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Grand Wash Cliffs
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Grand Wash Cliffs at Meadview, Arizona
(view due-east)
Location Mohave County, Arizona, Arizona, United States
Coordinates 35°58′59″N 113°58′01″W / 35.983°N 113.967°W / 35.983; -113.967
Length 115 ft (35 m)
Width 5 ft (1.5 m)
Formed by Colorado River

The Grand Wash Cliffs extend south-southeast from the Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument in northwest Arizona west of the Shivwits Plateau south through the Grand Cliffs Wilderness and into the Lake Mead Recreation Area. The Grand Wash Cliffs cross the Grand Canyon where the Colorado River enters Lake Mead. To the south of the Grand Canyon the Grand Wash Cliffs continue past the east side of Grapevine Mesa and then southeast above and east of the Hualapai Valley forming the southwest margin of the Music Mountains.

List of landforms/communities along Grand Wash Cliffs

(form north-to-south)

  • Grand Wash Cliffs Wilderness (~north terminus) (Loc. dot 1)
  • Squaw Canyon
  • Pigeon Canyon
  • Pearce Canyon
  • Pearce Ferry, Lake Mead (at Colorado River)
  • Meadview, Arizona (Grapevine Mesa, west, at foothills) (Loc. dot 2)
  • Garnet Mountain (Loc. dot 3)
  • Music Mountains (part of Hualapai Plateau elevations, east)
  • Crozier, Arizona
  • Valentine, Arizona (at south terminus) (Loc. dot 4)
  • Peacock Mountains
  • Cane Springs, Arizona (using Upper Burro Creek Wilderness coord.) (Loc. dot 5)
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