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 Humphreys Peak Trail has a maximum elevation of 12,627 ft (3,849 m), a minimum elevation of 9,291 ft (2,832 m), and an elevation gain of 19,607 ft (5,976 m) in the [ A to B ] direction.
The following chart shows the total calories that you may expend on the Humphreys Peak Trail while hiking in the [ A to B ] and [ B to A ] direction at a typical speed and is based on gross weight (which includes anything carried), the topography, trail length and trail conditions.
|[ A to B ] or [ B to A ]|
|Steps 1||Length 2||Min Ele 3||Max Ele 4|
|12,010||5.3 mi||9,291 ft||12,627 ft|
|[ A to B ]|
|Time 5||Floors 6||Gain 7||Loss 8|
|3.5 hrs||62.0||19,607 ft||8,037 ft|
|[ B to A ]|
|2.3 hrs||3.5||8,037 ft||19,607 ft|
The length of the Humphreys Peak Trail is 5.3 mi (8.5 km) or 12,010 steps.
A person in good physical health can hike the Humphreys Peak Trail in 3.5 hrs in the [ A to B ] direction, and in 2.3 hrs in the [ B to A ] direction.
Download free Humphreys Peak Trail topo maps and the adjoining quads to plan your hike. These are full-sheet, 7.5 Minute (1:24,000 scale) Coconino National Forest topographic maps. Do you want full-sheet outdoor recreation JPEG Topo Maps?
Yes, and it's free! The Humphreys Peak Trail is located on the Humphreys Peak topo map. Use the adjoining quadrangle legend to download the map.
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