- Gila River Valley
The Gila River Valley is a multi-sectioned valley of the
Gila River, mostly in Arizona. The Gila Riverforms in western New Mexicoand flows west across southern-eastern, south-central, and southwestern Arizona; it changes directions across the state, and defines specific areas and valleys. The central portion of the river flows on the southern Phoenix valley region-(where Phoenix, in the " Salt RiverValley" joins the Gila River Valley), and the final sections in southwestern Arizona form agricultural, irrigated smaller valleys within the Gila River valley, (for example Dome Valley, Mohawk Valley, and Hyder Valley).
Two mountain ranges are named for the Gila River: the
Gila Mountains (Graham County)bordering the Gila River valley, northeast of Safford; the Gila Mountains (Yuma County)border the Gila River valley before the Gila River joins its confluence with the Colorado River; that range is east of Yuma and the Fortuna Foothills.
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