Picacho Peak, California

Prominence: 1097 ft, 334 m

Elevation: 1920+ feet, 585+ meters

True Isolation: 8.82 mi, 14.2 km
Elevation Info:Elevation range: 1920 - 1940 ft
    (20-foot closed contour)
NAVD88 Elevation: 1922 ft / 586 m
    (Range 1922 - 1942 ft)
Local or Alternate Name(s)Nickname/Informal: Little Picacho
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)32° 58' 17'' N, 114° 39' 51'' W
32.971422, -114.664189 (Dec Deg)
718297 E 3650541 N, Zone 11 (UTM)
CountryUnited States
County/Second Level RegionImperial

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Lists that contain Picacho Peak:
     Sierra Club Desert Peaks Section (Rank #95)
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Ascent Info

Total ascents/attempts logged by registered users: 172
     Show all viewable ascents/attempts (Total: 158)

Selected Trip Reports:
     1983-04 by Asher Waxman
     2008-02-24 by Bob Burd
     2010-03-28 by Asher Waxman
     2011-12-13 by James Barlow
     2012-12-02 by James Barlow
     2012-12-02 by Matthew Hengst
     2012-12-02 by Mat Kelliher
     2013-02-16 by Harlan Stockman
     2015-02-02 by Harlan Stockman
     2015-02-15 by Harlan Stockman
     2015-12-23 by Sandy Lara
     2016-01-24 by James Morehouse (GPS Track)
     2016-01-24 by Greg Gerlach
     2016-02-26 by Sandy Lara
     2017-01-07 by Christopher Czaplicki
     2017-12-09 by Bob Burd
     2017-12-09 by Karl Fieberling (Unsuccessful)
     2017-12-26 by James Morehouse (GPS Track)
     2018-01-16 by Adam Walker
     2018-01-20 by Matthew Hengst (GPS Track)
     2018-01-28 by Garrett McLean (GPS Track)
     2020-01-22 by Stav Basis (Unsuccessful)
     2020-02-22 by Tyler Shumway (Unsuccessful)
     2020-04-18 by Jose Montellano
     2020-04-18 by Stav Basis
     2020-11-30 by Josef Nuernberger
     2021-02-06 by Evan L
     2021-12-26 by Steven Song (GPS Track)
     2023-03-05 by TJ Kodras (GPS Track)

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Note that the USGS Topographic map does not show the contours in the summit area accurately. The summit is at the red circle shown on the map here, not the area to the north with a small 1920' contour.
Click on photo for original larger-size version.
Little Picacho looking so good (2018-01-28). Photo by Garrett McLean.
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ProminenceKey Col Page  (Detailed prominence information)
  Clean Prominence: 1097 ft/334 m
  Optimistic Prominence: 1117 ft/340 m
  Key Col: 823 ft/251 m
IsolationIsolation Page  (Detailed isolation information)
   Distance: 8.82 mi/14.2 km
   Isolation Limit Point: 32.9008, -114.7908
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    Peak 2100  (WSW)
RangesContinent: North America
Range2: Pacific Ranges
Range3: Central and Southern California Ranges
Range4: Peninsular Southern California Ranges
Range5: Chocolate Mountains
Drainage BasinsColorado
Gulf of California
Pacific-Central America/Mexico
Pacific Ocean
Topo MapPicacho Peak O32114h6 1:24,000
Data Source1:25,000 (or larger) Topographic Survey Map
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