List of mountain ranges of Arizona

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Shaded relief map, Arizona.
Arizona county index map

There are 210 named mountain ranges in Arizona.This list also includes mountain ranges that are mostly in New Mexico and Sonora, Mexico, that extend into Arizona.

The list[edit]

The southeast of Arizona, with New Mexico, northwest Chihuahua and northeast Sonora contain insular sky island mountain ranges, (the Madrean Sky Islands), or smaller subranges in association. There are also numerous Sonoran Desert ranges, or Arizona transition zone ranges. Northern and northeast Arizona also has scattered ranges throughout.

Harquahala Mountains in spring, 2009
Low clouds on the Mohawk Mountains
Navajo Mountain and Lake Powell, viewed from the north
Eagle Eye Arch in the New Water Mountains
Ocotillo below Lookout Mountain, Phoenix Mountains
A rock pillar (hoodoo) in the Santa Catalina Mountains
Misty morning in the Sierra Estrella
Wasson Peak in the Tucson Mountains
Meadow & cabin near Big Lake, White Mountains (Arizona)
  1. Aguas Caliente Mountains–Yuma County
  2. Agua Dulce Mountains–Pima County
  3. Aguila Mountains–Yuma County
  4. Ajo Range–Pima County
  5. Alvarez Mountains–Pima County
  6. Aquarius Mountains–Mohave County
  7. Artesa Mountains–Pima County
  8. Artillery Mountains–Mohave County
  9. Atascosa Mountains–Santa Cruz County
  10. Baboquivari Mountains–Pima County
  11. Batamote Mountains–Pima County
  12. Bates Mountains–Pima County
  13. Beaver Dam Mountains–Mohave County
  14. Belmont Mountains–Maricopa County
  15. Big Horn Mountains (Arizona)–Maricopa County
  16. Big Lue Mountains–Greenlee County
  17. Bill Williams Mountains–Mohave County
  18. Black Hills (Greenlee County)–Greenlee County
  19. Black Hills (Yavapai County)–Yavapai County
  20. Black Mesa (Arizona) -- (E. Navajo County & W. Apache County)
  21. Black Mountains (Arizona)–Mohave County
  22. Black Mountains (Yavapai County)–Yavapai County-(southwest county)
  23. Blackjack Mountains–Gila County
  24. Bradshaw Mountains–Yavapai County
  25. Brownell Mountains–Pima County
  26. Bryan Mountains–Yuma County
  27. Buck Mountains–Mohave County
  28. Buckhorn Mountains–Yavapai County
  29. Buckskin Mountains (Arizona)–La Paz County
  30. Buckskin Mountains (Arizona-Utah)–Coconino County -- (S. Kane County, Utah)
  31. Butler Mountains–Yuma County
  32. Cabeza Prieta Mountains–Yuma County
  33. Canelo Hills–Santa Cruz County
  34. Carrizo Mountains–Apache County
  35. Casa Grande Mountains–Pinal County
  36. Castle Mountains–Pima County
  37. Castle Dome Mountains–Yuma County
  38. Cerbat Mountains–Mohave County
  39. Cerro Colorado Mountains–Pima County
  40. Chiricahua Mountains–Cochise County
  41. Chocolate Mountains (Arizona)–La Paz County
  42. Chuska Mountains–Apache County
  43. Cimarron Mountains–Pima County
  44. Connell Mountains–Yavapai County
  45. Copper Mountains–Yuma County
  46. Cottonwood Mountains–Mohave County
  47. Coyote Mountains (Arizona)–Pima County
  48. Crater Range–Maricopa County
  49. Crooked Mountains–Pima County
  50. Date Creek Mountains–Yavapai County
  51. Diablo Mountains (Arizona)–Pima County
  52. Dome Rock Mountains–La Paz County
  53. Dos Cabezas Mountains–Cochise County
  54. Dragoon Mountains–Cochise County
  55. Dripping Spring Mountains–Pinal County
  56. Eagletail Mountains–Maricopa County
  57. Empire Mountains–Pima County
  58. Gakolik Mountains–Pima County
  59. Galiuro Mountains–Graham County -- (SE. Pinal County)
  60. Gila Bend Mountains–Maricopa County
  61. Gila Mountains (Graham County)–Graham County
  62. Gila Mountains (Yuma County)–Yuma County
  63. Goldfield Mountains–Maricopa County
  64. Granite Mountains (Arizona)–Pima County–see also: Granite Mountain (Arizona)-(Yavapai County)
