Piñaleno Area

Range TypeBogus mountain grouping for this site
Highest PointMount Wrightson (9453 ft/2881 m)
CountriesUnited States (122%), Mexico (78%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
States/ProvincesArizona (61%), Sonora (39%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area2,242 sq mi / 5,807 sq km
Area may include lowland areas
Extent105 mi / 169 km North-South
50 mi / 80 km East-West
Center Lat/Long31° 33' N; 110° 51' W
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Map of Piñaleno Area
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Note: Range borders shown on map are an approximation and are not authoritative.
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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 Piñaleno Area.
Southeast Arizona RangesLevel 4 (Parent)
         Northeast Tucson AreaLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Huachuca AreaLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Piñaleno AreaLevel 5
                 Santa Rita MountainsLevel 6 (Child)
                 Empire MountainsLevel 6 (Child)
                 San Cayetano MountainsLevel 6 (Child)
                 Patagonia Mountains-Sierra San AntonioLevel 6 (Child)
                 Sierra el PinitoLevel 6 (Child)
                 Sierra el ChivatoLevel 6 (Child)
         Bisbee-Tombstone AreaLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Dragoon-Mule MountainsLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Chiricahua AreaLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Peloncillo MountainsLevel 5 (Sibling)

Major Peaks of the Piñaleno Area

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NameftmRange6
1.Mount Wrightson94532881Santa Rita Mountains
2.Mount Ian91462788Santa Rita Mountains
3.Peak 885388532698Santa Rita Mountains
4.Mount Hopkins85502606Santa Rita Mountains
5.Josephine Peak84782584Santa Rita Mountains
6.McCleary Peak83572547Santa Rita Mountains
7.Florida Peak8160+2487+Santa Rita Mountains
8.Pete Mountain76612335Santa Rita Mountains
9.Jack Mountain7440+2268+Santa Rita Mountains
10.Cerro Los Negros7283+2220+Sierra el Pinito
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 NameftmRange6
1.Mount Wrightson94532881Santa Rita Mountains
2.Cerro Los Negros7283+2220+Sierra el Pinito
3.Mount Washington72212201Patagonia Mountains-Sierra San Antonio
4.Sierra el Chivato7152+2180+Sierra el Chivato
5.San Cayetano Peak60041830San Cayetano Mountains
6.Empire Mountains High Point55881703Empire Mountains

Photos of Peaks in the Piñaleno Area

Mount Wrightson
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Mount Wrightson has a very pleasing and classic profile in this view from nearby Mount Ian (2013-12-06).
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Tucson High Point
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A makeshift cairn in desert scrub at the highest point in the city of Tucson. Photo by Andy Martin.
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