Rincon Mountains Are One of 5 Tucson Mountain Ranges
The Rincon Mountains are a major mountain range southeast of Tucson Arizona. The Rincon mountains are one of the 5 mountain ranges in the Tucson area. The others include the Santa Catalina Mountains, the Santa Rita Mountains, the Tucson Mountains, and the Tortolita Mountains.
Rincón is Spanish for “corner”. It describes the primary shape of the mountain range. The highest point in the mountain range is Mica Mountain. This peak is 8,664 feet high and the high-point of the range. Rincon Peak is the southern most peak. It is at 8,482 feet. Tanque Verde Peak establishes the western point of the corner.
Redington Pass divides the Rincon Mountains from the Santa Catalina Mountains. The Rincon Mountains are less rugged than either the Santa Catalina Mountains or the Santa Rita Mountains. The Rincon Mountains are part of the Madrean sky island mountain ranges. These ranges run from southeast Arizona to southwest New Mexico and northern Sonora Mexico.
Inside the “corner” is the Rincon Valley. This land was former ranch land. Much of this land is used to build tract housing.
East of the Rincons Mountains are the Little Rincon Mountains. Sitting between these two ranges is Happy Valley. Happy Valley is a popular place for camping, hunting, and hiking.
South of the Rincon mountains range is the Cienega Creek and interstate highway 10.
Almost all Rincon Mountains are within Saguaro National Park or the Coronado National Forest.
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