The County
Highpoints

I climbed all fifteen of the county highpoints of Arizona, completing the list on Mount Baldy in Apache County on June 24, 2000. According to "official" records at The County Highpointer Website, I was the 14th person to do this. I repeated almost all of the county highpoints with my wife, Beth, between 2003 and 2004. On December 15, 2006, I climbed Brown's Peak in Maricopa County to give me a second completion of the fifteen county highpoints. As of 2012, only three people: Andy Martin, myself, and Rick Hartman, have done this. I doubt I will be trying for a third completion.

Apache ... Mount Baldy
Cochise ...
Chiricahua Peak
Coconino ...
Humphreys Peak
Gila ...
Promontory & Myrtle Points
Graham ...
Mount Graham
Greenlee ...
South KP Peak
La Paz ...
Harquahala Mountain
Maricopa ...
Browns Peak
Mohave ...
Hualapai Peak
Navajo ...
Black Mesa
Pima ...
Mount Lemmon
Pinal ...
Rice Peak (N. Slope)
Santa Cruz ...
Mount Wrightson
Yavapai ...
Mount Union
Yuma ...
Signal Peak

Arizona County Highpoints
Statistics Summary

County Map

Click on the image for a larger view.


The 2,000-foot
Prominence Peaks

Below is the list of peaks in Arizona with a minimum of 2,000 feet of prominence. They are listed in order of prominence, with those peaks I have climbed highlighted as a hyperlink. The list of peaks with complete statistics can be found at Peakbagger.com, by Greg Slayden.

P6K ---------
Mount Graham
Humphreys Peak
P5K ---------
Mount Lemmon
Chiricahua Peak
Miller Peak
P4K ---------
Mount Baldy
Mica Mountain
Mount Wrightson
Hualapai Peak
Baboquivari Peak
Pinal Peak
P3K ---------
Mazatzal Peak
Mount Tipton
Kaibab Plateau HP
• Mount Turnbull
Signal Peak
Harquahala Mountain
Browns Peak
Dos Cabezas Peak
Sierra Estrella (Hayes Peak)
Mount Wilson
Roof Butte
Bassett Peak
Crossman Peak
P2K ---------
Mount Trumbull
Mount Union
Woodchute Mountain
Mount Bangs
Apache Peak
Mount Glenn
Smith Peak
Mount Ajo
Pastora Peak
Gu Achi Peak
Mount Ballard
Apache Peaks
Newman Peak
White Tank Mountains
Kendrick Peak
• Pinnacle Ridge
Aztec Peak
Keystone Peak
Mount Ord
Guthrie Peak
Maple Peak
Escudilla Peak
Table Top
Coyote Peak
Sheep Mountain
Reiley Peak
Bill Williams Mountain
Rincon Peak
Bryce Mountain
Duncan Benchmark
Peloncillo Mountain
Mohawk Mountain
Cunningham Peak
Weaver Peak
Wasson Peak
Kitt Peak
Peacock Peak
Castle Dome Peak
Woolsey Peak
Mohon Peak
Pine Mountain
Harcuvar Peak
Mount Perkins
Mae West Peak
Swisshelm Mountain
South Mountain
Pinta Benchmark
Silver Peak
Turtle Mountain


Remaining List

This is a list of all other peaks that I have climbed (or driven in a few cases) in Arizona. Many are part of the broader 1,000-foot prominence list. The tag P1K indicates a summit with between 1,000 and 1,999 feet of prominence. It's a subset of one of my many projects. Others are just for the pure fun of it, but some day I am sure I'll find some arcane statistical reason to justify it.

