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Arizona's Top 100 Peaks by Prominence

 
Arizona\'s Top 100 Peaks by Prominence

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Location: Arizona, United States, North America

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Created/Edited: Dec 28, 2006 / Mar 24, 2014

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Overview

This page features the top 100 Arizona Peaks by prominence. Many have SummitPost pages, a lot do not. The Top 50 - "The Fifty Finest" - is a popular goal among hikers and climbers in the state. Those seeking the 2,000-foot prominences will be interested in all peaks down to spot 73. Finally, the remaining peaks in the top 100 are listed. Curiously, many of these do not have SummitPost pages... yet...

I will be creating lists for the remaining peaks very soon, plus adding photos and some color.

12/29/06 - still working on the page...
1/2/07 - added a map, still want to add some more stuff...
1/3/07 - added some info on the obscure peaks, fixed some goofs, still tweaking the page.
2/27/07 - added some more links to newly created pages.
3/8/07 - more linkage.
3/20/07 - Yet more linkage, clean-up.
8/15/07 - More linking.
9/17/07 - Re-ordering of some peaks based on updated figures.
1/25/08 - More attaching of pages
2/26/08 - Ditto
4/23/08 - Same
4/17/09 - Added "Hall of Fame"
7/12/10 - Added links, deleted some others.
4/5/11 - added more links.
10/28/11 - More links.
12/16/11 - That linking thing again.
11/5/12 - Spiffed up the leaders section
2/20/13 - General updating
11/15/13 - Linking

The Top 50 • Mountains Ranked 1-50 by Prominence

The top 50 mountains in Arizona, by prominence. This list is courtesy of Aaron Maizlish's site at this link. A number of people have submitted information to Aaron's list and the list changes as more detailed information comes in - sometimes a peak will move up or down a notch when a more exact prominence figure is determined. Each peak is linked to its summitpost page or in rare cases, to my own report at www.surgent.net. Those without links do not have (yet) summitpost pages.

RankPeak Name
Elevation
Prominence
RangeCounty
1
Mount Graham
10,720
6,340
PinalenoGraham
2
Humphreys Peak
12,633
6,039
San FranciscoCoconino
3
Mount Lemmon
9,157
5,177
CatalinaPima
4
Chiricahua Peak
9,759
5,149
ChiricahuaCochise
5
Miller Peak
9,466
5,011
HuachucaCochise
6
Baldy Peak
11,420
4,728
WhiteApache - White Mtn/Apache IR
7
Mica Mountain
8,664
4,604
RinconPima - Saguaro NP
8
Mount Wrightson
9,453
4,591
Santa RitaSanta Cruz
9
Hualapai Peak
8,417
4,447
HualapaiMohave
10
Baboquivari Peak
7,734
4,204
BaboquivariPima - Tohono O'odham IR
11
Pinal Peak
7,848
4,086
PinalGila
12
Mazatzal Peak
7,903
3,963
MazatzalGila/Yavapai
13
Mount Tipton
7,148
3,638
CerbatMohave
14
Kaibab Plateau HP
9,220
3,610
Kaibab PlateauCoconino
15
Mount Turnbull
8,282
3,582
Santa TeresaGraham - San Carlos IR
16
Signal Peak
4,877
3,487
KofaYuma
17
Harquahala Mountain
5,681
3,471
HarquahalaLa Paz
18
Browns Peak
7,657
3,317
MazatzalMaricopa/Gila
19
Dos Cabezas Peaks
8,354
3,244
Dos CabezasCochise
20
Mount Wilson
5,445
3,225
BlackMohave
21
Sierra Estrella
4,512
3,217
EstrellaMaricopa
22
Roof Butte
9,820
3,170
ChuskaApache - Navajo IR
23
Bassett Peak
7,663
3,133
GaliuroGraham
24
Crossman Peak
5,100
3,120
MojaveMohave
25
Mount Trumbull
8,029
2,974
UinkaretMohave
26
Mount Union
7,979
2,949
BradshawYavapai
27
Woodchute Mountain
7,860
2,930
Black HillsYavapai
28
Mount Bangs
8,012
2,912
VirginMohave
29-T
Apache Peak
7,711
2,899
WhetstoneCochise
29-T
Mount Glenn
7,519
2,899
DragoonCochise
31
Smith Peak
5,242
2,797
HarcuvarLa Paz
32
Pastora Peak
9,407
2,707
CarrizoApache - Navajo IR
33
Mount Ajo
4,808
2,703
AjoPima - Tohono O'odham IR
34
Mts Ballard/Fissure
7,370
2,680
MuleCochise
35
Gu Achi Peak
4,556
2,646
Santa RosaPima - Tohono O'odham IR
36
Apache Peaks
6,940
2,600
BlackjackGila
37
Newman Peak
4,506
2,531
PicachoPinal
38
White Tank Mountains
4,083
2,513
White TankMaricopa
39
Pinnacle Ridge
7,550
2,490
Santa TeresaGraham
40-T
Kendrick Peak
10,418
2,488
S. F. Volcanic FieldCoconino
40-T
Aztec Peak
7,748
2,488
AnchaGila
42
Keystone Peak
6,188
2,458
SierritaPima
43
Mount Ord
7,128
2,428
MazatzalMaricopa/Gila
44
Guthrie Peak
6,571
2,401
N. PeloncilloGreenlee
45
Maple Peak
8,294
2,394
Sierra AguiladaGreenlee
46
Escudilla Mountain
10,912
2,382
WhiteApache
47
Reiley Peak
7,660
2,360
WinchesterGraham
48
Coyote Peak
6,529
2,349
CoyotePima
49
Table Top
4,373
2,338
Table TopPinal
50
Sheep Mountain
3,156
2,331
GilaYuma

