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UN 3380
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UN 3380

 
UN 3380

Page Type: Mountain/Rock

Location: Arizona, United States, North America

Lat/Lon: 32.20040°N / 111.0749°W

Object Title: UN 3380

County: Pima

Activities: Hiking

Season: Spring, Fall, Winter

Elevation: 3380 ft / 1030 m

 

Page By: Sarah Simon

Created/Edited: Mar 6, 2010 / Jan 12, 2011

Object ID: 602225

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Overview

 
Summit of UN 3380
Summit of UN 3380

There is something about a mountain with no name that draws some of us to it. Typically the obscurity of a no-name peak keeps visitors at bay, and the resulting solitude brings peace, calming loneliness and quiet. Surprisingly, UN 3380 has no name, but it has not only one but two trails reaching its summit! While these trails are unmarked and appear on no map I have looked at, the summit register (an old ammo box) was brimming with signatures of visitors from all over the United States and some from around the globe.

Hiking to the summit of UN 3380 carries the visitors through a bold statement in Sonoran Desert beauty. The desert flora astounds. A hawk soars on overhead thermals. The sun blazes through a clear azure sky. Yet all this desert peace and beauty are within sight of the Tucson metro area!

Come enjoy this summit, but relish in the journey to the apex of this un-named mountain. Take in the crisp desert air, the warm sun on your skin, the Cholla bristling against reddened rock, the Saguaro reaching for the blue sky.

AZ Rank: 4,717th highest peak in Arizona
Prominence: 470 feet
USGS Quad: Cat Mountain
Trails Illustrated Map: #237 Saguaro National Park

Getting There

 
UN 3380_Getting There Map
Summit of UN 3380



UN 3380 sits within the boundaries of Tucson Mountain Park, which resides 13 miles to the west of Tucson, Arizona in Pima County. The park can be reached via Gates Pass Road or by taking Ajo Road to Kinney Way.

Red Tape

 
UN 3380 from the southeast
UN 3380 from the southeast
 
UN 3380 from the false summit to the SE
UN 3380 from the false summit to the southeast



There is no entry fee for Tucson Mountain Park. The park is open daily 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM. Click here for full rules governing use of Pima County Parks.
Natural Sonoran Rock Garden
Natural Sonoran Rock Garden

Camping & Lodging

 
Gates Mountain
Gates Mountain from upper reaches of the trail
 
Gates Mountain
Gates Mountain from UN 3380


The only nearby campground is the 130-site Gilbert Ray Campground, located in Tucson Mountain Park.

The proximity of UN 3380 to the Tucson Metro area means lodging options are virtually unlimited. Visit the Trip Advisor site covering Tucson, AZ, for more information about area accommodations.

Weather & Seasons

 
Final stroll to summit
Final stroll to summit
 
Summit ammo can
Summit ammo can

As with most lower elevation hikes in the Tucson area, hiking UN 3380 would be most comfortable in the fall, winter or spring. March and April are primo wildflower viewing months.

Summer temperatures in this part of the Sonoran desert can be worse than uncomfortable; they can be downright dangerous! According to the United States National Weather Service, the record high temperature for Tucson, Arizona, set on 26th June 1990, was 117 degrees Farenheit / 47 degrees Celsius.

MonthAvg HighAvg LowRain
January64.5 F38.9 F0.99 in.
February68.4 F41.6 F0.88 in.
March73.3 F45.1 F0.81 in.
April81.5 F50.5 F0.28 in.
May90.4 F58.6 F0.24 in.
June100.2 F68.0 F0.24 in.
July99.6 F73.4 F2.07 in.
August97.4 F72.4 F2.30 in.
September94.0 F67.7 F1.45 in.
October84.0 F57.0 F1.21 in.
November72.3 F45.1 F0.67 in.
December64.6 F39.2 F1.03 in.


Zone Forecast for Tucson, AZ

External Links

 
Saguaro on UN 3380
Saguaro on UN 3380
 
Los Cerros del Gato y Gatito
Los Cerros del Gato y Gatito




Tucson Mountain Park

PDF Map of Tucson Mountain Park

Saguaro Close-Up
Saguaro Close-Up

Images