Highest Point in: Santa Maria Mountains
Elevation: 9,453 ft (2,881 m)
Mount Wrightson is the highest point in the area around Tucson, Arizona, United States at an elevation of 9,453 feet (2,881 m.). Mount Wrightson is located in the Santa Rita Mountains 40 miles (64 km) southeast of Tucson in the Coronado National Forest. It was named for William Wrightson, who was a miner and entrepreneur in the region. He was killed in the 1860s by Apaches during the Battle of Fort Buchanan.
The mountain is known for the spectacular view from its barren peak, nearly 7,000 feet above Tucson some 30 miles north. Mt. Wrightson’s distinctive pyramid-shaped profile is visible from much of southeastern Arizona and adjoining areas in Mexico.