Humphreys Peak is the highest point in Arizona, located within the Kachina Peaks Wilderness Area of the Coconino National Forest. The Humphreys Peak Trail begins at a parking lot located immediately before the entrance to the Snow Bowl ski area, and ends at Humphreys Peak. The trail climbs through a forest of Aspen, Fir and Spruce with many steep switchbacks. As the trail approaches the peak, the landscape becomes very rocky and the air much thinner. The weather can also become unpredictable at this elevation; beware of lightning. The views are magnificent from the top; when you reach the peak, take time to sit down, relax, enjoy the view and be proud of having climbed Arizona's tallest peak.
The length of the Humphreys Peak Trail in Coconino National Forest is 5.1 miles and requires around 3.6 hours to hike one-way. The trail has a maximum elevation of 12,627 feet, a cumulative elevation gain of 3.7 miles and a cumulative elevation loss of 1.5 miles.
The following chart shows the total calories that you can expend on the Humphreys Peak Trail while hiking (round-trip) at a typical speed and is based on gross weight (which includes anything carried), the topography, trail length and trail conditions.
Humphreys Peak Topo Map: Download the free Humphreys Peak Trail topo map and the adjoining quads to plan your hike. These are full-sheet, 7.5 Minute (1:24,000 scale) Coconino National Forest topographic maps.
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