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For Canjilon Hill, see San Felipe volcanic field#Notable Vents.
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Canjilón Mountain
Canjilón Mountain is located in New Mexico
Canjilón Mountain
Canjilón Mountain
Location in New Mexico
Highest point
Elevation 10,922 ft (3,329 m) NAVD 88
Prominence 1,034 ft (315 m)
Location Rio Arriba County, New Mexico, U.S.
Parent range Tusas Mountains
Topo map USGS Canjilon Mountain

Canjilón Mountain is a 10,922 feet (3,329 m). mountain approximately six miles northeast of the village of Canjilón, in the Carson National Forest.

The word cajilon is the term for "deer antler" in Northern New Mexican Spanish. The mountain was so named because of its resemblance to an antler. The mountain gave its name to the nearby creek (Canjilon Creek), to the nearby lakes (Canjilon lakes), and to the village of Canjilon.

Canjilón Mountain was the site of a 3.7 magnitude earthquake on June 4, 2008.

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