El Centinela (Baja California)

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Mount Signal
Mount Signal o El Centinela as seen from Santa Rosa de las Lajas or Yuha well.jpg
Mount Signal or El Centinela as seen from Santa Rosa de las Lajas or Yuha well in the south of Imperial County. The shape of this Mountain is that of the image of the summit depicted in the official Imperial County seal.
Highest point
Elevation781 m (2,562 ft)
Coordinates32°37′16″N 115°42′35″W / 32.62111°N 115.70972°W / 32.62111; -115.70972Coordinates: 32°37′16″N 115°42′35″W / 32.62111°N 115.70972°W / 32.62111; -115.70972
Mount Signal is located in Mexico
Mount Signal
Mount Signal
Location in Mexico
LocationMexicali Municipality
Parent rangeCocopah mountains (sierra cucapá)

Mount Signal is a mountain 20 km (12 mi) west of Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico, on Mexican Federal Highway 2. The peak is also known as "Weeishpa" by the native community Kumiai or "Cerro del Centinela" or simply: El Centinela (the sentinel) by the Mexicans. The northern slope of the mountain begins at the border between Mexico and the United States, the south side is bordered by Federal Highway 2. It has an elevation of about 781 meter and is the northernmost peak of the Cocopah mountain range or sierra cucapá.

Mount Signal was used by both native and pioneer explorers of the region, to guide them through the desert. The mountain is on the shield of the town of Mexicali and on the shield of Imperial County, California but each from their own perspective. The song Puro Cachanilla also mentions this mountain.


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