Gila Mountains (Graham County)

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For the mountain range in southwest Arizona, see Gila Mountains (Yuma County).
Gila Mountains (Graham County)
Gila Mountains (Graham County) is located in Arizona
Gila Mountains (Graham County)
Gila Mountains of Graham County in Arizona
Highest point
Peak Slaughter Mountain (Arizona) (center range-(north))
Elevation 6,556 ft (1,998 m)
Coordinates 33°07′27″N 109°46′02″W / 33.12423°N 109.7673°W / 33.12423; -109.7673Coordinates: 33°07′27″N 109°46′02″W / 33.12423°N 109.7673°W / 33.12423; -109.7673
Dimensions
Length 35 mi (56 km) NW-SE
Width 10 mi (16 km) NE-SW
Geography
Country United States
State Arizona
Regions Arizona transition zone
((southern)-White Mountains (Arizona))
((northeast)-Sonoran Desert)
County Graham County, Arizona
Cities Fort Thomas, AZ,
Thatcher, AZ, Safford, Az
Borders on Gila Valley (Graham County)-SW
Santa Teresa & Pinaleno Mountains-SW
Ash Flat, Natanes Mountains & Plateau-NNW
Black Hills (Greenlee County)-ESE
Topo map USGS Weber Peak, Arizona 7.5 minute quad

The Gila Mountains of Graham County are a mountain range in central-east Arizona. It borders the Gila River and Gila Valley on the valley's northeast in north-central Graham County; also the San Carlos Indian Reservation. The mountain range sits on the southern perimeter of the White Mountains and is located in the southeast area of Arizona's transition zone.

The Gila Mountains lie northwest of Safford, Arizona and the Santa Teresa Mountains lie to the southwest across the Gila Valley. The highest point of the Gila Mountains is Slaughter Mountain at 6,556 feet (1,998 m); the Fishhooks Wilderness is located on the northwest end of the mountain range.

The Safford copper mine is located on the south flank of the range.

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