Belmont Mountains

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Belmont Mountains
Belmont Mountains is located in Arizona
Belmont Mountains
Belmont Mountains
in Arizona
Highest point
PeakSugarloaf Mountain (Arizona)-(in northwest) (Belmont Mountains)
Elevation3,418 ft (1,042 m)
Coordinates33°40′39″N 113°05′14″W / 33.67756°N 113.08736°W / 33.67756; -113.08736
Dimensions
Length25 mi (40 km) NW-SE
Width8 mi (13 km)
Geography
CountryUnited States
StateArizona
Region(north-central)-Sonoran Desert
DistrictMaricopa County, AZ
SettlementAguila, AZTonopah, AZ
Range coordinates33°38′41″N 112°56′00″W / 33.64476°N 112.93324°W / 33.64476; -112.93324Coordinates: 33°38′41″N 112°56′00″W / 33.64476°N 112.93324°W / 33.64476; -112.93324
Borders onHassayampa Plain-NE
Big Horn Mountains (Arizona)-SW
Tonopah Desert-S

The Belmont Mountains are a 25 mi (40 km) long, arid, low elevation mountain range about 50 mi west of Phoenix, Arizona in the northern Sonoran Desert, north of the Gila River. The range is in the south of a region of two parallel washes; the Bouse Wash flows northwest to the Colorado River, and the Centennial Wash flows southeast to meet the Gila River.

Description[edit]

The Belmont Mountains are a northwest by southeast trending range, mostly of low hills; the range curves westwards at the west end. At the west, the range is partially connected to the Big Horn Mountains to the southwest, and between the two ranges is the Hummingbird Springs Wilderness. The wilderness takes up much of the Belmont's northwest, and the northeast half of the Big Horn's. Most of the rest of the small Big Horn Mountains is the Big Horn Mountains Wilderness. Valleys border both mountain ranges, to the northeast, and the southwest.

The highest peak in the Belmont Mountains is Sugarloaf Mountain, at 3,418 feet (1,042 m),[1] located at 33°40′39″N 113°05′14″W / 33.67756°N 113.08736°W / 33.67756; -113.08736 (Sugarloaf Mountain (Arizona)); it is at the northeast of the Hummingbird Springs Wilderness.

The center of the range is at Belmont Mountain, located at 33°38′41″N 112°56′00″W / 33.644758°N 112.933236°W / 33.644758; -112.933236 (Belmont Mountain).[2]

Access[edit]

The north of the Belmont Range can be reached from Aguila, Arizona, on U.S. Route 60 in Arizona. The south of the range can be reached from Interstate 10 in Arizona, near Tonopah.


See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Arizona Road & Recreation Atlas, p. 72-73.
  2. ^ Belmont Mountain Summit, mountainzone.com

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