Baúl Peak is a mountain in the form of a truncated cone, isolated and dormant. It takes its name from an unusual source, as the direct translation is a trunk or large chest. A small walled citadel sits in its highest reaches, it corresponds with a “colony’ of the Wari culture (600-1100 AD). Its placement indicates a strategic position for contact and trade between regions. Some buildings present evidence of architecture from later cultures including the Inca.