Humphreys Peak Trail

Flagstaff, Arizona

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This popular hike takes you to the highest summit in Arizona, which is in the Kachina Peaks Wilderness. On a clear day, the views are incredible. Note that cross-country hiking is prohibited by the U.S. Forest Service above 11,400 feet in the San Francisco Peaks. The climate in this Arctic life zone is similar to that in the far northern regions of Canada and Alaska. Low stone walls mark the summit. A large portion of northern Arizona is visible from this lofty perch. If the air is clear, you can see Utah’s 10,300-foot Navajo Mountain to the north-northeast, and the 11,400-foot White Mountains in east central Arizona near the New Mexico border. The Mogollon Rim and some of its canyons can be seen to the south, as well as the rugged mountain ranges of central Arizona.

Humphreys Peak Trail Professional Review and Guide

"This popular hike takes you to the highest summit in Arizona, which is in the Kachina Peaks Wilderness. On a clear day, the views are incredible. Note that cross-country hiking is prohibited by the U.S. Forest Service above 11,400 feet in the San Francisco Peaks.

The climate in this Arctic life zone is similar to that in the far northern regions of Canada and Alaska. Low stone walls mark the summit. A large portion of northern Arizona is visible from this lofty perch. If the air is clear, you can see Utah’s 10,300-foot Navajo Mountain to the north-northeast, and the 11,400-foot White Mountains in east central Arizona near the New Mexico border. The Mogollon Rim and some of its canyons can be seen to the south, as well as the rugged mountain ranges of central Arizona."

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Flagstaff
Distance: 8.8
Elevation Gain: 3,330 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Difficult
Duration: Day hike
Season: Best May to October
Trailhead Elevation: 9,500 feet
Top Elevation: 12,633 feet
Local Contacts: Peaks Ranger District, Coconino National Forest
Local Maps: USGS Humphreys Peak; Coconino National Forest
Driving Directions: Directions to Humphreys Peak Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

7/1/2008
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This trail was a little easier than I anticipated. Be sure to check the weather before you leave. There was a 15% chance of thunderstorms the day we went and we didn't think anything of it until a storm developed around us while we were at the top. VERY SCARY. Couldn't come down for an hour and a half. Great view before the storm though.



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