View of Four Peaks with some snow
|Elevation||7,659 ft (2,334 m) NAVD 88|
|Prominence||3,297 ft (1,005 m) |
|Listing||Arizona county high point|
|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) is a prominent landmark on the eastern skyline of Phoenix. Part of the Mazatzal Mountains, it is located in the Four Peaks Wilderness. on the Tonto National Forest, 40 miles (64 km) east-northeast of Phoenix. On rare occasions, 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). 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), 7,574 feet (2,309 m) and 7,526 feet (2,294 m) in elevation.
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