White Mountains (Arizona)

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White Mountains
Mountain Range & Region
Mount Baldy Arizona.jpg
Mount Baldy
Country United States
State Arizona
Region Arizona transition zoneColorado Plateau
Borders on Mogollon Rim-W
San Francisco Mountains-(NMex)-SE
Painted DesertNavajo Nation
& Petrified Forest National Park-N
Fort Apache Indian Reservation-SW
Highest point Mount Baldy
 - elevation 11,420 ft (3,481 m)
 - coordinates 33°54′22″N 109°33′46″W / 33.90611°N 109.56278°W / 33.90611; -109.56278
Position of White Mountains inside Arizona

The White Mountains of Arizona are a mountain range and mountainous region in the eastern part of the state, near the border with New Mexico; it is a continuation from the west of the Arizona transition zoneMogollon Rim, with the Rim ending in western New Mexico. The White Mountains are a part of the Colorado Plateau high country of Northeast Arizona, the Navajo Nation, with the rest of the Plateau in eastern Utah, northwest New Mexico, and southwestern Colorado. Nearby communities include Show Low, Pinetop-Lakeside, Greer, Springerville, Eagar,and McNary. Much of the range is within the Fort Apache Indian Reservation.

The highest summit is Mount Baldy, with an elevation of 11,400 feet (3,475 m). The mountains are drained to the south by several tributaries of the Salt River, and to the north by the Little Colorado River. There are several small lakes.

The part of the White Mountains outside the reservation is in the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest.

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