A 1 Mountain
Agua Caliente Peak
P1K
Antelope Mountain
Apache Maid Peak
Armer Mountain
P1K
Atascosa Lookout
Baker Butte
P1K
Belmont Peak (attempt)
Black Mountain (Cave Creek)
P1K
Black Mountain (Pinal)
P1K
Black Mountain (Sedona)
P1K
Black Mesa (Ancha)
P1K
Blue Mountain
Blue Jay Peak
P1K
Boardshack Knoll
Brown Mountain
Brown's Mountain
Buck Mountain
Burnt Mountain
P1K
Butte Peak
P1K
Camelback Mountain
P1K
Casa Grande Mountain
Cat Mountain
P1K
Cherum Peak
P1K
Childs Mountain
P1K
Coronado Peak
Daisy Mountain
P1K
Deem Hill Summit
Mount Dellenbaugh
P1K
Diamond Mountain
P1K
Dixie Peak
Dome Mountain
P1K
East End Peak
P1K
East Wing Mountain
Elden Mountain
P1K
Estrella Benchmark
P1K
Gila Lookout
Goat Hill
Golden Gate Mountain
P1K
Grandview Benchmark
P1K
Granite Mountain (Prescott)
P1K
Greens Peak
Guadu Benchmark
P1K
Hackberry Mountain
P1K
Hedgepeth Hills
Heliograph Peak
Mount Hopkins
P1K
Horse Mountain
P1K
Huachuca Peak
P1K
Hutch Mountain
P1K
Humboldt Mountain
Hyde Creek Peak
P1K
Juniper Flats Peak
P1K
Mount Kimball
P1K
Kings Crown N.E. Peak
P1K
Ladybug Peak
Mount Logan
P1K
Lookout Mountain
Margies Peak
P1K
Maricopa Pk (Ma Ha Tauk Ridge)
Maverick Hill
P1K
McDowell Peak
P1K
Merriam Crater
P1K
Mingus Mountain
Mitchell Peak
P1K
Monument Hill
Mormon Mountain
P1K
North Mountain
Oatman Mountain
P1K
Old Caves Crater
O'Leary Peak
P1K
Palo Verde Hills
P1K
Pass Mountain
P1K
Peak 2306 (Organ Pipe)
Peak 9913 (Cow Hill)
Peak 9947
Peoria City HP (Peak 2765)
Picacho Peak
P1K
Piestewa Peak
P1K
Picketpost Mountain
P1K
Pole Knoll
Quien Sabe Peak
Red Mountain (Coconino)
P1K
Red Mountain (Patagonia)
P1K
Red Butte
Rose Peak
P1K
Sacaton Peak
P1K
Saddle Mtn (Flagstaff)
P1K
Saddle Mtn (Tonopah)
P1K
Safford Peak
P1K
San Cayetano Peak
P1K
Sentinel Peak
Shaw Butte
Sitgreaves Mountain
P1K
Slate Mountain
Sonoyta Mountain
Squaw Peak (Verde Rim)
P1K
Stewart Mountain
P1K
Sunrise Peak
Superstition BM
P1K
Thompson Peak
Towers Mountain
P1K
Tumamoc Hill
Union Hills HP
Usery Hills Peak 2786
Usery Mountain
Vulture Peak
P1K
Walker Lake Crater
Waterman Peak
P1K
Webb Peak
West Cedar Peak
P1K
West Spruce Mountain
P1K
Whiskey Spring Head
White Horse Hills
Why Mountain & BM
Wickenburg Mountains
Wilson Peak (Sedona)
P1K
Wing Mountain
Wolf Hole Mountain
P1K


Arizona County Highpoints
at www.cohp.org

Arizona County Highpoints
at Summitpost.org

Arizona's Most Prominent
Mountains at Summitpost.org

City Highpoints of Maricopa County

Main Page

Welcome to my Arizona peaks page, where I track my climbs, hikes and drives to the highest or most prominent mountains in Arizona. I moved to Phoenix in 1992 and started humbly, hiking Camelback Mountain that fall (and many times thereafter). I hiked a few other peaks in the ensuing years, including the state highpoint, Humphreys Peak, a number of times between 1994 and 1999. In 1999, I got hooked on county highpoints. I had already hiked four or five of the county highpoints when I learned of this list, and I finished the remaining peaks over the following year, completing the list in June 2000.

