Tucson, Ariz., has an elevation of 2,389 feet above sea level. Tucson is located in the southern part of Arizona, covering an area of about 230 square miles.
Tucson is located on a plain in the Sonoran desert, surrounded by five mountain ranges. The highest peak of the Santa Catalina Mountains to its north is at 9,157 feet above sea level on Mount Lemmon. The Tucson Mountains include 4,687 foot Wasson Peak. Mount Wrightson, located in the Santa Rita Mountains to the south of the city, has the highest peak in the region at 9,453 feet. The city has a desert climate, receiving approximately 12 inches of precipitation a year. Summer temperatures frequently exceed 100 degrees and winter daytime high temperatures typically fall between 64 and 75 degrees.