Arizona Summer Six-Pack of Peaks Challenge™

ARIZONA SUMMER SIX-PACK OF PEAKS CHALLENGE™

OVERVIEW

The Arizona Summer Six-Pack of Peaks Challenge is a self-guided hiking challenge that takes you up six iconic Arizona mountains near Sedona and Flagstaff. You can complete the hikes in six months, six weeks or six days. You set the schedule that works best for you. The hikes start easier and work up to longer and more challenging climbs, culminating with Humphreys Peak - at 12,633' the high point of Arizona.

You can climb them in order as you build your strength and endurance, or mix it up. The choice is yours. Your registration will help support Big City Mountaineers, so you'll be doing good for others with each peak you climb.

OVERVIEW MAP OF THE ARIZONA SUMMER SIX-PACK OF PEAKS CHALLENGE

THE PEAKS IN THE ARIZONA SUMMER SIX-PACK OF PEAKS CHALLENGE

Bear Mountain

BEAR MOUNTAIN - Elevation 6,476' (1,974 m)

This strenuous out-and-back hike in the Red Rock District of the Coconino National Forest is mostly unshaded, steep, and difficult. You'll earn the panoramic views on this journey.

Six-Pack Route Details: Bear Mountain Trail #54
Distance: 4.6 miles round-trip; Vertical +/- 2,109 ft.

Wilson Mountain

WILSON MOUNTAIN - Elevation 7,122' (2,171 m)

The tallest of the red sandstone peaks surrounding Sedona, Wilson Mountain provides some of the best views of the region.

Six-Pack Route Details: North Wilson Trail
Distance: 7.2 miles round-trip; Vertical +/- 2,331 ft.

O'Leary Peak

O'LEARY PEAK - Elevation 8,916' (2,718 m)

This extinct Peistocene lava dome volcano is surrounded by a field of lava, with good views of the San Francisco Peak and even a glimpse of the North Rim of the Grand Canyon.

Six-Pack Route Details: O'Leary Peak Trail
Distance: 10 miles round-trip; Vertical +/- 2,014 ft.

Mount Elden

MOUNT ELDEN - Elevation 9,299' (2,834 m)

This lava dome features wildflowers, forested trails, panoramic views and a fire lookout tower at the summit. When it's clear, you can see Oak Creek Canyon, the Painted Desert, Sunset Crater and Flagstaff below.

Six-Pack Route Details: Mount Elden Lookout Trail

Distance: 6 miles round-trip; Vertical +/- 2,326 ft.

Kendrick Peak

KENDRICK PEAK - Elevation 10,418' (3,175 m)

Atop one of the highest peaks in the San Francisco Mountains you'll find a fire lookout tower that was originally established in the early 1900s and remains actively staffed today. During the summer months, the ranger usually welcomes visitors to visit the top of the tower to soak in the views.

Six-Pack Route Details: Kendrick Mountain Trail
Distance: 9.4 miles round-trip; Vertical +/- 2,851 ft.

Humphreys Peak

HUMPHREYS PEAK - Elevation 12,633' (3,851 m)

The highest point in Arizona and the 26th most prominent peak in the lower 48 states. The summit is sometimes referred to as "Arizona's little Colorado". The views are tremendous, extending from the North Rim of the Grand Canyon to the desert mountains near Phoenix.

Six-Pack Route Details: Humphreys Peak Trail
Distance: 10.5 miles round-trip; Vertical +/- 3,406 ft.

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