The peaks I have climbed are shown below in chronological order. Starting in 2003, I revisited all of the county highpoints with my wife Beth, and in 2005, I started hiking peaks on the list of the most prominent mountains. All of these lists are found on the sidebar of this page.

While the many lists motivate me, the real value of these hikes are the journeys themselves, and the fun of exploring the back roads and remote reaches of Arizona. Arizona is a huge state with an incredibly varied topography, and we are continually surprised at what we discover.



Camelback Mountain

October 1992
(200+ ascents)
P1K

Humphreys Peak

1. July 11, 1994
2. June 14, 1997
3. September 13, 1997
4. September 26, 1998
5. July 3, 1999
6. June 13, 2003
P6KCOHPState HP

Harquahala Mountain

1. April 20, 1997
2. February 14, 2004
P3KCOHP

Mount Lemmon

1. July 7, 1997
2. August 28, 2004
3. June 13, 2010
P5KCOHP

Piestewa Peak

March 1998
(150+ ascents)
P1K
 

Mount Wrightson

1. June 20, 1998
2. April 24, 2004
P4KCOHP

Browns Peak

1. September 26, 1999
2. December 15, 2006
P3KCOHP

Mount Union

1. October 15, 1999
2. January 11, 2003
3. September 12, 2008
P2KCOHP

Mogollon Rim

1. November 11, 1999
2. November 1, 2003
COHP

Rice Peak (N. Slope)

1. December 5, 1999
2. March 8, 2003
COHP
 

Signal Peak

1. December 18, 1999
2. February 1, 2003
3. April 10, 2005
P3KCOHP

"South KP Peak"

