Mount Ord (Arizona)

Mount Ord
Mount Ord is located in Arizona
Mount Ord
Mount Ord
Location in Arizona
Highest point
Elevation7,128 ft (2,173 m)[1]
Coordinates33°54′18″N 111°24′33″W / 33.9050418°N 111.4093007°W / 33.9050418; -111.4093007Coordinates: 33°54′18″N 111°24′33″W / 33.9050418°N 111.4093007°W / 33.9050418; -111.4093007[2]
LocationMaricopa County, Arizona, U.S.
Parent rangeMazatzal Mountains

Mount Ord is a mountain summit located in the Tonto National Forest on the northeastern edge of Maricopa County, Arizona[3] in the Mazatzal mountain range.[1] Its height is 7,128 feet (2,173 m). The county line dividing Maricopa County, Arizona and Gila County, Arizona passes across the summit of the peak.[4]

Mount Ord is not to be confused with the peak of Mount Baldy, Arizona, located in Apache County and also referred to by some sources as "Mount Ord".[5][6] Mount Ord is named after Major General Edward Ord.[7]

The top of Mount Ord is home to a collection of communications towers.[8] The mountain is popular with birdwatchers because its geography and habitat attract a concentration of all of the species of mountain warbler birds that exist in Arizona, including the Virginia's, Black-throated Gray, Grace's, Olive, and Painted Redstart—the only location in central Arizona where these conditions exist.[3]

See also


  1. ^ a b "Mount Ord". "Arizona Republic". Retrieved 15 July 2014.
  2. ^ "Mount Ord Lookout Tower – Arizona". Archived from the original on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 15 July 2014.
  3. ^ a b "Mount Ord, Sunflower, Arizona". Retrieved 15 July 2014.
  4. ^ "Mount Ord Lookout Tower". Retrieved 31 July 2014.
  5. ^ "Ords". NGS Data Sheet. National Geodetic Survey, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, United States Department of Commerce. Retrieved 2014-02-06.
  6. ^ "Mount Ord". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey, United States Department of the Interior. Retrieved 15 July 2014.
  7. ^ Barnes, Will C; Granger, Byrd H (1960). Arizona Place Names. University of Arizona Press. p. 18. ISBN 978-0816500093.
  8. ^ "Mount Ord – Oak Spring Ridge, AZ". Retrieved 9 September 2019.

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