What Are the West Region Landforms?

Some landforms found in the West region are the Rocky Mountains, Mojave Desert, the Colorado River, Death Valley, Olympic National Forest and Sonoran Desert. The Rocky Mountains are in the western region of North America and stretch nearly 3,000 miles from New Mexico to Alaska. Its highest peak is Mount Ebert at 14,431 feet.

The Mojave Desert is approximately 54,000 square miles and extends from southern California to Arizona. Death Valley is part of the Mojave Desert and is the lowest point in North America.

The Colorado River has its source in the Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado, and it flows in a southwest direction to empty into the Gulf of California. Its length is approximately 1,450 miles. The Olympic National Forest Park is situated in Washington, and the Sonoran Desert covers a large portion of the southwestern United States and parts of Mexico.