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Topock Gorge
Location Mohave County, Arizona / San Bernardino County, California, United States
Coordinates 34°39′54.95″N 114°26′54.69″W / 34.6652639°N 114.4485250°W / 34.6652639; -114.4485250Coordinates: 34°39′54.95″N 114°26′54.69″W / 34.6652639°N 114.4485250°W / 34.6652639; -114.4485250
Basin countries United States
Average depth 15 ft (4.6 m)
Surface elevation 500 ft (150 m)

Topock Gorge is a mountainous canyon and gorge section of the Colorado River located between Interstate 40 and Lake Havasu. The town of Needles, California, to the northwest, was named for the "needle-like" vertical rock outcroppings. The natural landmarks and river crossing by them were one of the journey markers for travelers on historic Route 66.

Havasu National Wildlife Refuge

The Topock Gorge is within the Havasu National Wildlife Refuge, managed by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service. It features natural habitat, wildlife, scenic preservation, and archeology. Mojave people Indian petroglyphs are in the Gorge.

Fish species

Amphibians

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