Gila Mountains (Graham County)

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Gila Mountains
Gila Mountains is located in Arizona
Gila Mountains
Gila Mountains
Gila Mountains of Graham County in Arizona
Highest point
PeakSlaughter Mountain (Arizona) (center range-(north))
Elevation6,556 ft (1,998 m)
Coordinates33°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
Length35 mi (56 km) NW-SE
Width10 mi (16 km) NE-SW
Geography
CountryUnited States
StateArizona
RegionsArizona transition zone
((southern)-White Mountains (Arizona))
((northeast)-Sonoran Desert)
CountyGraham County, Arizona
CitiesFort Thomas, AZ,
Thatcher, AZ, Safford, Az
Borders onGila Valley (Graham County) and Gila River-SW
Santa Teresa & Pinaleno Mountains-SW
Ash Flat, Natanes Mountains & Plateau-NNW
Black Hills (Greenlee County)-ESE
Topo mapUSGS 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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