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Mount Wrightson - Things to Know Before Visiting

Mt Wrightson, Arizona 85624, USA

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About Mount Wrightson

Mount Wrightson is the tallest peak in the vicinity of Tucson Arizona. It is located in Madera Canyon, part of the Santa Rita mountains and the Coronado National Forest, and it's a popular excursion approximately 30-minutes south of Tucson. It is a popular destination for many a desert dweller and offers a variety of hiking trails and recreation areas.


Attractions Near Mount Wrightson

Baldy Saddle
Baldy Saddle0.48km from Mount Wrightson

A beautiful mountain area which offers beautoful trekking area and also there are so many things to explore around. You can spend a day and more here exploring the rocky and the wild area.

Mount Wrightson Wilderness
Mount Wrightson Wilderness0.98km from Mount Wrightson

Mount Wrightson is visible from great distances at a magnificent 7,000 feet from the desert floor, 9,452-foot. It has rough hillsides, deep canyons, and lofty ridges and peaks surrounded on all sides by semiarid hills and sloping grasslands.Much of this wilderness was affected by a wildfire during the summer of 2005. Trail and spring conditions have changed and current information should be obtained from the local Forest Service office prior to hiking or camping in this area.

Madera Waterfalls
Madera Waterfalls1.18km from Mount Wrightson

Madeira waterfalls are some of the most magnificent and jaw-dropping waterfalls in the Atlantic Ocean. Their height, which is usually over 100 meters makes them one of the most gigantic waterfalls around.

Josephine Saddle
Josephine Saddle1.21km from Mount Wrightson

Josephine Saddle is a great stopping place for a hike going up Colby Canyon or to take a break for a longer hike. There are great views from the saddle, a pretty nice flat area. Also at the saddle area is the top of a water tank which provides a nice place to sit and dangle one’s legs while taking in the view.

Mount Hopkins
Mount Hopkins3.62km from Mount Wrightson

Mount Hopkins is a 2600-meter tall mountain in the Santa Rita Mountains of southern Arizona. It is in the Coronado National Forest and is bounded on three sides by the Mount Wrightson Wilderness.

Madera Canyon
Madera Canyon4.43km from Mount Wrightson

Madera Canyon is a canyon in the northwestern face of the Santa Rita Mountains, twenty-five miles southeast of Tucson, Arizona. As part of the Coronado National Forest, Madera Canyon has campsites, picnic areas, and miles of hiking trails. The canyon is also used as a resting place for migrating birds, and it is thus known as a premier birdwatching area. Madera Canyon was originally named White House Canyon, after a prominent white adobe house was built there in the late 19th century.

Where is Mount Wrightson

Discover More Attractions in Santa Cruz County, Where Mount Wrightson Is Located

Santa Cruz County
Santa Cruz County
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Santa Cruz is a county in southern Arizona, United States. Santa Cruz County of Southern Arizona is a big mountain range by Sky Island standards, but there is relatively little convenient access. If you love nature, Santa Cruz makes an excellent launching pad. Board a boat tour from the wharf for whale-watching—grays, blues, or humpbacks, depending on the time of year—or take a winding drive in the Santa Cruz Mountains to see the ancient trees at Big Basin Redwoods State Park.

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