos to Eagle Nest and Elizabethtown, Sapello to Mora
— Alexander A. Wanek and C. B. Read, pp. 82-95.
Late Cretaceous and Tertiary stratigraphy of the Raon Basin of New Mexico and Colorado (780 KB PDF)
— Ross B. Johnson, G. H. Dixon, and A. A. Wanek, pp. 122-133.

Recommended Guidebook Citation:

  1. Rosenweig, A.; [ed.], 1956, Southeastern Sangre de Cristo Mountains, New Mexico Geological Society, Guidebook, 7th Annual Field Conference, 151 pp.