We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Humphrey's Peak

Kachina Peaks Wilderness, Coconino National Forest, Flagstaff, AZ
Review Highlights
Spectacular view of Northern Arizona and not a big detour from a Grand Canyon

Consider a hike up the sides of the San Franciso Peaks. HUmphrey's is tallest summit and then... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ian C
Fort Wayne, Indiana
I don't like to hike

My friends who love to hike love this one. I, however, do not. My attempt was in vain. This one is... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Whitney W
Read all 138 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good19%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“highest point” (17 reviews)
“start early” (6 reviews)
Kachina Peaks Wilderness, Coconino National Forest, Flagstaff, AZ
Write a Review
Reviews (138)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 137 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Consider a hike up the sides of the San Franciso Peaks. HUmphrey's is tallest summit and then reflect upon the fact that all on which you stand and see as part of the peaks was a supervolcano. The middle of the peaks is the ancient...More

Thank Ian C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friends who love to hike love this one. I, however, do not. My attempt was in vain. This one is not for me, but because my friends had such a great time i'll give it a 4.

Thank Whitney W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

To understand why this peak is sacred to the Hopi, the Navajo, and other locals, it helps to stand on it, in the cool, thin air, well above the tree line, at about 12,633 feet. It is humbling indeed, at this elevation, to remember that...More

Thank William M
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Expect to hike for at least six hours. Come prepared. In the summer monsoon season, start early so you don't get caught in the afternoon rain. Less crowded after Labor Day, well into October.

Thank Ryan T
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

Relatively easy mountain to hike. The trails were easy to follow and the elevation gain was moderate, 3,500 ft in 4.8 miles. The views were absolutely incredible, especially (but not exclusively) above the tree line. The hike is a great experience and can easily be...More

1  Thank Pasetbo
Reviewed 14 July 2017

We hiked the trail from the Snobowl to the summit at 12,633 feet. Up to the saddle at 11,800 feet the trail is through the forest with occasional vistas. Great views from the saddle which is a good stopping point for those not wishing to...More

Thank chalm1
Reviewed 28 June 2017

Park at the ski lodge and begin hike up to top with approximate elevation climb of 3000 feet. Don't take the chair lift up and begin there. That's cheating. Just kidding. But, if you're not in good enough shape to start from the bottom then...More

1  Thank Rickybrowneyes
Reviewed 26 June 2017

This hike does require 4+ hours of strenuous exercise. If that's not something you can do, then you can always go part of the way and turn back, since it is out and back. This hike can take 6 hours if you are not moving...More

2  Thank Adamatkin
Reviewed 26 June 2017

This was a 7.5 hour hike, sure my wife could have done it in under 6 hours. She is tge one in shape, I'm recovering from back surgery 8 weeks ago. But since I just turned 50, boasted about making it to the top, I...More

3  Thank 150NightsPerYear
Reviewed 21 June 2017

I can't give this hike a 5 because many people won't be able to make it. Be sure, before taking the challenge, that you have the lung capacity to continue to ascend at 12,000 feet. And start early so you're close to the return when...More

Thank Zoom_Gotti
Nearby Restaurants
The Horsemen Lodge
450 reviews
14.93 km away
Brandy's Restaurant & Bakery
400 reviews
15.04 km away
Mama Burger
101 reviews
15.78 km away
Mary's Cafe
43 reviews
15.36 km away
Nearby Attractions
Rivers & Oceans
77 reviews
15.19 km away
Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument
1,585 reviews
14.85 km away
Lava River Cave
386 reviews
14.33 km away
Museum of Northern Arizona
449 reviews
12.51 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Darren T
24 May 2017|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from jesse o | Reviewed this property |
It's been three weeks since I saw it under conditions that would be very challenging for children so I don't know how quickly its melting out. I recommend you call the forest service office. I'm sorry I don't know other... More
4 January 2017|
Response from Ian C |
There are National Forests around the base. last I knew of you don't need a permit. Check in with the Coconino NF folks or the local outfitter to be sure.
Lacey B
4 January 2017|
Response from PokharaRN | Reviewed this property |
I don't think the snow lifts operates in the summer. And I know the lifts don't go up to Mt. Humphrey. You might get thunderstorms in July so just check the weather before you go on a long hike. Hope this helps.