Dos Cabezas Mountains

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Dos Cabezas Mountains
Dos Cabezas Mountains1.jpg
Highest point
Peak Dos Cabezas Peaks
Elevation 8,354 ft (2,546 m)
Dimensions
Length 15 mi (24 km) NW x SE
Width 6 mi (9.7 km)
Geography
Country United States
State Arizona
Region (northeast)-Sonoran Desert
Range coordinates 32°13′N 109°35′W / 32.21°N 109.58°W / 32.21; -109.58Coordinates: 32°13′N 109°35′W / 32.21°N 109.58°W / 32.21; -109.58
Borders on Chiricahua Mountains-SE
San Simon Valley-NE
Sulphur Springs Valley-W & SW
A gold-quartz specimen from the Dos Cabezas Mountains

The Dos Cabezas Mountains are a mountain range in southeasternmost Arizona, USA. The 11,700 acres (4,700 ha) Dos Cabezas Mountains Wilderness lies 20 miles (32 km) east of Willcox, Arizona and 7 miles (11 km) south of Bowie, Arizona in Cochise County. The mountain range's name means Two Heads in Spanish, for the twin granite peaks, Dos Cabezas Peaks,[1] that sit atop the range.

The wilderness consists of the rugged slopes of the Dos Cabezas Mountains, with elevations ranging from 4,080 to 7,500 feet (1,200 to 2,300 m). There is a diverse terrain of steep mountain slopes, granite outcroppings and vegetated canyon floors. The higher mountains and ridges offer long distance views of Sulphur Springs and San Simon Valleys and numerous mountain ranges.

Several developed and natural springs in the wilderness provide water for the abundant wildlife. White-tailed and mule deer, mountain lions, golden eagles, bald eagles and many other animals inhabit the Dos Cabezas Mountains. The collared lizard may be found in the upper portions of Buckeye Canyon. The peregrine falcon, a state and federally listed endangered species, migrates through the area. The majority of the wilderness contains mountain shrub, desert shrub and riparian vegetation.

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