ⓘ White Tank Mountains. The White Tank Mountains are a mountain range located in central Arizona. The mountains are on the western periphery of the Phoenix metrop ..

                                     

ⓘ White Tank Mountains

The White Tank Mountains are a mountain range located in central Arizona. The mountains are on the western periphery of the Phoenix metropolitan area, primarily flanked by the suburban cities of Buckeye to the southwest, and Surprise to the northeast. The mountain range is home to the White Tank Mountain Regional Park and is a regional recreation hub.

Range, often referred to as simply the white tanks, is a medium size mountain range, the peaks of which rise to a height of about 4.000 ft 1.219 m. the Range consists of a series of numerous ridges and canyons and as such, no single, prominent peak. The highest point in the range, at a height of 4.083 feet 1.244 m, the peak of Barry Goldwater.

The mountain range was formed through tectonic activities as part of the detachment fault is somewhere in the middle tertiary period about 30 million years ago. As a rather young in geological terms, the mountains, it was not subject to the forces of erosion for long and retains an extremely rugged topography composed of rocky fault ridges and deep canyons. During seasonal heavy rainfall, accumulated water, as a rule, will rush rapidly through the steep canyons, over time scouring a number of depressions or "tanks" in the White granite at the foot of the mountains. These white tanks are the source of the name of the mountain.