Gila Bend Mountains facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsGila Bend Mountains
view looking west-northwest from the Maricopa Mountains
|Elevation||3,170 ft (970 m)|
|Length||35 mi (56 km) E-W|
|Width||10 mi (16 km)|
|Region||Centennial Wash & Gila River
(Painted Rock Reservoir)
|District||Maricopa County, Arizona, USA|
|Settlement||Gila Bend, Az–Arlington, AZ
(Wintersburg, Az–Tonopah, AZ)
The Gila River of New Mexico and Arizona transects the entire state of Arizona, and the watershed covers about 65% of Arizona. The famous Gila Bend of the river changes the west-southwest flow to south-flowing, then back to west-flowing. Painted Rock Reservoir and the Dendora Valley are nestled at the south of the Gila Bend Mountains, the monolith which causes the diversion of the Gila Bend. Gila Bend, Arizona is located at the southeast of the bend, on Interstate 8.
Centennial Wash borders the north of the range and has its junction with the Gila River in the Arlington State Wildlife Area.
Peaks, and landforms
The highest elevation in the mountains is Woolsey Peak at 3,170 feet (966 m), in the range's center-east. Two peaks are slightly west. In the north-center, Signal Peak, at 2,182 feet (665 m), anchors the center of the small Signal Mountain Wilderness. The peak south is Bunyan Peat at 2,410 feet (735 m). Bunyan and Woolsey Peak slightly east are part of the larger Woolsey Peak Wilderness. Bunyan Peak is located at Arlington, Arizona.. Woolsey Peak is located at . The closest access town to Woolsey Peak is
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