South Mountain, Arizona

Prominence: 2020 ft, 616 m

Elevation: 4160+ feet, 1268+ meters

True Isolation: 17.03 mi, 27.4 km
Elevation Info:Elevation range: 4160 - 4180 ft
    (20-foot closed contour)
NAVD88 Elevation: 4162 ft / 1269 m
    (Range 4162 - 4182 ft)
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)32° 0' 1'' N, 112° 8' 49'' W
32.00036, -112.146975 (Dec Deg)
391659 E 3541050 N, Zone 12 (UTM)
CountryUnited States
County/Second Level RegionPima

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     Arizona Peaks with 2000 feet of Prominence (Rank #70)
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Ascent Info

Total ascents/attempts logged by registered users: 64
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Selected Trip Reports:
     2001-02-21 by Richard Carey
     2015-04-12 by Scott Surgent
     2016-01-16 by Josef Nuernberger
     2017-02-11 by Paul McClellan (GPS Track)
     2019-02-16 by Eric Kassan (GPS Track)
     2019-02-16 by Paul McClellan (GPS Track)
     2019-02-18 by Greg Gerlach
     2019-02-18 by Dean Gaudet (GPS Track)
     2019-12-15 by Adam Walker (GPS Track)
     2021-04-24 by Nathan Ponder (Unsuccessful)
     2022-01-16 by Craig Barlow

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South Mountain on the Tohono O'odham Indian Reservation, southern Arizona. This view is from the abandoned village of Vainom Kug. The day was overcast and drizzly (2015-04-12). Photo by Scott Surgent.
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ProminenceKey Col Page  (Detailed prominence information)
  Clean Prominence: 2020 ft/616 m
  Optimistic Prominence: 2060 ft/628 m
  Key Col: 2140 ft/652 m
IsolationIsolation Page  (Detailed isolation information)
   Distance: 17.03 mi/27.4 km
   Isolation Limit Point: 32.0158, -111.8575
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    Como Benchmark  (E)
RangesContinent: North America
Range2: Intermountain West
Range3: Southwest Basins and Ranges
Range4: North Sonoran Desert Ranges
Range5: Maricopa Area
Drainage BasinsGulf of California
Pacific-Central America/Mexico
Pacific Ocean
OwnershipLand: Tohono O’odham Nation
Topo MapBen Nevis Mountain O32112a2 1:24,000
Data Source1:25,000 (or larger) Topographic Survey Map
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Other Photos

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Several roads sported a version of this hand-painted sign; others had a small, manufactured metal sign. None allowed access (2021-04-24). Photo by Nathan Ponder.
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