Mount Dora

Union County New Mexico

SFT photo

Photo by Michael E. Pitel

This 6,290' high peak, on New Mexico's northeastern plains, was named by US Senator Stephen W. Dorsey of Arkansas to commemorate his sister-in-law. In photograph, the Santa Fe Trail crossing can be seen left to right (E-W) in foreground as a green strip.

This is a National Historic Landmark, part of the Raton/Clayton Volcanic Field (E). Landmark for travelers on the Santa Fe Trail. Its sloping N face ends in a series of rocky bluffs which lined the route of the trail for several miles along Rabbit Ears Creek. A Santa Fe Trail campsite is located 4 miles north. (Rabbit Ears Creek campsite.)

    Location Information

  • View the Google Map for this site (lat-long decimal degrees, NAD27) 36.54324 -103.45811
  • Contact Information

  • Clayton/Union County Chamber of Commerce
  • PO Box 476
  • Clayton, NM 88415
  • 575-374-9253
  • 800-390-7858
  • Fax: 575-374-9255
  • www.claytonnewmexico.org/