Aubineau Canyon

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Arizona, United States, North America
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Time Required:
Half a day
easy class 1, Difficult class 2

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Aubineau Canyon
Created On: Mar 27, 2001
Last Edited On: May 7, 2010


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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callthedoctor - Dec 23, 2002 4:28 pm - Hasn't voted

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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....



Steven Cross

Steven Cross - Dec 24, 2002 8:17 am - Hasn't voted

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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.

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