What Are Some Landforms in the Southwest?

Some landforms found in the Southwest are mountain ranges, plateaus, basins, valleys and canyons. The Southwestern United States is a region that includes California, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona. Within these states, there are distinct geographical features or landforms that also are very famous.

Some of these landforms are the Great Plains, Rocky Mountains, Colorado Plateau, Great Basin and the Grand Canyon. The Grand Canyon is located in Arizona and is more than 200 miles long.

The Great Basin extends into states that include Nevada, Utah and California. A basin consists of a group of watersheds. The Rocky Mountains is a massive mountain range that covers a region omore than 2,000 miles long from parts of Canada to New Mexico.