Pico de Orizaba is the highest mountain in Mexico, and the third highest in North America. Its peak is at 18,490 feet above sea level.
Most Active Volcano
Nevado de Colima is Mexico's most recently active volcanic mountain. Standing 14,206 feet tall, it started rumbling in 2001 and has continued to erupt periodically ever since.
Pico del Aguila
Pico del Aguila is located south of Mexico City and is a popular hiking destination. At 12,776 feet, its heights make for a great view of Mexico City on rare smog-less nights.
El Jorullo is one of two mountains in Mexico born in modern times. The mountain began in a cornfield as a volcanic eruption that lasted from 1759 until 1774, resulting in today's 4,364-foot peak.
Iztacchuatl has four peaks that are usually described as depicting a sleeping woman. Its highest peak is at 17,159 feet, and its lowest peak is still high enough to have a permanent glacier.
The little sister of Pico del Aguila, Sierra Negra, is noteworthy for being home to the Large Millimeter Telescope, one of the world's best radio telescopes.
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