Point of the Pintas

Tacna, Arizona

0 out of 5 stars0 out of 5 stars0 out of 5 stars0 out of 5 stars0 out of 5 stars
0 Reviews
0 out of 5
An off-trail loop hike around the northern tail of the Sierra Pinta. This is a hike of the open desert, offering vistas of distant ranges across vast, arid basins. Point of the Pintas is the last major outcrop of granite at the northern tail of the Sierra Pinta. To begin the trek, hike southeast along the base of Point of the Pintas. After 1.6 miles of easy travel across creosote flats, you will reach a low gap in the granite. Pass through and continue southeast across the open desert at the base of the range. The distant peaks of the Mohawk and Bryan mountains now range across the eastern horizon.

Point of the Pintas Professional Review and Guide

"An off-trail loop hike around the northern tail of the Sierra Pinta. This is a hike of the open desert, offering vistas of distant ranges across vast, arid basins. Point of the Pintas is the last major outcrop of granite at the northern tail of the Sierra Pinta.

To begin the trek, hike southeast along the base of Point of the Pintas. After 1.6 miles of easy travel across creosote flats, you will reach a low gap in the granite. Pass through and continue southeast across the open desert at the base of the range. The distant peaks of the Mohawk and Bryan mountains now range across the eastern horizon."

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Tacna
Distance: 9.1
Elevation Gain: 275 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: Day hike
Season: Best October to April
Trailhead Elevation: 900 feet
Top Elevation: 980 feet
Local Contacts: Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge
Local Maps: USGS Point of the Pintas, North of Isla Pinta
Driving Directions: Directions to Point of the Pintas

Recent Trail Reviews

There are no reviews for this trail.

Trail Photos

Activity Feed

May 2018