Tucumcari Mountain, once referred to asTucumcari PeakorMesa Tucumcari, is amesasituated just outsideTucumcari, New Mexico.

Where the mountain got its name is uncertain. It may have come from the Comanche word “tukamukaru”, which means to lie in wait for someone or something to approach. A 1777 burial record mentions a Comanche woman and her child captured in a battle at Cuchuncari, which is believed to be an early version of the name Tucumcari.