Tumacacori Highlands

Tumacacori Highlands, Atascosa Mountains

The Tumacacori Highlands are an extended area of high country and rolling hills. Two primary named mountains make up most of the highlands - the Atascosa Mountains and the Pajarito Mountains. This area connects to another oak woodland zone in Sonora compoed of the Sierra CĂ­buta, Sierra Guacomea, Sierra Las Avispas, and Sierra Esmeralda.

Oak savannah and oak woodland with a heavy Madrean influence dominate almost all of the Tumacacori Highlands. Several species are uncommon or don't exist elsewhere in Arizona including the well-known chiltepin (Capsicum annuum var. glabriusculum).

Highest Point: 
1,957 meters
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