Welcome to my Arizona peaks page, where I track my various climbs, hikes and drives to the highest or most prominent mountains in Arizona. I moved to the Phoenix area of Arizona in 1992 and started humbly, hiking local Camelback Mountain that fall (and many, 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. It was in 1999 that I got hooked on the county highpointing challenge. I had already hiked four or five of the county highpoints when I got wind of this list, and I finished off the remaining set over the following year, completing the list in June 2000.

The peaks I have climbed are listed below in chronological order. If it seems I didn't do much for a number of years, it just means I was probably hiking up Camelback or nearby Piestewa Peak over and over again. Starting in 2003, I re-did all of the county highpoints with my wife Beth, and in 2005, I started working on the list of the most prominent mountains. All of these lists are found at the bottom 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

Oct. 1992 + 200 ascents

Humphreys Peak

7-11-1994 (6 ascents total)
Arizona State Highpoint
Coconino County Highpoint

Harquahala Mountain

4-20-1997 & 2-14-2004
La Paz County Highpoint

Mount Lemmon

7-7-1997, 2004, 2010
Pima County Highpoint

Piestewa Peak

Mar. 1998 + 150 ascents
 

Mount Wrightson

6-20-1998 & 4-24-2004
Santa Cruz County Highpoint

Browns Peak

9-26-1999 & 12-15-2006
Maricopa County Highpoint

Mount Union

10-15-1999, 2003, 2008
Yavapai County Highpoint

Promontory & Myrtle Pts

11-11-1999 & 11-1-2003
Gila County Highpoint

Rice Peak (N. Slope)

12-5-1999 & 3-8-2003
Pinal County Highpoint
 

Signal Peak

12-18-1999, 2003, 2005
Yuma County Highpoint

"South KP Peak"

1-14-2000 & 2-28-2004
Greenlee County Highpoint

Chiricahua Peak

2-20-2000 & 11-8-2003
Cochise County Highpoint

Mount Graham

5-9-2000 & 7-19-2003
Graham County Highpoint
Prominence Rank: 1

Hualapai Peak

5-13-2000 & 10-18-2003
Mohave County Highpoint
 

Black Mesa

6-4-2000 & 5-30-2004
Navajo County Highpoint

Mount Baldy

6-24-2000 & 9-19-2004
Apache County Highpoint

Picacho Peak

3-9-2002 & 1-5-2008

Vulture Mountain

January 5, 2003

Ballard Peak

August 31, 2003
 

Hyde Creek Mountain

May 8, 2004

Woodchute Mountain

April 23, 2005

Heliograph Peak

May 13, 2005

Mount Trumbull

May 22, 2005

Towers Mountain

June 5, 2005
 

Kendrick Peak

June 18, 2005

Miller Peak

July 4, 2005

Escudilla Mountain

July 16, 2005

Aztec Peak

September 17, 2005

Guthrie Peak

October 29, 2005
 

Mazatzal Peak

November 19, 2005

Smith Peak

January 8, 2006

Bassett Peak

February 11, 2006

White Tank Mountain

February 19, 2006

Wasson Peak

March 4, 2006
 

Table Top

March 25, 2006

Pinal Peak

April 22, 2006

Mormon Mountain

May 7, 2006

Maple Peak

May 13, 2006

Roof Butte

May 18, 2006
 

Bill Williams Mountain

June 3, 2006

Wilson Mountain

June 10, 2006

Elden Mountain

September 23, 2006

Pine Mountain

October 21, 2006

Mount Ord

October 22, 2006
 

Crossman Peak

November 12, 2006

Keystone Peak

November 18, 2006

Mount Ajo

December 31, 2006

Cunningham Mountain

February 10, 2007

Kitt Peak

March 3, 2007
 

Atascosa Lookout

April 22, 2007

Blue Peak

May 26, 2007

Kaibab Plateau

July 27, 2007

O'Leary Peak

September 15, 2007

Silver Peak

October 6, 2007
 

Rincon Peak

November 11, 2007

Woolsey Peak

December 5, 2007

Swisshelm Mountain

December 15, 2007

Mount Perkins

January 10, 2008

Apache Peaks

February 17, 2008
 

Hutch Mountain

June 8, 2008

Apache Maid

June 9, 2008

Turtle Mountain

September 28, 2008

Newman Peak

November 11, 2008

Bryce Peak

November 22, 2008
 

Harcuvar Peak

December 19, 2008

Weaver Peak

January 18, 2009

Peloncillo Mountain

March 1, 2009

Reiley Peak

March 3, 2009

Mount Glenn

October 3, 2009
 

Sierra Estrella Peak

November 21, 2009

Mica Mountain

April 25, 2010

Saddle Mountain

May 16, 2010

Ladybug & Webb Peaks

June 19 & 20, 2010

Pastora Peak

July 10, 2010
 

Merriam Mountain

September 11, 2010

Red Mtn. (Patagonia)

