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Baja California

Range TypePeninsula
Highest PointPicacho del Diablo (3095 m/10,154 ft)
CountriesMexico
States/ProvincesBaja California Sur (50%), Baja California (49%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area143,926 sq km / 55,570 sq mi
Area may include lowland areas
Extent1,093 km / 679 mi North-South
891 km / 553 mi East-West
Center Lat/Long27° 47' N; 113° 16' W
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Map of Baja California
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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 Baja California.
Pacific RangesLevel 2 (Parent)
         Northwest Coast IslandsLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Coast MountainsLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Northwest U.S. Coast RangesLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Central and Southern California RangesLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Baja CaliforniaLevel 3
                 Northern Baja CaliforniaLevel 4 (Child)
                 Southern Baja CaliforniaLevel 4 (Child)
         Cascade RangeLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Sierra NevadaLevel 3 (Sibling)



Major Peaks of the Baja California

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NamemftRange4
1.Picacho del Diablo309510,154Northern Baja California
2.Cerro Botella Azul2940+9646+Northern Baja California
3.Scout Peak2840+9318+Northern Baja California
4.Tres Palomas2780+9121+Northern Baja California
5.Sierra La Laguna High Point2080+6824+Southern Baja California
6.Picacho la Laguna1980+6496+Southern Baja California
7.Sierra Juarez High Point1980+6496+Northern Baja California
8.Volcán Las Tres Vírgenes19516401Northern Baja California
9.Cerro San Antonio1940+6365+Southern Baja California
10.Cerro Santa Isabel1900+6234+Northern Baja California
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 NamemftRange4
1.Picacho del Diablo309510,154Northern Baja California
2.Sierra La Laguna High Point2080+6824+Southern Baja California



Photos of Peaks in the Baja California

Picacho del Diablo
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The west side of Picacho del Diablo as seen from Scout Peak (2014-05-03). Photo by Craig Barlow.
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Sierra La Laguna High Point
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View looking west from the tower with the pacific ocean visible (2019-12-29). Photo by Chris Strode.
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Volcán Las Tres Vírgenes
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Looking at the west side of Tres Virgenes showing the route up and down (2009-02-09). Photo by Richard Carey.
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Pico Risco
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Pico Risco from Guadalupe Canyon (2015-02-22). Photo by Mark McCormick.
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Whip Benchmark
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summit viewed from the 4x4 access road (2022-05-08). Photo by Travis Curry.
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Nopal Benchmark
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If you climb up the canyon from the trailhead, you will eventually come to a road that leads to the radio towers and the cluster of rocks that mark the Nopal Benchmark. Be advsised that the alleged benchmark is on the south side of the summit block (2022-02-10). Photo by Jeffrey Swain.
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Tahe Benchmark
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Tahe viewed from the west, coming down from Blue Angels Peak (2022-05-08). Photo by Travis Curry.
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Jacumba Wilderness High Point
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A rope ladder plus a couple companions are helpful to reach the top of the boulder of Peak 4038ft. Photo by Mark Adrian (2019-03-18). Photo by Richard Carey.
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Quirk Benchmark
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looking up at summit from the 4x4 road (2022-05-08). Photo by Travis Curry.
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Gold Benchmark
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Gold Benchmark, boulders are very large (2022-05-08). Photo by Travis Curry.
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