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For the higher peak in the Sierra Nevada, see Mount Humphreys.
Humphreys Peak
San Francisco Peaks, winter.jpg
Humphreys Peak in winter 2004
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
Humphreys Peak is located in Arizona
Humphreys Peak
Humphreys Peak
Location in 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
Type igneous, volcanic
Volcanic field San Francisco volcanic field
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). 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]

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]

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

See also[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. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved November 13, 2008. 

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Action Hub

Action Hub
Thu, 02 Jul 2015 12:41:15 -0700

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Thu, 25 Jun 2015 16:35:13 -0700

The two trained together when they could, meeting for trips to Flagstaff and climbing Humphreys Peak, elevation 12,637 feet, just last week. Berger holds the world record for being the oldest person to scale the tallest peak on all seven continents ...

Arizona Daily Sun

Arizona Daily Sun
Thu, 11 Jun 2015 03:06:27 -0700

The most recent avalanche that occurred in early March interrupts segments of Abineau, particularly in the area where Abineau meets Bear Jaw under the looming Humphreys Peak. The snow and the tree debris hide the trail in some areas, but hikers have ...
Arizona Daily Sun
Fri, 12 Jun 2015 14:02:11 -0700

Both the Humphreys Peak Trail and the Kachina Trail can be accessed from Arizona Snowbowl's lower parking lots. Snowbowl's summer operations run every Friday through Monday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., from Memorial Day weekend through mid-October.

Grand Canyon News

Grand Canyon News
Tue, 09 Jun 2015 09:41:15 -0700

The Grand Canyon Rec Center invites the public to join them in a hike to summit Humphreys peak on June 17. Mt. Humphreys is the tallest peak in Arizona and is located outside of Flagstaff. More information is available from the Rec Center at (928) 638 ...
Arizona Daily Sun
Sat, 05 Jul 2014 03:37:05 -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 ...
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 ...

Arizona Daily Sun

Arizona Daily Sun
Tue, 26 May 2015 04:36:14 -0700

Mike Suggs was watching the weather roll over the San Francisco Peaks throughout the Memorial Day weekend from his vantage point at the base of the Humphreys Peak Trail. Suggs is a graduate student in Northern Arizona University's forestry program ...

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