Places of the Santa Rosa Mountains: Views From Santa Rosa Peak
In the two panoramas below, features were identified by measuring their positions in the photograph and correlating that with the angles to the features as measured in Topo!.
The following panorama was made from six photographs taken on 18 July 2009 from near the 8058 foot peak immediately south of Santa Rosa Mountain Peak:
The following panorama was made from two photographs taken on 18 July 2009 from the north end of the southwest ridge from the 8058 foot peak immediately south of Santa Rosa Mountain Peak:
The Coyote Creek drainage is called different names in different places. Its uppermost portion is called Coyote Creek on the topo map, but often called Upper Coyote Creek. It flows to the west from the upper flanks of Toro Peak.
Coyote Creek loses its name when it joins Garnet Queen Creek, which drains the northern portion of the west flank of Santa Rosa Mountain Peak. Garnet Queen Creek continues to flow west until it joins Horse Canyon Creek, which flows south.
At Turkey Track, the Nance Canyon drainage joins the Horse Canyon drainage, and Coyote Creek gets its name back, now flowing southeast into Fig Tree Valley, Collins Valley and then through Coyote Canyon just northwest of Borrego Springs.
For a view looking back at the Santa Rosa Mountains from Borrego Springs, see Places of the Borrego Desert: Views of the Santa Rosa Mountains.
Also see the View from Toro Peak.
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Updated 22 July 2009.