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Haystack Mountain
Highest point
Elevation 7,833 ft (2,387 m)
Prominence 900 feet (270 m)
Geography
Location McKinley County, New Mexico, U.S.
Parent range Zuni Mountains, part of the Colorado Plateau
Topo map USGS Bluewater, NM
Climbing
Easiest route Drive

Haystack Mountain is a mesa approximately 4 miles east of Prewitt, New Mexico in McKinley County, New Mexico, United States.

Geography

Haystack Mountain is a lone peak in the Zuni Mountains range in the Southeast part of the Colorado Plateau and is clearly visible from nearby Interstate 40. There is a Vertical Angle Bench March from the U.S. National Geodetic Survey which marks the top of the mesa at 7,833 feet (2,387 m).

History

From 1950 to 1980, this area was one of the highest Uranium producing regions in the country.

The Haystack Archaeological District is a protected area on the side of the mesa which is on the National Register of Historic Places as an Anasazi dwelling from 500–1500 AD.

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