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Aubineau Canyon

Aubineau Canyon

Aubineau Canyon

Page Type: Route

Location: Arizona, United States, North America

Lat/Lon: 35.34640°N / 111.6778°W

Object Title: Aubineau Canyon

Route Type: Hike

Time Required: Half a day

Difficulty: easy class 1, Difficult class 2

Route Quality: 
 - 2 Votes


Page By: Steven Cross

Created/Edited: Mar 27, 2001 / May 7, 2010

Object ID: 155438

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Page Score: 5.23%  - 3 Votes 

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From Flagstaff take US 89 up north. Turn left about 10-14 miles north of Flagstaff directly across from Sunset Crater Rd. Follow the signs to Aubineau Canyon.

Route Description

Hike the Aubineua Canyon trail to the back of the canyon. From the back of Aubineau Canyon hike south up the ridge. This is off trail, 2000 vertical feet and up steep, loose debris, rocky terrain. Sometimes you'll need to use your hands for balance. It takes about 2 hours to reach the ridge from the back of the canyon. From the ridge hike up the ridge to the summit. This is the most difficult route up Humphreys Peak.

Essential Gear

In the early season you may need crampons. A hiking stick can be helpful for the descent. Or you'll be using your hands to keep yourself from slipping too much.

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callthedoctorRoute Comment


Hasn't voted

Last time I was at the top of Abineau...there was a sign saying something to the effect of Humphries was not to be climbed from that side...

Not sure if mentioned fines or consequences or anything....


Posted Dec 23, 2002 4:28 pm
Steven CrossRoute Comment

Steven Cross

Hasn't voted

Well, doesn't that bite, its an incredible climb and the toughest way up the mountain. Its probably closed off due to the tundra, same reason Agassiz peak is closed off.
Posted Dec 24, 2002 8:17 am

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