Humphreys Peak
The Peak
Rank: #1 Summit Elevation: 12,633 ft.
Vegetation: Conifer forest, aspens, bristlecone pine, small tundra shrubs, lichen, and wildflowers. Frequently Seen Animals: deer, elk, white-throated swifts at highest elevations.
Hiking Season: Late spring to fall.  
The Trail
Name: Humphreys Trail #151 Difficulty: Strenuous
Length of Hike (r/t): 9.0 miles Trail Elevation Change: 3,333ft.
Water: none Trailhead Elevation: 9,300 ft.
Tips: Humphreys Peak trail is steep!  The last mile of the hike puts you above tree-line, and is very steep and rocky. Treeline is around 11,400 ft. No camping above treeline.There is no hiking off-trail above treeline in order to protect the San Francisco Peaks Groundsel. The trail is within the Kachina Peaks Wilderness Area, so practice Leave No Trace ethics--take only pictures, leave only footprints.
Hiking Permit Needed: None Maximum Group Size: 10
Dogs Permitted: Yes, leashed. Horses Permitted: No.
Cross-country Skiing Permitted: No. Mountain Bikes Permitted: No.
Safety Tips: Humphrey's Peak is the highest mountain in Arizona - pay attention to signs of altitude sickness. Because of lightning danger, do not attempt an afternoon hike to the summit if thunderstorms are in the forecast! Pack warm clothes: It may snow any day of the year. Avalanche danger in winter and early spring.
The Drive
General Location: San Francisco Peaks north of Flagstaff Trailhead Accessible to Low-Clearance Vehicles: Yes
Nearest Town: Flagstaff (14 miles)  
Directions: From Flagstaff, drive north on HWY 180 7 miles to Snow Bowl Road.  Turn right on Snow Bowl Road and continue 7 miles to the Snow Bowl parking lot. The trailhead is at the north end of the parking lot.
More Information
U.S.G.S. Quad Name(s): Humphreys Peak Office of Tourism Region: Grand Canyon Country
County: Coconino Managing Agency: Peaks Ranger Station, Coconino National Forest, 5075 N. Highway 89, Flagstaff, Arizona 86004, (928) 526-0866 
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