7 Tallest Mountain in Arizona to Hike, Choose Your Fighter!Jan 11, 2021 09:15 PM Tallest Mountain in Arizona - Photo by Charlie Nguyen from Flickr
Tripboba.com - For hiking enthusiasts, Arizona is the paradise on earth that they should visit at least once in their lifetime. It is not only offering breathtaking scenery but also the unique character of the hiking trails, which gives a special challenge for the hikers to keep coming every season.
Here in this article, you will find the top 7 tallest mountain in Arizona compiled by Tripboba that will make it easier for you to find your next vacation destination.
What are they? Let's check them out!
Tallest Mountain in Arizona
1. Humphreys Peak
Humphreys Peak is the tallest mountain in Arizona which also become the second most prominent peak after Mount Graham in Arizona. It is located in the Kachina Peaks Wilderness in Coconino National Forest, precisely at the north of Flagstaff, Arizona.
Humphreys Peak has 12,633 ft (3850m) height with a prominence of 6,039 ft (1,841 m). You can easily reach the peak of the Humphreys through 4,8 miles length trail which starts from the Arizona Snowbowl ski resort nestled in the Coconino National Forest.
2. Agassiz Peak
With an elevation of 12,360 ft (3,767 m), Agassiz Peak comes as the second-highest mountain in Arizona which also located in the north of Flagstaff, Arizona, and nestled in the San Francisco Peaks. Precisely in the Kachina Peak Wilderness which located in the Coconino National Forest.
Most of the hikers can not find any difference between Agassiz Peak with Humphreys Peak because they only have slightly different heights and it is located between Humphreys Peak and Flagstaff. But, you are only allowed to hike Agassiz Peak in the winter when the mountain is covered by snow.
3. Fremont Peak
Nestled in the San Francisco Peaks, Fremont Peak is the third tallest mountain in Arizona which has an elevation of 11,973 ft (3,649 m).
Offering all-year-round views of the south from any high point in the San Francisco Peaks along the trail, Fremont Peak is the easiest to reach from Doyle Saddle. You can see its peak from the Flagstaff as the pointy peak on the right.
4. Aubineau Peak
Aubineau Peak is the fourth highest mountain in Arizona with an elevation of 11,838 ft (3608 m) and located overshadowed by Humphreys Peak.
The best time to climb this peak is in July through some of the possible routes which also involve some cross country travel. If you are looking for the most straightforward route, then you need to take the trail which leads you to the Humphreys and drop off the summit down the ridgeline to Aubineau.
5. Doyle Peak
Doyle Peak is on the next tallest mountain in the Arizona list which has an elevation of 11,464 ft (3,494 m) with a prominence of 660 ft (201 m).
Doyle Peak is in the San Francisco Peaks of northern Arizona. "Doyle" is the modern name of this peak, because back in the 1930s, this peak is named "Schultz" even on the map.
The trail that you will climb to reach Doyle Peak is quite steep and slippery, so, it is better for the hiker with advanced skill.
6. Mount Baldy
Located in the eastern of Arizona, Mount Baldy is the next tallest mountain in Arizona which has an elevation of 11,409 ft (3,477 m) with a prominence of 4,723 ft (1,440 m).
You can identify its characteristic by its name "Baldy". Yes, it has less vegetation. Even so, Mount Baldy is one of the most sacred mountains to the Apache of Arizona. Besides, Mount Baldy also has the headwaters of the Little Colorado River and Salt River which produces the most plentiful trout fishing streams in Arizona.
If you are lucky, you may also meet the Mexican Grey Wolf along the trail because Mount Baldy also well-known for its wildlife.
7. Apache Peak
Last but not least 7 tallest mountain in Arizona which compiled by Tripboba is Apache Peak. It has an elevation of 11,100 ft (3,383 m) which can be easily reached from the Sunrise Park Resort.
Apache Peak can be explored all year round, when you come in the winter you can ride the lift towards the peak while enjoying the view of the mountain covered with the snow and do skiing or snowboarding. While in the summer, you can challenge your hiking skill by doing any kind of outdoor activity.
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