    a separate "Granite Mountain" is in s. La Paz County
  65. Granite Wash Mountains–La Paz County
  66. Grayback Mountains–Yavapai County
  67. Growler Mountains–Pima County
  68. Guadalupe Mountains (Hidalgo County)–Hidalgo County, NM - (Cochise County, AZ & Sonora, Mexico)
  69. Harcuvar Mountains–NE. La Paz County -- (SW. Yavapai County)
  70. Harquahala Mountains–E. La Paz County -- (W. Maricopa County)
  71. Hayes Mountains–Gila County
  72. Hieroglyphic Mountains–N. Maricopa County -- (some in S. Yavapai County)
  73. Hobble Mountains–Coconino County
  74. Huachuca Mountains–Cochise County
  75. Hualapai Mountains–Mohave County
  76. John the Baptist Mountains–Pima County
  77. Juniper Mountains–Yavapai County
  78. Kofa Mountains–N. Yuma County - (S. La Paz County)
  79. La Lesna Mountains–Pima County
  80. Laguna Mountains (Arizona)–Yuma County (see also: Laguna Mountains(Calif))
  81. Las Guijas Mountains–Pima County
  82. Little Ajo Mountains–Pima County
  83. Little Buckskin Mountains–La Paz County
  84. Little Dragoon Mountains–Cochise County
  85. Little Harquahala Mountains–La Paz County
  86. Little Horn Mountains–S. La Paz County -- (N. Yuma County)
  87. Little Rincon Mountains–Cochise County
  88. Lukachukai Mountains–Apache County
  89. Maricopa Mountains–Maricopa County
  90. Mazatzal Mountains–Southeast Yavapai County -- (and N. Maricopa County, W. Gila County)
  91. McAllister Range–Yavapai County
  92. McCloud Mountains–Yavapai County
  93. McCracken Mountains–Mohave County
  94. McDowell Mountains–Maricopa County
  95. Mescal Mountains–Gila County
  96. Mesquite Mountains–Pima County
  97. Middle Mountains–S. La Paz County -- (N. Yuma County)
  98. Mineral Mountains, Arizona–Pinal County
  99. Mingus Mountain, (= "Black Hills")–Yavapai County
  100. Moccasin Mountains–Mohave County -- (S. Kane County, Utah)
  101. Mohave Mountains–Mohave County
  102. Mohawk Mountains–Yuma County
  103. Mohon Mountains–Yavapai County
  104. Moquith Mountains–Mohave County
  105. Muggins Mountains–Yuma County
  106. Mule Mountains–Cochise County
  107. Music Mountains–Mohave County
  108. Mustang Mountains–Santa Cruz County
  109. Navajo Mountain, Arizona–Coconino County (mostly in Utah)
  110. Natanes Mountains–Graham County
  111. New River Mountains–Yavapai County & Maricopa County
  112. New Water Mountains–S. La Paz County -- (connected to Kofa Mountains, N. Yuma County)
  113. North Comobabi Mountains–Pima County
  114. Painted Rock Mountains–Maricopa Count
  115. Pajarito Mountains–Santa Cruz County
  116. Palo Verde Mountains–Pinal County
  117. Palomas Mountains–Yuma County
  118. Patagonia Mountains–Santa Cruz County
  119. Peacock Mountains–Mohave County
  120. Pedrogosa Mountains–Cochise County
  121. Peloncillo Mountains (Cochise County)–NE. Cochise County -- (SE. Graham County, S. Greenlee County)
    See also Peloncillo Mountains (Hidalgo County), New Mexico, also a Madrean Sky Island
  122. Perilla Mountains–Cochise County
  123. Phoenix Mountains–Maricopa County
  124. Picacho Mountains–Pinal County
  125. Pinal Mountains–Gila County
  126. Pinaleno Mountains–Graham County
  127. Plomosa Mountains–La Paz County
  128. Poachie Range–SE. Mohave County -- (SW. Yavapai County, NE. La Paz County)
  129. Pozo Redondo Mountains–Pima County
  130. Pozo Verde Mountains–Pima County
  131. Puerto Blanco Mountains–Pima County
  132. Quijotoa Mountains–Pima County
  133. Quinlan Mountains–Pima County
  134. Rawhide Mountains–Mohave County
  135. Rincon Mountains–Pima County
  136. Roskruge Mountains–Pima County
  137. Sacaton Mountains–Pinal County
  138. Salt River Mountains
  139. Salt River Mountains (Gila County)–Gila County
  140. San Cayento Mountains–Santa Cruz County
  141. San Francisco Mountains–Greenlee County
  142. San Francisco Mountains
