Compiled by Scott Surgent, proofed with additions by Andy Martin
This is a table of the lowest points of elevation within each of the fifteen counties of Arizona. Without fail each of the "county lowpoints" occurs along a river where it leaves the county. The famous Colorado River provides the lowpoints for four counties (Coconino, Mohave, La Paz and Yuma), while the Gila River provides the lowpoints for three counties (Greenlee, Pinal and Maricopa).
Each lowpoint is linked to the MyTopo.com maps.
Andy Martin checked this list and pointed out some fixes and alternate areas, which have been included here (updated Oct 31, 2007).
I daresay that standing on all the lowpoints is a much more difficult task than standing on the fifteen county highpoints. Thus far I am 0 for 15.
|County||Lowest Point||Elevation||Topozone Link (USGS Map), Location|
Cane Valley, Utah State Line (Navajo Indian Reservation)
|4,560-4,580 ft|| Garnet Ridge (AZ/UT)|
San Pedro River at Pima County Line. (A well is listed at s.e. 2,950 feet)
|2,920-2,960 ft|| Redington, Sect 19|
South Bank of the Colorado River, Grand Canyon National Park, at western county line near 222-Mile Canyon
|1,320-1,360 ft|| Diamond Peak|
(1) Apache Lake, north shoreline at Maricopa County Line. ("Normal" lake lavel is 1,914 feet, which can vary. Map gives implied limits of 1,891 (spillway) to 1,920 feet (next higher contour))
(2) On Gila River at southernmost point along Pinal County boundary, south of Winkelman. Another area is about 0.3 mile north near "Hayden Country Club".
(1) Pinyon Mountain
(2) San Pedro River
San Carlos Lake at/near Pinal/Gila County tricorner. Lake elevation listed as 2,495 feet on map.
|2,480-2,520 ft|| San Carlos Reservoir|
W. County Line, Gila River
|3,240-3,280 ft|| Gila Box|
Along Colorado River on southernmost boundary. Includes river frontage extending northward along the river for at least 15+ miles, with many islands and marsh areas. Note: the map does not show the La Paz County line. The given link sets the center at the actual Yuma-La Paz boundary where it meets the Colorado River.
|160-200 ft|| Picacho CA/AZ|
W. County Line, Gila River
|420-425 ft|| Agua Caliente, Sect 30|
"Larned Landing", southwest tip of land at confluence of Colorado and Bill Williams Rivers, as well as many miles of river frontage in north and east directions.
|420-460 ft|| Gene Wash, Sect 9 T11N|
Ellison Canyon, on S. County Line
|4,360-4,400 ft|| Oak Creek Ranch|
Two areas along N.W. Corner at Growler Wash. One lists a spot elevation of 659 feet.
Aguila Mountains SE (N.W. Corner)
Aguila Mountains SE (Growler Wash)
N.W. County Corner, Gila River (Gila River Indian Reservation)
|990 +/- ft|| Laveen, Sect 30|
N. County Line, Santa Cruz River (east of Interstate-19)
|3,020 +/- ft|| Amado, Sect 5, Sect 32|
W. County Line on Santa Maria River at Mohave & La Paz County tricorner.
|1,400-1,420 ft|| Arrastra Mountain SE|
Southwest Corner along Colorado River west of San Luis, on the International Border. Area includes small bays, lagoons and sinks and about 3 miles of river frontage. Likeliest lowest point at southernmost point on Mexican Border.