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Altar Desert

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The Altar Desert is a sandy region in the north of Sonora and Baja California, it is technically part of the Sonoran Desert.

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The Altar desert is located above the northeast corner of the Sea of Cortez (Gulf of California).

The region is also part of the 2 million acre El Pinacate/Gran Desierto del Altar Biosphere Reserve, a Mexican National Preserve.

The fishing village of El Golfo lies at the southwestern corner of the desert.

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The Altar may be reached from San Luis Rio Colorado, south of Yuma Arizona.

Most of the area is protected; there are a few routes through the desert (next to the railroad tracks) to El Golfo. Offroad cross-country travel is prohibited, though locals and American off-road groups still traverse the desert illegally on a regular basis.

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