1. January 14, 2000
2. February 28, 2004
P1KCOHP

Chiricahua Peak

1. February 20, 2000
2. November 8, 2003
P5KCOHP

Mount Graham

1. May 9, 2000
2. July 19, 2003
P6KCOHP

Hualapai Peak

1. May 13, 2000
2. October 18, 2003
P4KCOHP
 

Black Mesa

1. June 4, 2000
2. May 30, 2004
P1KCOHP

Mount Baldy

1. June 24, 2000
2. September 19, 2004
P4KCOHP

Picacho Peak

1. March 9, 2002
2. January 5, 2008
P1K

Vulture Mountain

January 5, 2003
P1K

Ballard Peak

1. August 31, 2003
2. March 23, 2012
 

Hyde Creek Mountain

May 8, 2004
P1K

Woodchute Mountain

April 23, 2005
P2K

Heliograph Peak

May 13, 2005

Mount Trumbull

May 22, 2005
P2K

Towers Mountain

June 5, 2005
P1K
 

Kendrick Peak

June 18, 2005
P2K

Miller Peak

July 4, 2005
P5K

Escudilla Mountain

July 16, 2005
P2K

Aztec Peak

September 17, 2005
P2K

Guthrie Peak

October 29, 2005
P2K
 

Mazatzal Peak

November 19, 2005
P3K

Smith Peak

January 8, 2006
P2K

Bassett Peak

February 11, 2006
P3K

White Tank Mountain

February 19, 2006
P2K

Wasson Peak

March 4, 2006
P2K
 

Table Top

March 25, 2006
P2K

Pinal Peak

April 22, 2006
P4K

Mormon Mountain

May 7, 2006
P1K

Maple Peak

May 13, 2006
P2K

Roof Butte

May 18, 2006
P2K
 

Bill Williams Mountain

June 3, 2006
P2K

Wilson Mountain

June 10, 2006
P1K

Elden Mountain

September 23, 2006
P1K

Pine Mountain

October 21, 2006
P2K

Mount Ord

October 22, 2006
P2K
 

Crossman Peak

November 12, 2006
P3K

Keystone Peak

November 18, 2006
P2K

Mount Ajo

December 31, 2006
P2K

Cunningham Mountain

February 10, 2007
P2K

Kitt Peak

March 3, 2007
P2K
 

Atascosa Lookout

April 22, 2007

Blue Peak

May 26, 2007

Kaibab Plateau

July 27, 2007
P2K

O'Leary Peak

September 15, 2007
P1K

Silver Peak

October 6, 2007
P2K
 

Rincon Peak

November 11, 2007
P2K

Woolsey Peak

December 5, 2007
P2K

Swisshelm Mountain

December 15, 2007
P2K

Mount Perkins

January 10, 2008
P2K

Apache Peaks

February 17, 2008
P2K
 

Hutch Mountain

June 8, 2008
P1K

Apache Maid

June 9, 2008

Turtle Mountain

September 28, 2008
P2K

Newman Peak

November 11, 2008
P2K

Bryce Peak

November 22, 2008
P2K
 

Harcuvar Peak

December 19, 2008
P2K

Weaver Peak

January 18, 2009
P2K

Peloncillo Mountain

March 1, 2009
P2K

Reiley Peak

March 3, 2009
P2K

Mount Glenn

October 3, 2009
P2K
 

Sierra Estrella Peak

November 21, 2009
P3K

Mica Mountain

April 25, 2010
P4K

Saddle Mountain
(Flagstaff)

May 16, 2010
P1K

Ladybug Peak &
Webb Peak

June 19 & 20, 2010

Pastora Peak

July 10, 2010
P2K
 

Merriam Crater

September 11, 2010
P1K

Red Mountain
(Patagonia)

October 10, 2010
P1K

Mae West Peak

November 6, 2010
P2K

Castle Dome Peak

February 26, 2011
P2K

Baker Butte

March 14, 2011
P1K
 

Squaw Peak
(Verde Rim)

March 14, 2011
P1K

Mount Tipton

April 2, 2011
P3K

Peacock Peak

April 3, 2011
P2K

West Spruce Peak

April 24, 2011
P1K

Pass Mountain

May 1, 2011
P1K
 

Maverick Hill

May 9, 2011
P1K

Horse Mountain

June 4, 2011
P1K

Black Mountain
(Cave Creek)

June 11, 2011
P1K

Sitgreaves Mountain

July 9, 2011
P1K

Red Butte

July 9, 2011
 

Grandview Benchmark

July 9, 2011
P1K

Red Mountain
(S.F.V.F.)

August 6, 2011
P1K

Mount Hopkins

September 10, 2011
P1K

Black Mountain
(Sedona)

October 22, 2011
P1K

Hackberry Mountain

October 23, 2011
P1K
 

Estrella Benchmark

November 6, 2011
P1K

East End

November 12, 2011
P1K

Apache Peak

November 19, 2011
P2K

Mohawk Mountain

December 10, 2011
P2K

Sheep Mountain

December 11, 2011
P2K
 

Daisy Mountain

1. December 17, 2011
2. January 1, 2012
P1K

Oatman Mountain

January 7, 2012
P1K

Sunrise Peak

1. January 16, 2012
(& other ascents)

Mount Wilson

January 22, 2012
P3K

Coyote Mountain

February 11, 2012
P2K
 

Ballard Peak &
Fissure Peaks

March 23, 2012
P2K

Juniper Flats Peak

March 24, 2012
P1K

Mount Kimball

March 31, 2012
P1K

Belmont Peak
(attempt)

April 15, 2012

NE Kings Crown Peak

April 28, 2012
P1K
 

Black Mesa
(Sierra Ancha)

April 29, 2012
P1K

Greens Peak

July 16, 2012

Mount Bangs

October 7, 2012
P2K

Gila Lookout
(Suappoa Peak)

October 28, 2012

Diamond Mountain

November 25, 2012
P1K
 

Agua Caliente Hill

December 30, 2012
P1K

Pinta Benchmark

February 10, 2013
P2K

Duncan Benchmark
(Grand Wash Cliffs)

