Little Harquahala Mountains
|Little Harquahala Mountains|
|Elevation||2,333 ft (711 m)|
|Length||13 mi (21 km) NW-SE-(water–divide)|
|Width||6 mi (9.7 km)|
|Region||Bouse & Centennial Wash
(Maria fold and thrust belt)
|Municipality||La Paz County, Arizona, USA|
|Settlement||Salome, AZ, Harcuvar, AZ,
|Borders on||Centennial Wash (Maricopa County)-NE & E
Bouse Wash-W & SW
The range is northwest-by-southeast trending and is in a region of about thirty landforms, plains, valleys, and mountain ranges, called the Maria fold and thrust belt. The region is in the Basin and Range and three mountain ranges are in a parallel, northwest-by-southeast trending thrust belt, with two intervening valleys. The Little Harquahala Range borders the second valley and third mountain range, the McMullen Valley and Harquahala Mountains on their southwest borders.
The range is a section of a water divide, for tributaries to two river watersheds on the Gila and Colorado Rivers. An even smaller range is connected north on the water divide, the 8-mile (13 km) long Granite Wash Mountains.
Maria fold and thrust belt
The three mountain ranges and two valleys bordered to the northeast:
Peaks, and landforms
The highest elevation in the mountains is Martin Peak at 2,333 feet (711 m), in the southeast. Harquar Peak at 2,100 feet (640 m) is located to the central-north.
Granite Wash Pass is located at the northwest end of the mountains; Hope is west and Harcuvar, Arizona is east. The pass contains a rail transportation line, as well as U.S. Route 60 in Arizona from Brenda at Interstate 10 in Arizona, and the route northeast to Aguila, then to Wickenburg, on U.S. 93.
Bouse Wash, Centennial Wash
The Little Harquahala Mountains are on the northwest by southeast water divide between two washes. The Bouse Wash flows northwest to the Colorado River; Centennial Wash (Maricopa County) is east and flows southeast to meet the Gila River at the great Gila Bend, adjacent the Gila Bend Mountains.
- Arizona Road & Recreation Atlas, 1998, p. 72-73.
- Opuntia basilaris, Beavertail cactus, University of Arizona Herbarium, Little Harquahala Mountains, (coordinates)[permanent dead link]
- Little Harquahala Mountains, mountainzone
- regional trails, trails.com
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