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Humphreys Peak (San Francisco Mountain)  Arizona   #9280
Ranges: North America Ranges

Height: 3851 m -> 12635 feet
Prominence?: 1841 m above Hansen Pass
Line Parent?: Summit Peak (498.2 km away, at bearing 62 degrees)
Greater Parent: Mount Elbert (624.0 km away)

Location:   35.34633,-111.67800     35:20:47, -111:40:41   12S 438393 3911662 (17 km N of Flagstaff).   AreaCode: DL51/DG47
Humphreys Peak, Highest Point in Arizona
This peak is #1 on the Height List for Arizona . This peak is #2 in Prominence List for Arizona .Humphreys Peak, located in the San Francisco Mountains north of Flagstaff, is the highest mountain in Arizona. Roads lead high into the mountain range from several directions. The summit is a walk from most directions. The summit can be most easily reached by hiking the 4.5 miles (7.2 km) long Humphreys Trail that begins at the Arizona Snowbowl ski resort in the Coconino National Forest.

Name Notes: Named in about 1870 after General Andrew A. Humphreys, a U.S. Army officer who was a Union general during the American Civil War, and who later became Chief of Engineers of the United States Army Corps of Engineers. However, a General Land Office map from 1903 showed the name San Francisco Peak applied to this feature (apparently borrowed from San Francisco Mountain on which the peak stands). Thus the United States Board on Geographic Names approved the variant name in 1911. In 1933, the application of the names was rectified. To confuse things further, if you use USGS maps there are different names applied to each of the San Francisco Peaks.

Trip Reports within 1 km
74 2005.11.13 The High Point of Arizona, a Meager Peak Bag Klaus Haring

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27 Humphreys Peak, Highest Point in Arizona Klaus Haring
14 Humphreys and San Francisco Peaks Kevin Altheim
8 Humphreys Peak Serguei Okountsev