View of Four Peaks with some snow
|Elevation||7,659 ft (2,334 m) NAVD 88|
|Prominence||3,297 ft (1,005 m) |
|Parent range||Mazatzal Mountains|
|Topo map||USGS Four Peaks|
|Easiest route||Scramble, class 3|
Four Peaks (Yavapai: Wi:khoba) is a prominent landmark on the eastern skyline of Phoenix. Part of the Mazatzal Mountains, it is located in the Tonto National Forest 40 miles (64 km) east-northeast of Phoenix, in the 61,074-acre (247.16 km2) Four Peaks Wilderness. On rare occasions, Four Peaks offers much of the Phoenix metro area a view of snow-covered peaks, and is the highest point in Maricopa County. Four Peaks contains 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). The remaining summits are unnamed, and from north to south are 7,644 feet (2,330 m), 7,574 feet (2,309 m) and 7,526 feet (2,294 m) in altitude.
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- Alan William Shaterian (1983), Phonology and Dictionary of Yavapai, University of California, Berkeley
- "Four Peaks Wilderness". Wilderness.net. Retrieved 2014-02-04.
- "Four Peaks North Middle, Arizona". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 2014-02-04.
- "Four Peaks South Middle, Arizona". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 2014-02-04.
- "Four Peaks South, Arizona". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 2014-02-04.
- "Browns Peak". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
- "Four Peaks Wilderness". Tonto National Forest.
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