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Humphrey's Peak

Kachina Peaks Wilderness, Coconino National Forest, Flagstaff, AZ
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Ranked #5 of 44 attractions in Flagstaff
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mountains
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

This is an iconic hike for Arizona - the highest point and a challenge. This was my 5th attempt and 3rd summit. This time I was 52, so moving a little slower than when I first summited in 2001 at 39 years old. In 2001 I did the entire hike in 4.5 hours total with a short stop at the... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

A friend and I hiked to the summit during the last week in June. It was probably the best time to hike Humphreys. So many reviews and even a guy in a camp site next to ours warned us about the gusts and wind at the top. Turned out to be a beautiful day from the start to the top... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Humphrey's Peak is the highest spot in Az at 12,600 feet. It's a moderate to strenuous hike so it shouldn't be taken lightly! From the parking lot to the summit it's about 5 miles. I do this hike once a year and it takes 6-7 hours, just depending on how long I hang out at the top. For some it... More

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Tucson, Arizona, United States
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Longer than the 4.8 miles the trailhead sign says: my GPS said it was a little over 5.1 miles to the summit. Every bit as hard as a 3300 foot elevation gain over 5 miles sounds. The first 3 miles or so is a very pleasant walk through what feels like a fairy-tale forest gently sloping upward. Then, all of... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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58 reviews 58 reviews
5 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Take the lift up to see this gorgeous view of Humphrey's Peak. The lift takes 30 minutes each way and provides for a serene, relaxing ride up and down. A little scary for those afraid of heights, but you can do it!

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Athens, Ohio
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

This is often advertised as a 5 hour trip, however I would count on 7-8 if your party isn't in tip top shape. You don't have to be a triathlete, but you should be in some degree of shape and capable of walking on uneven ground. June is probably the best month, but expect some steady wind above the Saddle... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

One of my favorite hikes in AZ, while the hike itself isn't too terribly difficult, the altitude will get to you if you aren't from the area. You basically start at the snowbowl ski lodge area and hike across the bunny hill and you're soon in the forest going up towards the highest point in AZ. The first time we... More

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Estes Park
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12 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Trail was in fine shape and you hardly notcie that you are gaining over 3K feet of elevation. And the views from the summit were incredible. Start early to beat the heat and the crowds although we think most just were heading for the saddle which offers 360 views and is itself a destination on the way.

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Columbia, SC
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37 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

We took the best pictures near Sunset Crater National Park. The next best pictures were from Walnut Canyon National Monument.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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9 reviews 9 reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Probably one of my top 5 proudest physical achievements was climbing this thing. I think it took us around 8 hours round trip, and we weren't really hurrying. The views from the top are amazing! A few words of advice: Layer- it's windy and cold at the top, but you'll get warm in the middle. I think I took my... More

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