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.

Mount Graham
Humphreys Peak
LMount Lemmon
Chiricahua Peak
Miller Peak
Mount Baldy
Mica Mountain
Mount Wrightson
Hualapai Peak
Baboquivari Peak
Pinal Peak
Mazatzal Peak
Mount Tipton
Kaibab Plateau HP
• Turnbull
Signal Peak
Harquahala Mountain
Browns Peak
Dos Cabezas Peak
Sierra Estrella (Hayes Peak)
Mount Wilson
Roof Butte
Bassett Peak
Crossman Peak
Mount Trumbull
Mount Union
Woodchute Mountain
Mount Bangs
Apache Peak
Mount Glenn
Smith Peak
Mount Ajo
Pastora Peak
• Gu Achi
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
Pine Mountain
Harcuvar Peak
Mount Perkins
Mae West Peak
Swisshelm
• South
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.

Agua Caliente Peak P1K
Antelope Mountain
Apache Maid Peak
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
Camelback Mountain
P1K
Cat Mountain
P1K
Childs Mountain
P1K
Daisy Mountain
P1K
Mount Dellenbaugh
P1K
Diamond Mountain
P1K
East End Peak
P1K
Elden Mountain
P1K
Estrella Benchmark
P1K
Gila/Suappoa Peak
Golden Gate Mountain
P1K
Grandview Benchmark
P1K
Greens Peak
Hackberry Mountain
P1K
Hedgepeth Hills
Heliograph Peak
Mount Hopkins
P1K
Horse Mountain
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
Maverick Hill
P1K
Merriam Crater
P1K
Mitchell Peak
P1K
Mormon Mountain
P1K
North Mountain
Oatman Mountain
P1K
O'Leary Peak
P1K
Pass Mountain
P1K
Peak 9913 (Cow Hill)
Peak 9947
Peoria City HP (Peak 2765)
Picacho Peak
P1K
Piestewa Peak
P1K
Pole Knoll
Quien Sabe Peak
Red Mountain (Coconino)
P1K
Red Mountain (Patagonia)
P1K
Red Butte
Rose Peak
P1K
Saddle Mountain
P1K
Shaw Butte
Sitgreaves Mountain
P1K
Squaw Peak (Verde Rim)
P1K
Sunrise Peak
Towers Mountain
P1K
Union Hills HP
Usery Hills Peak 2786
Vulture Peak
P1K
Webb Peak
West Cedar Peak
P1K
West Spruce Mountain
P1K
Whiskey Spring Head
Wickenburg Mountains
Wilson Peak (Sedona)
P1K
Wolf Hole Mountain
P1K


Arizona County Highpoints
at www.cohp.org

Arizona County Highpoints
at Summitpost.org

Arziona'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)

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

Harquahala Mountain

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

Mount Lemmon

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

Piestewa Peak

March 1998
(150+ ascents)
 

Mount Wrightson

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

Browns Peak

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

Mount Union

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

Mogollon Rim

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

Rice Peak (N. Slope)

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

Signal Peak

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

"South KP Peak"

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

Chiricahua Peak

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

Mount Graham

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

Hualapai Peak

1. May 13, 2000
2. October 18, 2003
 

Black Mesa

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

Mount Baldy

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

Picacho Peak

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

Vulture Mountain

January 5, 2003

Ballard Peak

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

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

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

Oatman Mountain

January 7, 2012

Sunrise Peak

1. January 16, 2012
(& other ascents)

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 (attempt)

April 15, 2012

NE Kings Crown 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

Usery Hills 2786

January 1, 2014
 

Golden Gate Mountain

January 11, 2014

Cat Mountain

January 11, 2014

Black (Pinal County)

February 1, 2014

Whiskey Spring Head

February 23, 2014

Peak 2765 (Peoria HP)

February 23, 2014
 

West Cedar Mountain

March 14, 2014

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