Peaks 51-73 • Mountains above 2,000 ft of Prominence

Here are the remaining 23 peaks that comprise the set of 73 peaks in Arizona with at least 2,000 feet of prominence. Again, the bulk of the information is derived from Aaron Maizlish's fine list at this link.

RankPeak Name
Elevation
Prominence
RangeCounty
51
Bill Williams Mountain
9,256
2,306
Bill WilliamsCoconino
52
Rincon Peak
8,482
2,302
RinconPima
53
Bryce Mountain
7,298
2,233
GilaGraham
54
Duncan BM (Grand Wash Cliffs)
6,769
2,219
Grand Wash CliffsMohave - Hualapai IR
55
Peloncillo Mountains
6,540
2,213
PeloncilloCochise
56
Weaver Peak*
6,574
2,154
WeaverYavapai
57
Cunningham Mountain
3,316
2,146
Dome RockLa Paz
58
Mohawk Mountains HP
2,775
2,143
MohawkYuma
59
Wasson Peak
4,687
2,122
TucsonPima - Saguaro NP
60
Peacock Peak
6,292
2,112
PeacockMohave
61
Castle Dome Peak
3,788
2,098
Castle DomeYuma
62
Kitt Peak
6,880
2,092
QuinlanPima - Tohono O'odham IR
63
Woolsey Peak
3,171
2,081
Gila BendMaricopa
64
Pine Mountain
6,814
2,074
Verde RimYavapai
65
Mohon Peak
7,499
2,064
MohonYavapai
66
Harcuvar Peak
4,618
2,048
HarcuvarLa Paz
67
Mount Perkins
5,456
2,046
BlackMohave
68
Swisshelm Mountain
7,185
2,045
SwisshelmCochise
69
South Mountain
4,170
2,040
SouthPima - Tohono O'odham IR
70
Mae West Peaks
6,726
2,036
Little DragoonCochise
71
Silver Peak
8,008
2,028
PortalCochise
72
Turtle Mountain
7,004
2,024
TurtleGraham
73
Sierra Pinta
2,950
2,020
PintaYuma
* Denotes a non-SP page

Peaks 74 - 100 • Rounding Out the Top 100

This list rounds out the top 100 peaks by prominence in Arizona. Surprisingly few have Summitpost Pages and many are not very well known peaks at all. A few, however, are popular hikes. A couple are extremely tough customers: Eagletail Peak involves some fairly hairy exposed climbing, while Vishnu Temple is actually an eroded formation completely within the Grand Canyon, reguiring a hefty downhike just to get to it, then some technical climbing to achieve its top. This list is the result of a compilation by Andy Martin, et al, at this link.

