- Chiricahua Peak
Chiricahua Peak Elevation 9,759 ft (2,975 m) Prominence 5,139 ft (1,566 m) Location Location Cochise County, Arizona, USA Range Chiricahua Mountains Coordinates Coordinates: Topo map USGS Chiricahua Peak (AZ) Geology Type Volcanic Age of rock 27 Ma
Chiricahua Peak is the name of a 9,759 feet (2,975 m) peak located in southeastern Arizona, located just north of the United States–Mexico border. It is the highest summit in the Chiricahua Mountains and the highest point in Cochise County.
The peak contains one of the southernmost Engelmann spruce stands in the world. There are also extensive stands of aspen on the northslope. Much of the peak was severely burned in recent times, which creates vast open views across the landscape. This includes views across the Basin and Range to Mount Lemmon, Mount Graham, and Mount Wrightson. In addition Willcox Playa is visible in the basin below.
The summit is heavily forested primarily with pines.
- ^ "Chiricahua National Monument". National Park Service. http://www2.nature.nps.gov/geology/parks/chir/index.cfm.
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