Sunset Mountain, California

Prominence: 1057 ft, 323 m

Elevation: 3657 feet, 1115 meters

True Isolation: 3.09 mi, 4.98 km
Elevation Info:NAVD88 Elevation: 3659 ft / 1116 m
Local or Alternate Name(s)Alternate: Sunset Peak
Benchmark: Yak Benchmark
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)33° 6' 9'' N, 116° 16' 39'' W
33.102427, -116.27753 (Dec Deg)
567413 E 3662874 N, Zone 11 (UTM)
CountryUnited States
County/Second Level RegionSan Diego

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Lists that contain Sunset Mountain:
     San Diego 100 Peaks List (Rank #57)
     Desert Summits Book-Peak List (Rank #303)

Selected Guidebook(s) for this Peak:
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Ascent Info

Total successful ascents logged by registered users: 107
     Show all viewable ascents/attempts (Total: 103)

Selected Trip Reports from this site:
     2011-04-19 by Bob Burd
     2013-01-12 by Bill Hebert
     2014-02-23 by Michael Sullivan (GPS Track)
     2014-06-01 by Phillip Katzmann
     2015-02-21 by Uwe Luettringhaus (GPS Track)
     2015-03-04 by Greg Gerlach (GPS Track)
     2016-03-11 by Bruce Craig
     2017-01-15 by Patrick ONeill (GPS Track)
     2017-01-15 by Greg Gerlach (GPS Track)
     2017-03-04 by Adam Walker
     2017-11-20 by Erik Korporaal (GPS Track)
     2018-04-13 by Keith Winston (GPS Track)
     2020-01-20 by Chris Griffith (GPS Track)
     2020-01-25 by Ginger Partyka (GPS Track)
     2020-11-06 by Jim Wick (GPS Track)
     2020-11-24 by Dale Hill (GPS Track)

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Sunset Mountain from the Pinyon Wash jeep trail, which is west of the summit. (2017-01-15). Photo by Greg Gerlach.
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ProminenceKey Col Page  (Detailed prominence information)
  Clean Prominence: 1057 ft/323 m
  Optimistic Prominence: 1097 ft/335 m
  Key Col: 2600 ft/792 m
IsolationIsolation Page  (Detailed isolation information)
   Distance: 3.09 mi/4.98 km
   Isolation Limit Point: 33.0658, -116.3083
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    Nolina Peak  (SSW)
RangesContinent: North America
Range2: Pacific Ranges
Range3: Central and Southern California Ranges
Range4: Peninsular Southern California Ranges
Range5: San Diego Area Ranges
Drainage BasinsSalton Sea
Internal Drainage-N.A.
Worldwide Internal Drainage
OwnershipLand: Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
Topo MapWhale Peak O33116a3 1:24,000
Data Source1:25,000 (or larger) Topographic Survey Map
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Other Photos

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GPS route up the west face (2017-11-20). Photo by Erik Korporaal.
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