April 6, 2013
P2K

Dos Cabezas Peak

April 20, 2013
P2K

Mitchell Peak

May 18, 2013
P1K
 

Rose Peak

May 18, 2013
P1K

Hedgepeth Hills

August 24, 2013

Blue Jay Peak

September 28, 2013
P1K

Wolf Hole Mountain

October 12, 2013
P1K

Mount Dellenbaugh

October 13, 2013
P1K
 

Mount Logan

October 13, 2013
P1K

Baboquivari Peak

November 9, 2013
P4K

Sunrise via Lost Dog

November 16, 2013

Union Hills

November 30, 2013

Usery Hills 2786

January 1, 2014
 

Golden Gate Mountain

January 11, 2014
P1K

Cat Mountain

January 11, 2014
P1K

Black Mountain
(Pinal County)

February 1, 2014
P1K

Whiskey Spring Head

February 23, 2014

Peak 2765 (Peoria HP)

February 23, 2014
 

West Cedar Mountain

March 14, 2014
P1K

Wickenburg Mtns

April 12, 2014

Antelope Peak

August 15, 2014

Pole Knoll

August 15, 2014

Peak 9947

August 16, 2014
 

Peak 9913 (Cow Hill)

August 16, 2014

Boardshack Knoll

August 16, 2014

North Mountain

September 7, 2014

Lookout Mountain

September 7, 2014

Shaw Butte

September 21, 2014
 

Quien Sabe Peak

October 5, 2014

Humboldt Mountain

October 19, 2014

Childs Mountain

November 8, 2014
P1K

Thompson Peak

November 23, 2014

Casa Grande Mountain

November 29, 2014
 

San Cayetano Peak

December 7, 2014
P1K

Why Mountain &
Benchmark

December 13, 2014

Margies Peak

December 21, 2014
P1K

Dixie Peak

January 1, 2015

Butte Peak

January 11, 2015
P1K
 

Old Caves Crater

January 15, 2015

Gu Achi Peak

February 8, 2015
P2K

Coronado Peak

February 21, 2015

Dome Mountain

March 8, 2015
P1K

Cherum Peak

March 12, 2015
P1K
 

South Mountain

April 12, 2015
P2K

Armer Mountain

April 19, 2015
P1K

Brown Mountain

April 26, 2015

Sentinel Peak

April 27, 2015

Saddle Mountain
(Tonopah)

May 9, 2015
P1K
 

White Horse Hills

May 22, 2015

Walker Lake Crater

May 22, 2015

Wing Mountain

May 23, 2015

Mingus Mountain

June 2, 2015

Slate Mountain

October 11, 2015
 

A 1 Mountain

October 12, 2015

Deem Hill Summit

October 18, 2015

Huachuca Peak

October 24, 2015
P1K

Picketpost Mountain

November 11, 2015
P1K

Goat Hill

November 14, 2015
 

Safford Peak

November 22, 2015
P1K

Tumamoc Hill

November 22, 2015

Maricopa Peak
(Ma Ha Tauk Ridge)

November 27, 2015

Palo Verde Hills

December 9, 2015
P1K

Monument Hill

December 9, 2015
 

Stewart Mountain

December 17, 2015
P1K

Sacaton Peak

December 20, 2015
P1K

East Wing Mountain

December 27, 2015

McDowell Peak

January 2, 2016
P1K

Peak 2306
(Organ Pipe NM)

January 16, 2016
 

Sonoyta Mountain

January 16, 2016

Guadu Benchmark

January 17, 2016
P1K

Usery Mountain

January 24, 2016

Superstition BM

January 30, 2016
P1K

Burnt Mountain

February 14, 2016
P1K
 

Granite Mountain
(Prescott)

February 27, 2016
P1K

Mohon Peak

March 5, 2016
P2K

Brown's Mountain

March 10, 2016

Buck Mountain

March 27, 2016

Waterman Peak

April 23, 2016
P1K