Mogollon Plateau


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Mogollon Plateau

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Mogollon Mesa

(mōgōyōn`), tableland, part of the Colorado Plateau, from 7,000 to 8,000 ft (2,134–2,438 m) high, E central Ariz. It is covered by pine forests, parts of which are included in Coconino, Tonto, and Sitgreaves national forests. Its southern edge is a rugged escarpment called the Mogollon Rim. The plateau is not directly connected with the Mogollon Mts. in W New Mexico.
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This reveals that a wide band of federal public lands (including large tracts of protected areas) runs north-south from the Kaibab Plateau through the Flagstaff area and southeast along the Mogollon Plateau (again, corresponding with the distribution of important biophysical factors).