Thompson Peak (Arizona)

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Thompson Peak

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Thompson Peak, McDowell Mountains
Highest point
Elevation 3,984 ft (1,214 m)  NAVD 88 [1]
Prominence 762 ft (232 m) [1]
Coordinates 33°38′39″N111°48′44″W / 33.6442093°N 111.8120864°W / 33.6442093; -111.8120864 Coordinates: 33°38′39″N111°48′44″W / 33.6442093°N 111.8120864°W / 33.6442093; -111.8120864 [2]
Geography
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Thompson Peak
Location Maricopa County, Arizona, U.S.
Parent range McDowell Mountains
Topo map USGS McDowell Peak

Thompson Peak is located in the McDowell Mountains, the summit being 20 miles (32 km) to the northeast of Phoenix, Arizona. Its height is 3,984 feet (1,214 m). Thompson Peak has amateur and Maricopa County government radio towers on the summit, accessible via a service road from Fountain Hills. [3]

McDowell Mountains

The McDowell Mountain Range is located about twenty miles north-east of downtown Phoenix, Arizona, and may be seen from most places throughout the city. The range is composed of miocene deposits left nearly five million years ago. The McDowells share borders with the cities of Fountain Hills, Scottsdale, and Maricopa County. The city of Scottsdale has made its share of the McDowells a preserve, and has set up a wide trail network in partnership with the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy. The McDowell Sonoran Conservancy was established in 1991. The highest peak in the McDowells is East End, at 4,069 feet (1,240 m). This mountain range also serves as a sacred marker to the Yavapai people. The boundaries of the range are generally defined by Saddleback Mountain in the South and Granite Mountain as the Northern boundary. The McDowells also comprise popular landmarks such as Pinnacle Peak and Tom's Thumb. Although technically a stand-alone, Mt. McDowell, not to be confused with McDowell Peak, is sometimes listed on maps as a part of the McDowell Mountains.

Phoenix, Arizona State capital city in Arizona, United States

Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of Arizona, with 1,626,078 people. It is also the fifth most populous city in the United States, and the most populous American state capital, and the only state capital with a population of more than one million residents.

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References

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