An arid region of southeast California west of the Colorado River.
Desert in SE Calif., west of the Colorado River: c. 2,000 sq mi (5,180 sq km)
Colorado-desert Sentence Examples
The southern part of the Great Basin region is vaguely designated the Colorado desert.
The Colorado desert (together with the lower Gila Valley of Arizona) is the hottest part of the United States.
At any rate it may be said that generally speaking the maximum, minimum and mean temperatures of points of approximately equal altitude are respectively but slightly different in northern or southern California.2 Death Valley surpasses for combined heat and aridity any meteorological stations on earth where regular observations are taken, although for extremes of heat it is exceeded by places in the Colorado desert.