October 10, 2010

Mae West Peak

November 6, 2010

Castle Dome Peak

February 26, 2011

Baker Butte

March 14, 2011
 

Squaw Peak (Verde Rim)

March 14, 2011

Mount Tipton

April 2, 2011

Peacock Peak

April 3, 2011

West Spruce Peak

April 24, 2011

Pass Mountain

May 1, 2011
 

Maverick Hill

May 9, 2011

Horse Mountain

June 4, 2011

Black Mtn (Cave Creek)

June 11, 2011

Sitgreaves Mountain

July 9, 2011

Red Butte

July 9, 2011
 

Grandview Benchmark

July 9, 2011

Red Mtn (S.F.V.F.)

August 6, 2011

Mount Hopkins

September 10, 2011

Black Mtn (Sedona)

October 22, 2011

Hackberry Mountain

October 23, 2011
 

Estrella Benchmark

November 6, 2011

East End

November 12, 2011

Apache Peak

November 19, 2011

Mohawk Mountain

December 10, 2011

Sheep Mountain

December 11, 2011
 

Daisy Mountain

12-17-2011 & 1-1-2012

Oatman Mountain

January 7, 2012

Sunrise Peak

1-16-12 & 10-21-12

Mount Wilson

January 22, 2012

Coyote Mountain

February 11, 2012
 

Ballard & Fissure Peaks

March 23, 2012

Juniper Flats Peak

March 24, 2012

Mount Kimball

March 31, 2012

Belmont Mtn (attempt)

April 15, 2012

Kings Crown (NE) Peak

April 28, 2012
 

Black Mesa (Ancha)

April 29, 2012

Greens Peak

July 16, 2012

Mount Bangs

October 7, 2012

Gila Lkt/Suappoa Peak

October 28, 2012

Diamond Mountain

November 25, 2012
 

Agua Caliente Hill

December 30, 2012

Pinta Benchmark

February 10, 2013

Duncan BM (GWC)

April 6, 2013

Dos Cabezas Peak

April 20, 2013

Mitchell Peak

May 18, 2013
 

Rose Peak

May 18, 2013

Hedgepeth Hills

August 24, 2013

Blue Jay Peak

September 28, 2013

Wolf Hole Mountain

October 12, 2013

Mount Dellenbaugh

October 13, 2013
 

Mount Logan

October 13, 2013

Baboquivari Peak

November 9, 2013

Sunrise via Lost Dog

November 16, 2013

Union Hills

November 30, 2013

Peak 2786 (Usery Hills)

January 1, 2014
 

Golden Gate Mountain

January 11, 2014

Cat Mountain

January 11, 2014

Black Mtn (Pinal Co.)

February 1, 2014

Whiskey Spring Head

February 23, 2014

Peak 2765 (Peoria City HP)

February 23, 2014
 

West Cedar Mountain

March 14, 2014

Wickenburg Mountains

April 12, 2014

The County
Highpoints

I climbed all fifteen 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.

ApacheMount 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.

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

All Remaining
Peaks

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. Some are just for the pure fun of it, but some day I am sure I'll find some arcane statistical reason to justify it.

Agua Caliente
Apache Maid
Atascosa Lkt
Baker Butte
Belmont (attempt)
Black (Cave Creek)
Black (Pinal)
Black (Sedona)
Black Mesa (Ancha)
Blue
Blue Jay
Camelback
Cat
Daisy
Dellenbaugh
Diamond
East End
Elden
Estrella BM
Gila/Suappoa
Golden Gate
Grandview
Greens
Hackberry
Hedgepeth Hills
Heliograph
Hopkins
Horse
Hutch
Hyde Creek
Juniper Flats
Kimball
Kings Crown NE
Ladybug
Logan
Maverick
Merriam
Mitchell
Mormon
Oatman
O'Leary
Pass
Peoria HP (Pk 2765)
Picacho
Piestewa
Red (Coconino)
Red (Patagonia)
Red Butte
Rose
Saddle
Sitgreaves
Squaw (Verde Rim)
Sunrise
Towers
Union Hills
Usery Hills Peak 2786
Vulture
Webb Peak
West Cedar
West Spruce
Whiskey Spring
Wickenburg Mtns
Wilson (Sedona)
Wolf Hole

Arizona County Highpoints at www.cohp.orgArizona County Highpoints at Summitpost.org
Arziona's Most Prominent Mountains at Summitpost.orgCity Highpoints of Maricopa County
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