Humphreys Peak

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Humphreys Peak
Hopi: Aaloosaktukwi Navajo: Doko'o'osliid
San Francisco Peaks, winter.jpg
Humphreys Peak in winter 2004
Highest point
Elevation12,637 ft (3,852 m) NAVD 88[1]
Prominence6,039 ft (1,841 m)[2]
Isolation245.85 miles (395.66 km)
Coordinates35°20′47″N 111°40′41″W / 35.3463205°N 111.6779995°W / 35.3463205; -111.6779995Coordinates: 35°20′47″N 111°40′41″W / 35.3463205°N 111.6779995°W / 35.3463205; -111.6779995[4]
Humphreys Peak is located in Arizona
Humphreys Peak
Humphreys Peak
LocationCoconino County, Arizona, U.S.
Parent rangeSan Francisco Peaks
Topo mapUSGS Humphreys Peak
Mountain typeigneous, volcanic
Volcanic fieldSan Francisco volcanic field
Easiest routeHumphreys Trail, class 1[5]

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,[6] with an elevation of 12,637 feet (3,852 m)[1] 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.[5]

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.[4]

Humphreys Peak right of center from the Humphreys-Agassiz saddle to the south

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  1. ^ a b "Frisco". NGS data sheet. U.S. National Geodetic Survey. Retrieved November 13, 2008.
  2. ^ "Humphreys Peak, Arizona". Retrieved November 13, 2008.
  3. ^ "United States State High Points (plus DC)". Retrieved August 17, 2016.
  4. ^ a b "Humphreys Peak". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved June 30, 2021.
  5. ^ a b "Humphreys Trail #51". Coconino National Forest, U.S. Forest Service. Retrieved February 4, 2014.
  6. ^ "Elevations and Distances in the United States". United States Geological Survey. April 29, 2005. Archived from the original on June 1, 2008. Retrieved March 29, 2009.

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