Arizona is a US state located in the southwestern part of the country. It is one of the nine Mountain States of the country, and has several mountain ranges with peak heights greater than 10,000 ft, such as the San Francisco Peaks and the White Mountains. A list of the tallest peaks in the state of Arizona is provided below.
1. Humphreys Peak
Humphreys Peak is 12,633 ft tall and the highest point in Arizona. The peak is located in Coconino County, within the Kachina Peaks Wilderness, which is part of the Coconino National Forest. The Humphreys Peak is volcanic in origin, and its parent range, the San Francisco Peaks, features a series of dormant volcanoes. A 7.7 km trail route, which starts at a ski resort, leads hikers to the top of the peak.
2. Agassiz Peak
The 12,356 ft tall Agassiz Peak is Arizona’s second tallest mountain. Also located in the San Francisco Peaks range, Agassiz Peak is the southernmost peak in the contiguous United States with an elevation of more than 12,000 ft. The peak was named after famous American biologist and geologist Louis Agassiz. Hiking above the treeline of the mountain is strictly prohibited in all seasons except winter. This rule was introduced to help protect the threatened habitat at higher elevations.
3. Fremont Peak
Part of the parent range of the San Francisco Peaks, With an elevation of 11,973 ft, Fremont Peak is Arizona's third highest peak. The peak is part of the San Francisco Peaks range and is named after celebrated American politician, soldier, and explorer, John Charles Frémont. The mountain is a favorite hiking spot, as it reportedly offers the most scenic views of any peak in the San Francisco Peaks range.
4. Doyle Peak
Doyle Peak has an elevation of 11,460 ft and is regarded as the fourth highest in Arizona. This is lower in elevation than Aubineau Peak (11,838 ft) and Rees Peak (11,474 ft), but since the prominence of both are very low, they are usually not treated as independent peaks. Doyle Peak has a prominence of 660 ft, while the Aubineau and the Rees Peaks have prominences of only 198 ft and 194 ft, respectively. Doyle Peak also belongs to the San Francisco Peaks range.
5. Mount Baldy
The 11,403 ft tall Mount Baldy is the fifth highest mountain in Arizona. The mountain is located in Apache County and is part of the White Mountains range. Hiking to the mountain's summit requires special permits since the mountain is protected as part of the Fort Apache Indian Reservation. The local Western Apache tribe consider Mount Baldy as a sacred mountain. The mountain is the source of many rivers and streams, including the Salt River and the Little Colorado River. Wildlife thrives in the ecosystem of Mount Baldy.
The 10 Tallest Peaks in Arizona
|Rank||Peak||Elevation (ft)||Prominence (ft)||Mountain Range|
|1||Humphreys Peak||12,633||6039||Flagstaff Area|
|2||Agassiz Peak||12,356||556||Flagstaff Area|
|San Francisco Mountain||12,297||17||Flagstaff Area|
|3||Fremont Peak||11,969||615||Flagstaff Area|
|Aubineau Peak||11,838||198||Flagstaff Area|
|Rees Peak||11,474||194||Flagstaff Area|
|4||Doyle Peak||11,460||660||Flagstaff Area|
|5||Mount Baldy||11,403||4723||White Mountains|
|Mount Baldy-North Peak||11,400||80||White Mountains|
|6||Mount Ord||11,357||717||White Mountains|
|7||Paradise Butte||11,150||470||White Mountains|
|Mount Thomas||11,121||161||White Mountains|
|Mount Warren||11,036||36||White Mountains|
|8||Peak 10932||10,932||372||White Mountains|
|9||Escudilla Mountain||10,912||2372||White Mountains|
|10||Mount Graham||10,720||6320||Bisbee-Tombstone Area|