Humphreys Peak

Elevation (feet): 12,633
Elevation (meters): 3,851
Continent: North America
Country: United States
Range/Region: Colorado Plateau
State: Arizona
Latitude: 35.3333
Longitude: -111.683
Difficulty: Walk up
Best months for climbing: Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
Nearest major airport: Flagstaff, Arizona
Convenient Center: Flagstaff, Arizona

Humphreys Peak is the highest peak in Arizona. It rises in the Kachina Peaks Wilderness Area, immediately north of Flagstaff. The area is volcanic in origin, as is apparent by the conal shapes of some of the neighboring peaks, but Humphreys is now heavily eroded, and has lost its symmetry. On a clear day on the summit, the view to the northwest includes the rim of the Grand Canyon. Usual access to Humphreys is via the Arizona Snow Bowl, a popular ski lodge located just south of the mountain. In addition to the region's recreational appeal, it is sacred to several Native American tribes, so respectful hiking and climbing is essential.