Elevation

9,453 ft / 2,881 m

#53 in Arizona

#6,712 in United States

Prominence

4,578 ft / 1,395 m

#8 in Arizona

#115 in United States

Summits

31 summits

#12 in Arizona

#795 in United States

Top climbing months

May   24%

October   12%

December   12%

Most climbed route

Old Baldy Trail

10.3 mi • 4,249 ft gain

Highlights

  • Mount Wrightson is the highest peak in Tucson, Arizona area.
  • Lies in the Santa Rita Mountains.
  • Known for the spectacular view from its barren peak, nearly 7,000 feet above Tucson some 30 miles north.
  • Mt. Wrightson's distinctive pyramid-shaped profile is visible from much of southeastern Arizona and adjoining areas in Mexico.
  • The shortest route is the Old Baldy Trail, a steady climb of nearly 4000 feet over 9 miles round-trip to the exposed summit.
  • The Super Trail, also from the Madera Canyon trailhead, is not as steep but is far longer.
20 summits • 10.3 mi • 4,249 ft gain • 8 hr 0 min
1 summit • 7.6 mi • 3,878 ft gain • 3 hr 2 min

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