Orocopia Mountains High Point

Orocopia Mountains Wilderness, CA


Distance5.3 mi
Elevation gain1,700 ft
Route typeOut & back
Duration2 h
CruxClass 1

Peaks bagged

Orocopia Mountains High Point(DPS, Zdon, CaWHP)3,815 ft / Prom. 2,095 ft

DPS — Desert Peaks SectionZdon — Andy Zdon's Desert SummitsCaWHP — California Wilderness High Points


Entering Orocopia Mountains Wilderness.
Hiking along an old road.
View into an arroyo. Orocopia Mountains Hight Point is the bump in the center, barely peeking into frame.
Leaving the road for a faint use-trail that leads up the northern foothills.
Ocotillo are the only plant of interest in this rather barren region.
The trail cuts across the slope on the right.
Looking back.
A short dip to a saddle. The trail can be seen on the opposing slope.
Wrapping around a prominence, the north face of Orocopia Mountains High Point comes into view.
Starting up the northeast ridge, the steepest section of the hike.
About half way up, looking back.
Final push to the summit.
Rock cairn at the summit of Orocopia Mountains High Point. View south.
Closeup of the Salton Sea.
View north.

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