Humphrey’s Peak: Touch Arizona’s Highest Point
Hiking Mt. Humphrey’s affords many excellent opportunities: bag Arizona’s highest peak at 12,635 feet above sea level, observe sweeping views into the gorgeous Inner Basin, out to Grand Canyon, Sunset Crater, Vermillion Cliffs, and Sedona, and observe the last great volcano of the Colorado Plateau. Hiking Mt. Humphrey’s is not only a scenic climb to a tremendous personal accomplishment, but also a wonderful chance to live in the violent volcanic history that has given Flagstaff its famous skyline. Contact our office for more information about hiking Mt. Humphrey’s!
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Humphrey’s Peak Hiking Information
Distance: 10 miles out-and-back
Difficulty: Strenuous (not for beginner hikers)
Best Season to Hike: Summer (all other seasons present snow, ice, technical challenges)
Permits: None Required for day hiking, permits required for overnight
What’s the Deal?: Humphrey’s Peak is Arizona’s tallest mountain, standing 12,633 feet above sea level. Due to this distinction, it is also one of Arizona and Flagstaff’s most popular hiking trails. The trail itself is relatively benign, the real challenge is the altitude and sun, both of which are relentless and require advanced planning. Lightning can also be present, it is wise to be off the summit prior to 1pm in the summer.
More Information: Call our office at 602-904-2536 for information regarding guides and hiking
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