Elevation

12,633 ft / 3,850 m

Prominence

6,039 ft / 1,840 m

Summits

134 summits

Top climbing months

June   18%

July   17%

August   17%

Most climbed route

Humphreys Peak Trail

Class 1 • 3,206 ft / 977 m gain

Highlights

  • Humphreys Peak is the highest peak in Arizona.
  • It is the highest of a group of extinct volcanic peaks known as the San Francisco Peaks.
  • The summit can be most easily reached by hiking the 4.8 mile Humphreys Trail that begins at the Arizona Snowbowl ski resort in the Coconino National Forest.
  • The last 1 mile of the trail traverses the only region of tundra in Arizona, at over 11,500 feet.
  • On a clear day you can see views of the Grand Canyon to the north.
"15.45km return with 1,200m gain in 4:30hrs. Some de-tour on descent. My belt got broken right at the trailhead. It was ok during the ascent, but had to hold onto and pull up my pants regularly on descent :) " - alexp, Aug 13, 2018
"My first peak out west. It was so close to Flagstaff, why not? And it is a high point too. Not that I am working on that, but why not? Started around 9100 feet. Trail not difficult. Pockets of snow at higher elevation, but no issues. The summit was gusty. Happy I had my poles to help keep me upright. Had a light headache most of the time above 11,000 feet. After I got back to my car, I was nauseous for the rest of the day. Went back to the hostel to sleep it off. " - newenglandwarrior, Jun 11, 2017
"Left Phoenix at 4 am to climb Humphreys. With only 2 days in Arizona we decided to hit the Arizona high point and do a Grand Canyon day hike down South Kaibab and back up Bright Angel. Left the Snow Bowl trail at 8:00 and enjoyed the nice and easy approach up to the saddle. Being the low-elevation Washingtonians, we felt the elevation, but maintained a good pace up past the saddle, and through the false summits up to the top. Really well-marked trail, and easy to follow. As forecast, there were some pretty strong wind gusts that kept it cool. Layers were good to have and we didn't f" - BryHong8, Oct 29, 2016
"Late start (10:00 am). Some clouds looked threatening but the high winds up there helped clearing out the ridges. Beautiful weather overall. Thank you Chase for tagging along." - Gabsolute, Aug 8, 2016
"I started early at 4:40 am and used a flashlight for a little. The hike went well and the views began to get better as the trees thinned out. I made it to the summit and was alone there for around 20 minutes. The winds were pretty violent, making it hard to stay in the wind for long. I stayed low behind the wall, got up a little to film and take pictures, and basically just relaxed. The views were great and other than the wind it was a really enjoyable hike. I had to fight the wind for about half a mile on the way down, but once I got a bit lower it was much calmer. I made it down as fa" - ZachTeich, Jul 11, 2016

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