Tortilla Mountains Photography Gallery

Gila River and Riparian Trees
Saguaros Lining Desert Mountains
Blooming Prickly Pear Cactus
Cactus Forest on Mountainside
Trio of Tall Saguaro Cactus
Arizona Trail in Desert Mountains
Arizona Trail in Desert Mountains
Saguaro Cactus and Desert Mountains
Saguaro Cactus and Desert Mountains
Clouds Above Desert Mountains
Arizona Trail on The Big Hill
Arizona Trail on The Big Hill
Ocotillo over Desert
Teddy Bear Cholla Cactus
Desert Mountains Below Passing Clouds
Arizona Trail Ascending Big Hill
Desert Hills Below the Big Hill
Sprawling Desert Below the Big Hill
Saguaro Above Arizona Trail
Wildflowers and Ocotillo Along Trail
Hiking Trail on Rocky Terrain
Hiking Trail on The Big Hill
Hiking Trail on The Big Hill
Desert Mountain Landscape
Saguaro Cactus on The Big Hill
Sonoran Desert and Desert Mountains
The Big Hill
Sandy Wash Below Mountains
Desert Canyons and Wash
Lush Wash in Rocky Canyon
The Big Hill Above Desert Flora
Ridge Above Desert Wash
Prickly Pear Cactus Above Rocky Wash
Ripsey Wash Area
Ripsey Wash Area
Ripsey Wash Area
Wash Winding Below Hills
Saguaro Cactus
Wash Below Mountains
Yucca Above Dry Desert Wash
Dry Desert Wash Near Ripsey Wash
Saguaros Above Wash
Mesquite Tree in Desert Wash
Mesquite Tree in Wash
Desert Hills and Mountains
Clouds and Cactus
Endless Mountains Above Desert
Clouds and Cactus

Tortilla Mountains Information

The Tortilla Mountains are one of the most remote sections of the Arizona Trail. Very few people venture into the rugged Sonoran Desert wilderness, something mining companies hope to exploit. In the beautiful and relaxing area of Ripsey Wash, a controversial mine tailings deposit is proposed to go in, forever altering and damaging the landscape for a temporary short-term interest. Controversy aside, the area also boasts dramatic, but relatively small mountains such as "The Big Hill." From on top of the hill, sweeping views of more rugged and larger mountains can be seen to the north. To the north, the landscape flattens out beyond Ripsey Wash.

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