RankPeak Name
Elevation
Prominence
RangeCounty
74
Cimarron Peak
4,124
1,984
CimarronPima - Tohono O'odham IR
75
Mount Devine
4,783
1,983
ComobabiPima - Tohono O'odham IR
76
Copper Mountains HP
2,888
1,968
CopperYuma
77
Atascosa Peak
6,422
1,960
AtascosaSanta Cruz
78
Sitgreaves Mountain
9,389
1,949
S. F. Volcanic FieldCoconino
79
Towers Mountain *
7,628
1,948
BradshawYavapai
80
San Cayetano Peak
6,007
1,924
San CayetanoSanta Cruz
81
Silver Bell Peak
4,261
1,921
Silver BellPima
82
Cathedral Rock
7,957
1,917
CatalinaPima
83
Cochise Head
8,113
1,913
ChiricahuaCochise
84
Huachuca Peak
8,410
1,910
HuachucaCochise
85
Black Mountain
5,587
1,907
BlackPinal
86
Buckskin Mountain
3,917
1,887
BuckskinLa Paz
87
Eagletail Peak
3,300
1,880
EagletailMaricopa
88
Mitchell Peak
7,951
1,831
WhiteGreenlee
89
Cabeza Prieta Mountains
2,830
1,830
Cabeza PrietaYuma
90
Superstition Mountains HP
5,057
1,817
SuperstitionPinal
91
Vishnu Temple
7,533
1,813
Grand CanyonCoconino
92
El Capitan Mountains
6,568
1,808
El CapitanGila
93
Black Mesa
8,168
1,808
Black MesaNavajo
94
Whitlock Mountains HP
5,682
1,782
WhitlockGraham
95
O'Leary Peak
8,938
1,778
S. F. Volcanic FieldCoconino
96
Saddle Mountain
3,037
1,777
SaddleMaricopa
97
Mount Nutt
5,216
1,777
BlackMohave
98
West Cedar
5,489
1,769
Yavapai
99
Mesquite Mountains HP
3,789
1,769
MesquitePima
100
Mount Dellenbaugh
7,072
1,752
ShivwitzMohave

The 1,000-foot Prominence Peak List

A complete listing of the 430+ peaks in Arizona that exceed 1,000 feet prominence:

Arizona's P1000 List

Reference Map

The map below is a guide to the location of the Arizona P2K peaks (#1-73). It links to Aaron Maizlish's www.peaklist.org website. He is also the one who put together this fine map. Click on the image to go to that site.



Hall of Fame

The following is a list of completers of this list, subdivided into three categories: The Top 50, the 73 P2Ks, and the top 100. Dates are provided if known. This list is an amalgam of information from peakbagger.com and listsofjohn.com and rely on people entering their own information.

Top 50 (Fifty Finest)
---------------------
Bob Packard (12/1/03)
John Vitz
Bob Martin
Dave Jurasevich
Barb Lilley (2008)
Andy Bates (5/18/2000)
Andy Martin (2/1/2003)
Mark Nichols
John Hamann (4/9/2009)
Scott Casterlin (2009)


AZ P2Ks (Top 73)
(* excludes Mt Turnbull)
(Dynamic list: AZ P2K FR at Peakbagger.com
(As of Mar 2014)
---------------------
73 Bob Packard (2/24/04)
73 Andy Bates
73 John Hamann (2009)
73 Andy Martin (c. 2004)
73 Scott Casterlin (2009)
72 Mark Nicholls*
72 John Vitz*
70+ Bob Martin

69 Gordon Macleod
68 Scott Surgent
67 Scott Peavy
64 Ken Jones
53 Richard Carey
51 Scott Kelley
50+ Dave Jurasevich, Doug Kasian
45 Adam Helman
41 Eric Kassan
40+ Chris Gilsdorf

Both Jurasevich and Kasian are long-time AZ hikers with hundreds of peaks to their credit. They do not post on the lostsofjohn nor peakbagger sites. Their numbers of P2K is probably at or near 70 for each.

Top 100
---------------------
100 Bob Packard (4/24/04)
100 Andy Bates
99 Andy Martin
98 Mark Nicholls
96 "rockinstraw"
92 John Vitz
89 Bob Martin





Images

Arizona P2K MapAZ Prom Photo