Trail Heads and Parking
This hike is only accessible in summer. There is a large parking area at the trail head with port-a-potties but no water. The trail head is off Snow Bowl Road and is a chair lift in winter.
4.5 miles for the ascent. 9 miles round trip.
Bet on it taking most of the day. Don't get caught on the summit late in the day either.
12,633 feet. The ascent is 3,333 feet.
Very Difficult. This is a long and strenuous hike. Added difficulty is the thinner oxygen near the summit. Be careful.
This hike is only accessible in summer and even then the weather is pretty dodgy with storms often blowing in. Due to the peak being 12,500 feet it can snow at any time of the year so make certain to bring warm clothes.
The first three quarters of the trail is through deep, damp and heavy pine forest with glimpses of the mountains and valleys through the trees. It is really beautiful.
There is a saddle at the tree line which a lot of people use as a turn around point. From that point on there is snow on the ground and no trees. It is bare rock with the occasional lichen mixed in with mud and ice.
From the saddle onwards it gets colder and colder; and the air gets thinner too. Bring plenty of water and food as stopping to eat for a while is a good way to get your breath back in the thin air.
The actual peak is after about five fake peaks. By the time you get that close to the summit you are tired and sore and want the hike to end. The constant fake peaks can psyche you out, so beware. Getting to the peak is worth it. You get a panoramic view of northern Arizona.
Trail Map Humphrey's Peak on Google Maps
. More information on Humphrey's Peak
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Arizona is an outdoor state and has lots of hiking in the city and around the state. Phoenix is unusual for most cities in having several large mountains in the center of the city with great hiking. Anyone who comes to Phoenix has to do the Echo Canyon trail on Camelback
and the Summit Hike on Squaw Peak
or Piesta Peak. The views of the city, suburbs and surrounding mountains are wonderful from Camelback and Piesta Peak.
For more experienced hikers there is the McDowell Mountains in North Scottsdale that has several difficult and strenuous hikes in Tom's Thumb
and Bell Pass
. Alternatively, you can hike the highest mountain in Arizona. At 12,600 feet Humphrey's Peak
is a long and difficult hike.
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I originally worked in the New York area of the United States in telecommunications before moving to Washington DC and
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