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Childs Valley
Childs Valley is located in Arizona
Childs Valley
Childs Valley
Location in Arizona
Length 50 mi (80 km) NW-SE
Width 12 mi (19 km)
Country United States
State Arizona
Region Sonoran Desert
Districts Maricopa County, Arizona and Pima County, Arizona
Population center Ajo, Arizona
Borders on Sentinel Plain, San Cristobal Valley and Growler Valley
Rivers Childs Wash and Tenmile Wash

The Childs Valley is a valley in the Sonoran Desert of south-central Arizona northwest of Ajo. Upstream sections are located in far western Pima County; downstream it merges into the Gila River Valley in southwestern Maricopa County. Upstream, the valley lies northeast and parallel to the Growler Valley and Growler Mountains.

Childs Valley description

Childs Valley is northwest trending. The west part of the upper valley contains Daniels Wash which flows north, then west at the north end of the Growler Mountains to meet Growler Wash, the upstream, southern region of the San Cristobal Valley watershed. The eastern part of the upper Childs Valley contains Childs Wash, the western tributary to the Tenmile Wash watershed. The Childs Wash drains the northwest of the Little Ajo Mountains, where Ajo, Arizona is on its east. The east of the Little Ajo's are drained by Tenmile Wash. The Crater Range borders its northeast, and is also the northeast border of Tenmile Wash. The Aguila Mountains border the southwest between the Childs and San Cristobal valleys.

Childs Valley is northwest trending and drains into the Gila River and Park valleys.

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