  143. San Francisco Mountains (New Mexico)–New Mexico & Greenlee County
  144. San Francisco Peaks–Coconino County
  145. San Luis Mountains–Pima County
  146. San Tan Mountains, Arizona
  147. Santan Mountains–Pinal County
  148. Sand Tank Mountains–Maricopa County
  149. Santa Catalina Mountains–Pima County
  150. Santa Maria Mountains–Yavapai County
  151. Santa Rita Mountains–Santa Cruz County, Pima County
  152. Santa Rosa Mountains–Pima County
  153. Santa Teresa Mountains–Graham County
  154. San Tan Mountains, Arizona
  155. Santan Mountains–Pinal County
  156. Sauceda Mountains–Pima County
  157. Sawmill Mountains–Mohave County
  158. Sawtooth Mountains–Pinal County
  159. Sevenmile Mountains–Gila County
  160. Sheridan Mountains–Pima County
  161. Sierra Ancha–Gila County
  162. Sierra Arida–Yuma County
  163. Sierra Blanca Mountains–Pima County
  164. Sierra de la Lechuguilla–Yuma County
  165. Sierra de la Nariz–Pima County
  166. Sierra de Santa Rosa–Pima County
  167. Sierra Estrella–Maricopa County
  168. Sierra Madre Occidental–Regional Western Mexico - (extension of individual ranges, along entire United States-Mexico border)
  169. Sky island/ Madrean sky islands
  170. Sierra Pinta–Yuma County
  171. Sierra Prieta–Yavapai County
  172. Sierrita Mountains–Pima County
  173. Sikort Chuapo Mountains–Pima County
  174. Silver Bell Mountains–Pima County
  175. Silver Reef Mountains–Pinal County
  176. Slate Mountains–Pinal County
  177. Sonoyta Mountains–Pima County
  178. South Comobabi Mountains–Pima County
  179. South Mountains (Arizona)–Maricopa County
  180. Suizo Mountains–Pinal County
  181. Summit Mountains–E. Greenlee County -- (W. Grant County, New Mexico)
  182. Superstition Mountains–Pinal County
  183. Swisshelm Mountains–Cochise County
  184. Table Top Mountains–Pinal County
  185. Tank Mountains–Yuma County
  186. Tat Momoli Mountains–Pinal County
  187. Tinajas Altas Mountains–Yuma County
  188. Tortilla Mountains–Pinal County
  189. Tortolita Mountains–Pima County, Pinal County
  190. Trigo Mountains–La Paz County
  191. Tucson Mountains–Pima County
  192. Tule Mountains–Yuma County
  193. Tumacacori Mountains–Santa Cruz County
  194. Tunitcha Mountains–Apache County
  195. Uinkaret Mountains–Mohave County
  196. Usery Mountains–Maricopa County
  197. Vekol Mountains–Pinal County
  198. Virgin Mountains–N. Mohave County -- (E. Clark County, Nevada)
  199. Vulture Mountains–Maricopa County
  200. Waterman Mountains–Pima County
  201. Weaver Mountains–Yavapai County
  202. West Silver Bell Mountains–Pima County
  203. Whetstone Mountains–Cochise County
  204. White Mountains (Arizona)–Apache County
  205. White Tank Mountains–Maricopa County
  206. Whitlock Mountains–Graham County
  207. Wickenburg Mountains–Yavapai County
  208. Winchester Mountains–N. Cochise County -- (they merge into S. Galiuro Mountains, Graham County)
  209. Yon Dot Mountains–Coconino County

Associated regional landforms[edit]

Sycamore Canyon, Arizona

Apache County[edit]

Buffalo Pass, Lukachukai Mountains

Cochise County[edit]

Coconino County[edit]

San Francisco Peaks from the east

Gila County[edit]

Sierra Ancha mountains

Graham County[edit]

Pinaleno Mountains from the west

Greenlee County[edit]

La Paz County[edit]

Maricopa County[edit]

Mazatzal Mountains viewed from the east, March 2010

Mohave County[edit]

Beaver Dam Mountains, January 2007
Boundary Cone and the Black Mountains (Arizona), viewed from about ~due-west (from Mohave Valley, in Lower Colorado River Valley)

Navajo County[edit]

Pima County[edit]

East face of Baboquivari Peak
RaggedTop in the Silver Bell Mountains

Pinal County[edit]

Santa Cruz County[edit]

Yavapai County[edit]

Yuma County[edit]

Kofa Mountains

New Mexico[edit]

Mexico[edit]

Sonora[edit]

See also[edit]