Whitewater Baldy is the highest mountain in southwestern New Mexico. It’s located in the Gila National Forest and the Gila Wilderness Area. The heavily forested Whitewater Baldy is not bald – it’s covered with trees. Despite its high elevation, Whitewater Baldy is not very impressive. It’s really just a rounded hump that happens to be higher than everything else around it. Because of the extensive tree cover in this area, the winter snows often don’t completely melt until July. Whitewater Baldy is located in the Mogollon Mountains. The new field of Prominence has made Whitewater Blady an important mountain. With a prominence of 3,535′, it’s big enough to make an impressive appearance on the New Mexico Prominence Map.