Cabeza Prieta Area

Range TypeBogus mountain grouping for this site
Highest PointCerro del Pinacate (1200+ m/3937+ ft)
CountriesMexico (63%), United States (37%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
States/ProvincesSonora (63%), Arizona (37%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area20,078 sq km / 7,752 sq mi
Area may include lowland areas
Extent168 km / 104 mi North-South
187 km / 116 mi East-West
Center Lat/Long32° 1' N; 114° 3' W
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Map of Cabeza Prieta Area
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Other Ranges: To go to pages for other ranges either click on the map above, or on range names in the hierarchy snapshot below, which show the parent, siblings, and children of the Cabeza Prieta Area.
North Sonoran Desert RangesLevel 4 (Parent)
         Kofa AreaLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Harquahala AreaLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Cabeza Prieta AreaLevel 5
                 Gila MountainsLevel 6 (Child)
                 Sierra Tinajas AltasLevel 6 (Child)
                 Copper MountainsLevel 6 (Child)
                 Cabeza Prieta MountainsLevel 6 (Child)
                 Tule MountainsLevel 6 (Child)
                 Mohawk MountainsLevel 6 (Child)
                 Sierra PintaLevel 6 (Child)
                 Granite MountainsLevel 6 (Child)
                 Agua Dulce MountainsLevel 6 (Child)
         Organ Pipe AreaLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Maricopa AreaLevel 5 (Sibling)
         South Phoenix AreaLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Baboquivari AreaLevel 5 (Sibling)
         La Lesna AreaLevel 5 (Sibling)
         San Luis AreaLevel 5 (Sibling)
         West Tucson-Nogales AreaLevel 5 (Sibling)

Major Peaks of the Cabeza Prieta Area

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NamemftRange6
1.Cerro del Pinacate1200+3937+ 
2.Sheep Mountain9623156 
3.Peak 30129183012 
4.Pinta Benchmark8992950 
5.Copper Mountains High Point8802888 
6.Quitovaguita Benchmark8692850 
7.Cabeza Benchmark8632830 
8.Coyote Peak8562808 
9.Mohawk Peak8462775 
10.Tinajas Altas8422764 
Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.
Child Range High Points
RankPeak NamemftRange6
1.Pinta Benchmark8992950Sierra Pinta
2.Copper Mountains High Point8802888Copper Mountains
3.Quitovaguita Benchmark8692850Agua Dulce Mountains
4.Cabeza Benchmark8632830Cabeza Prieta Mountains
5.Mohawk Peak8462775Mohawk Mountains
6.Granite Benchmark7592490Granite Mountains
7.Sierra Tinajas Altas High Point720+2362+Sierra Tinajas Altas
8.Tule Benchmark7032307Tule Mountains

Photos of Peaks in the Cabeza Prieta Area

Cerro del Pinacate
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Pinacate from the east (1969-03-05). Photo by John Vitz.
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Pinta Benchmark
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The desolate Pinta Range, looking like the background of a Salvador Dali painting (2013-02-09). Photo by Ken Jones.
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Lighthouse Peak
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Peak 2068 ft., "Lighthouse Peak" east side with route (2014-11-27). Photo by Richard Carey.
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Some Benchmark
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Sign and marker near high point (2018-03-26). Photo by Andy Martin.
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