Red Cap - 1500, culmen - United States
Red Cap

Red Cap

United States

1500 m


Highest peak in the Calico Hills “proper”. Mostly white sandstone – except for its summit cap which is red sandstone (and not so easy to get up on top of).


Also called “Turtlehead Junior”.

Info sources

  • Rec Cap on

  • Red Cap / Turtlehead Junior on

  • (print) detailed description in Courtney Purcell guidebook page 70.

  • (print) description with photos + GPS in Branch Whitney book pages 69-73.

Getting There: Most quickly reached from the Sandstone Quarry parking on the Red Rock Scenic Loop road]. … (but there’s no easy way to its top, or even to near its top). … (See the North Gully route

Significantly longer and more uphill from parking in the Calico Basin area.