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Humphrey's Peak, Flagstaff

#8 of 14 in Nature in Flagstaff
Mountain · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Humphreys Peak (Hopi: Aaloosaktukwi, Navajo: Dookʼoʼoosłííd) is the highest natural point and the second most prominent peak after Mount Graham in the U.S. state of Arizona, with an elevation of 12,637 feet (3,852 m) 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 dormant 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 Summit Trail that begins at the Arizona Snowbowl ski resort in the Coconino National Forest.
Humphreys Peak was named in about 1870 for Arizona 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.
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  • This was the first time I had done the hike in Winter. we started at 830am and plenty of parking space with good signposts on where to park and start the hike. We were well prepared for bad weather...  more »
  • Parking lot was fairly full by 11AM when I arrived. There was a port-a-potty near the trailhead. The hike does start with a lot of exposed roots so be cautious. The weather was nice and cool, the...  more »

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