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For the higher peak in the Sierra Nevada, see Mount Humphreys.
Humphreys Peak
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Humphreys Peak
Elevation 12,637 ft (3,852 m) NAVD 88[1]
Prominence 6,039 ft (1,841 m)[2]
Listing Ultra
U.S. state high point
Location
Humphreys Peak is located in Arizona
Humphreys Peak
Humphreys Peak
Arizona
Location Coconino County, Arizona, U.S.
Range San Francisco Peaks
Coordinates 35°20′47″N 111°40′41″W / 35.346341917°N 111.677945539°W / 35.346341917; -111.677945539Coordinates: 35°20′47″N 111°40′41″W / 35.346341917°N 111.677945539°W / 35.346341917; -111.677945539[1]
Topo map USGS Humphreys Peak
Geology
Type igneous, volcanic
Volcanic field San Francisco volcanic field
Climbing
Easiest route Humphreys Trail, class 1[3]

Humphreys Peak (Hopi: Aaloosaktukwi, Navajo: Dookʼoʼoosłííd) is the highest natural point in the U.S. state of Arizona,[4] with an elevation of 12,637 feet (3,852 m)[1] and is located within the Kachina Peaks Wilderness in the Coconino National Forest, about 11 miles (17.7 km) north of Flagstaff, Arizona. Humphreys Peak 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 miles (7.7 km) long Humphreys Trail that begins at the Arizona Snowbowl ski resort in the Coconino National Forest. The last 1 mile (1.6 km) of the trail traverses the only region of tundra in Arizona, at an elevation of more than 11,500 feet (3,505 m). Humphreys Peak was named in about 1870 for General Andrew A. Humphreys, a U.S. Army officer who was a Union general during the American Civil War, and who later became Chief of Engineers of the United States Army Corps of Engineers. However, a General Land Office map from 1903 showed the name San Francisco Peak applied to this feature (apparently borrowed from San Francisco Mountain on which the peak stands). Thus the United States Board on Geographic Names approved the variant name in 1911. In 1933, the application of the names was rectified.[5]

The treeline of Humphreys Peak is around 11,400 feet (3,500 m). Hazards of the hike include a steep and rocky trail, risk of lightning strike, snow, and avalanche danger in winter.[3]

Humphrey's Peak right of center from the Humphrey's-Agassiz saddle to the south

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Frisco". NGS data sheet. U.S. National Geodetic Survey. Retrieved November 13, 2008. 
  2. ^ "Humphreys Peak, Arizona". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved November 13, 2008. 
  3. ^ a b "Humphreys Trail #51". Coconino National Forest, U.S. Forest Service. Retrieved February 4, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Elevations and Distances in the United States". United States Geological Survey. April 29, 2005. Retrieved March 29, 2009. 
  5. ^ "Humphreys Peak". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved November 13, 2008. 

External links[edit]


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Sedona.biz

Sedona.biz
Mon, 15 Dec 2014 11:05:35 -0800

Looking to the right of Humphreys Peak the far volcano nearest the peak is Roden Crater and a little closer and below it to the right is Sunset Crater. A little above Roden Crater you can see a darkish line and that is the Little Colorado River and ...
 
Arizona Daily Sun
Sat, 05 Jul 2014 03:30:00 -0700

San Francisco Mountain, and the highest point in Arizona, Humphreys Peak. The Peaks are the eroded remnants of a stratovolcano. The volcano, part of a system of volcanoes, was formed between 1.8 million and 200,000 years ago, according to information ...

Verde Independent

Verde Independent
Sat, 29 Nov 2014 13:02:00 -0800

Another chairlift will be built, maybe in two to three years, to the left of the mountain and will take riders to the Humphreys pod, but not the Humphreys Peak, Stratton said. The Agassiz Chairlift will not be upgraded in the near future as the ...
 
KCSG
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 12:03:45 -0800

14, at approximately 10:51 a.m. on the north west side of Humphreys Peak. A search team assigned to that area spotted recent dog tracks and followed the tracks to the dog “Faith” who remained in close proximity to Scott. Unfortunately Olson was ...
 
azcentral
Mon, 18 Feb 2013 18:30:18 -0800

Two Northern Arizona University students who became stranded in sub-freezing weather while hiking up Humphreys Peak in Flagstaff were rescued late Sunday. Officials from the Coconino County Sheriff's Office, Arizona Department of Public Safety and ...

azcentral.com

azcentral.com
Tue, 11 Jun 2013 11:23:12 -0700

The tallest remaining peak, named in 1873 for Civil War Gen. Andrew Atkinson Humphreys, is the highest point in Arizona, standing 12,633 feet above sea level. As you might expect, the hike to the top of Humphreys Peak has its challenges. For one thing ...
 
San Diego Reader
Fri, 20 Jan 2012 06:04:19 -0800

#Standing still is impossible. 70 mile-an-hour gales force me to stumble forward at a precarious 75° angle. The frigid gusts are uneven, causing my feet to boogie an awkward three-step on the summit's razor-sharp rock slopes. Tears cloud my vision as I ...
 
Arizona Daily Sun
Wed, 25 Jun 2014 06:10:58 -0700

Dear Ranger: Who was the Humphrey that Humphreys Peak is named for? And what about the names of the other peaks? By the way, how do you say “Agassiz”? I hear it different ways. — Puzzled in Flagstaff. Dear Puzzled: Let's take this one question at a ...
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