Humphreys Peak Trail #151

Coconino National Forest
Located 11.6 miles from Flagstaff, Arizona (AZ)
5 Stars
12,010 Steps 1  (5.3 mi)

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.

Humphreys Peak TrailTrees at the Humphreys Peak TrailHumphreys Peak Trailhead


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 range of 3,336 ft (1,017 m).


[ A to B ] or [ B to A ]
Steps 1Length 2Min Ele 3Max Ele 4
12,0105.3 mi9,291 ft12,627 ft
[ A to B ]
Time 5Floors 6Gain 7Loss 8
3.5 hrs277.83,333 ft0 ft
[ B to A ]
2.3 hrs0.00 ft3,333 ft

What is the length of the Humphreys Peak Trail?

The length of the trail is 5.3 mi (8.5 km) or 12,010 steps.

How long does it take to hike the Humphreys Peak Trail?

A person in good physical health can hike the trail in 3.5 hrs in the [ A to B ] direction, and in 2.3 hrs in the [ B to A ] direction.


The following chart shows the total calories that you may expend on the 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.

Topo Maps

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. Do you want full-sheet outdoor recreation JPEG Topo Maps?

Adjoining 7.5' Quadrangle Legend

  1. Northwest Topo Map: Kendrick Peak, AZ
  2. North Topo Map: White Horse Hills, AZ
  3. Northeast Topo Map: O'Leary Peak, AZ
  4. West Topo Map: Wing Mountain, AZ
  5. Topo Map: Humphreys Peak, AZ
  6. East Topo Map: Sunset Crater West, AZ
  7. Southwest Topo Map: Bellemont, AZ
  8. South Topo Map: Flagstaff West, AZ
  9. Southeast Topo Map: Flagstaff East, AZ

Is there a Humphreys Peak trail map?

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.



  1. Steps is a unit of distance equal to the sum of stride lengths that vary with the terrain.
  2. Length is the distance of the trail between the two trailheads, measured on the trail.
  3. Min Ele is the minimum elevation on the trail.
  4. Max Ele is the maximum elevation on the trail.
  5. Time is the typical total time required to hike the trail.
  6. Floors is the gain divided by twelve, the height of one floor.
  7. Gain (cumulative elevation gain) is the sum of every gain in elevation.
  8. Loss (cumulative elevation loss) is the sum of every loss in elevation.