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Weaver Mountains
Highest point
Peak Weaver Peak
Elevation 6,574 ft (2,004 m)
Dimensions
Length 25 mi (40 km) NW-SE
Width 12 mi (19 km)
Geography
Country United States
Settlement Yarnell
Range coordinates 34°13′21″N 112°44′59″W / 34.22250°N 112.74972°W / 34.22250; -112.74972Coordinates: 34°13′21″N 112°44′59″W / 34.22250°N 112.74972°W / 34.22250; -112.74972

The Weaver Mountains are a smaller mountain range to the southwest of the Bradshaw Mountains in central-west Yavapai County, Arizona. Yarnell, at the summit of the Yarnell Hill, Arizona State Route 89, is at the center of the range.

Description

The range is northwest–southeast trending, but more due east on the east end. The northeast, east, and southeast is separated from the Bradshaw Mountains by the Hassayampa River. A list of peaks in the range, from the northwest are: Ritter Peak, Weaver Peak, Rocky Boy Peak, Antelope Peak, Rich Hill, Weaver Mountain, and Wades Butte. Sam Powell Peak and Seal Mountain border the Hassayampa River. Weaver Peak is about 7 miles (11 km) west of Yarnell. At the west and southwest, Cottonwood Creek and a valley separates the Weaver Mountains from a smaller mountain range to the southwest, the Date Creek Mountains.

History and attractions

See also: Yarnell, Arizona#History and Yarnell, Arizona#Attractions

The Weaver Mountains are noted for their mines; also placer gold.

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