Four Peaks

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Browns Peak
Yavapai: Wikopa
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View of Four Peaks with some snow
Highest point
Elevation 7,659 ft (2,334 m)  NAVD 88[2]
Prominence 3,297 ft (1,005 m) [3]
Listing Arizona county high point[1]
Coordinates 33°41′04″N 111°19′32″W / 33.684357033°N 111.325686994°W / 33.684357033; -111.325686994Coordinates: 33°41′04″N 111°19′32″W / 33.684357033°N 111.325686994°W / 33.684357033; -111.325686994[2]
Browns Peak is located in Arizona
Browns Peak
Browns Peak
Location Gila / Maricopa counties, Arizona, U.S.
Parent range Mazatzal Mountains
Topo map USGS Four Peaks
Easiest route Scramble, class 3

Four Peaks (Yavapai: Wi:khoba[4]) is a prominent landmark on the eastern skyline of Phoenix. Part of the Mazatzal Mountains, it is located in the Four Peaks Wilderness.[5] on the Tonto National Forest, 40 miles (64 km) east-northeast of Phoenix. In winter, Four Peaks offers much of the Phoenix metro area a view of snow-covered peaks. Four Peaks is the site of an amethyst mine that produces top-grade amethyst.

The name Four Peaks is a reference to the four distinct peaks of a north–south ridge forming the massif's summit. The northernmost peak is named Brown's Peak and is the tallest of the four at 7,659 feet (2,334 m).[2] It is the highest point in Maricopa County. The remaining summits are unnamed, and from north to south are 7,644 feet (2,330 m),[6] 7,574 feet (2,309 m)[7] and 7,526 feet (2,294 m)[8] in elevation.


  1. ^ "Arizona County High Points". Retrieved 2016-08-16. 
  2. ^ a b c "Four Peaks". NGS data sheet. U.S. National Geodetic Survey. Retrieved 2014-02-04. 
  3. ^ "Browns Peak". Retrieved 2014-02-04. 
  4. ^ Alan William Shaterian (1983), Phonology and Dictionary of Yavapai, University of California, Berkeley 
  5. ^ "Four Peaks Wilderness". Retrieved 2014-02-04. 
  6. ^ "Four Peaks North Middle, Arizona". Retrieved 2014-02-04. 
  7. ^ "Four Peaks South Middle, Arizona". Retrieved 2014-02-04. 
  8. ^ "Four Peaks South, Arizona". Retrieved 2014-02-04. 

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