Gila Valley (Yuma County)

For the valley of the same name in Graham County, Arizona, see Gila Valley (Graham County).
Gila Valley (Yuma County)
Chocolate Mountains-(W & NW)
(( ~ ) Circular Laguna Mountains)
(northeast of green agriculture)
(and south of Laguna's: Gila Valley)
Country United States
State Arizona
Region Yuma, Arizona
((northwest)-Sonoran Desert)
Yuma Desert
County Yuma
Borders on Laguna Mountains (Arizona)-N
Yuma Mesa-S
(northwest)-Gila Mountains-NE, E & SE
Cities Yuma, AZ, Fortuna Foothills, AZ, Winterhaven, CA
Coordinates 41|32|N|114|36|55|W|type:landmark_region:US-AZ name=


Length 10 mi (16 km), E-W
Width 6 mi (10 km)
Gila Valley (Yuma County)
in Arizona

The Gila Valley of Yuma County, Arizona is a small valley surrounding the Gila River at its confluence with the Colorado River, the Colorado being the border between California and Arizona, and locally southwest of YumaBaja California, and Sonora states, Mexico.

The valley extends only 10 miles (16 km) from its confluence to the northern end of the Gila Mountains, which abut the east end of the Laguna Mountains, where the Gila River meanders, west, southwest, then due west again.


The Gila Valley is called the North Gila Valley in the northern parts, north of the Gila River, and it is called the South Gila Valley in the south. The communities in the valley are agricultural, especially in the south and southwest, towards Yuma, Arizona.

The South Gila Valley borders the Yuma Mesa on its south, where the Fortuna Foothills are located on the northwest perimeter of the Gila Mountains.

Recreational use

The North Gila Valley contains the Adair Range, a shooting range located on the southern edge of the Laguna Mountains.

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