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Arizona's 100 Most Prominent Peaks

The topographic prominence of a peak is the height of the peak's summit as the vertical distance between it and the lowest contour line encircling it but containing no higher summit within it. It is a measure of the independence of a peak.

I am exploring Arizona prominence peaks from my winter base in Tucson. My main interest is in the 73 peaks with at least 2000 feet of prominence. Here I list the 100 most prominent peaks in Arizona. I also include a few additional peaks of interest to me.

The peaks in this list are organized according to the three physiographic regions of Arizona described in Wikipedia: Geography of Arizona.

Physiographic regions of Arizona

Physiographic regions of Arizona
By Mortadelo2005 - Basado en el mapa que aparece en esta página.,
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The Peaks

Basin and Range
Rank Peak Prominence Elevation Year
1 Mount Graham 6320 10720 2014
3 Mount Lemmon 5157 9157 2013
4 Chiricahua Peak 5139 9759 2014
5 Miller Peak 5006 9466 2015
7 Mica Mountain 4608 8664 2015
8 Mount Wrightson 4578 9453 2015
9 Hualapai Peak 4439 8417  
10 Baboquivari Peak 4194 7734  
13 Mount Tipton 3628 7148  
15 Mount Turnbull 3562 8282 2016
16 Signal Peak 3477 4877  
17 Harquahala Mountain 3461 5681  
19 Dos Cabezas Peaks 3249 8359 2017
20 Sierra Estrella High Point 3212 4512 2015
21 Mount Wilson 3205 5445  
23 Bassett Peak 3123 7663 2017
24 Crossman Peak 3120 5100  
28 Mount Bangs 2892 8012  
29 Apache Peak 2886 7711 (2016)
30 Mount Glenn 2840 7480 2016
31 Smith Peak 2792 5242  
32 Mount Ajo 2698 4808 2016
34 Fissure Peak 2675 7375 2015
35 Gu Achi Peak 2636 4556 2016
37 Barry Goldwater Peak 2503 4083  
38 Newman Peak 2500 4480 2016
40 Pinnacle Ridge 2470 7550 2017
42 Keystone Peak 2448 6188 2015
47 Table Top 2333 4373 2015
48 Coyote Mountain 2329 6529 2017
49 Sheep Mountain 2326 3156 RA
50 Reiley Peak 2320 7640 (2017)
52 Rincon Peak 2282 8482 2015
55 North Peloncillo High Point 2193 6520  
56 Mohawk Peak 2140 2775 RA
57 Cunningham Mountain 2136 3316  
59 Wasson Peak 2117 4687 2015
60 Peacock Peak 2092 6292  
60 Kitt Peak 2092 6880 2015
62 Castle Dome Peak 2088 3788  
63 Woolsey Peak 2071 3171  
66 Harcuvar Peak 2048 4618  
67 Mount Perkins 2036 5456  
68 Mae West Peaks 2026 6726 2016
69 Swisshelm Mountain 2025 7185 2016
70 South Mountain 2020 4160 2017
71 Pinta Benchmark 2010 2950 RA
72 Silver Peak 2008 8008 2017
74 Cimarron Peak 1984 4124 RA
75 Mount Devine 1983 4783 2017
76 Copper Mountains High Point 1968 2888 RA
77 Atascosa Peak 1960 6422 2015
80 San Cayetano Peak 1924 6004  
81 Silver Bell Peak 1921 4261 2016
82 Cathedral Rock 1917 7957  
83 Cochise Head 1913 8113 2017
84 Huachuca Peak 1910 8410 RA
85 Black Mountain 1907 5587 2017
86 Buckskin Benchmark 1887 3927  
87 Eagletail Peak 1880 3300  
89 Cabeza Benchmark 1830 2830 RA
94 Nutt Benchmark 1786 5216  
95 Whitlock Mountains High Point 1782 5682  
97 Saddle Mountain 1777 3037  
98 Mesquite Benchmark 1769 3789 RA
129 Picacho Peak 1573 3370 2015
167 Tumacacori Mountains High Point 1416 5736 2017
         
NA No Access, e.g. access route posted "No Trespassing"
RA Restricted Access, e.g. military or Native American reservation permit required

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Arizona Transition Zone
Rank Peak Prominence Elevation Year
11 Pinal Peak 4090 7850 2014
12 Mazatzal Peak 3943 7903  
18 Browns Peak 3297 7657  
26 Mount Union 2939 7979  
27 Woodchute Mountain 2900 7840  
36 Apache Peaks 2580 6940 2017
41 Aztec Peak 2468 7748 2016
43 Mount Ord 2408 7128 2014
44 Guthrie Peak 2391 6571 2017
53 Bryce Mountain 2228 7298  
58 Weaver Peak 2134 6574  
64 Mohon Peak 2059 7499  
65 Pine Mountain 2054 6814  
73 Turtle Mountain 2004 7004  
79 Towers Mountain 1948 7628  
88 Mitchell Peak 1831 7951  
90 Superstition Benchmark 1817 5057  
92 El Capitan Mountain 1808 6568  
98 West Cedar Mountain 1769 5489  

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Colorado Plateau
Rank Peak Prominence Elevation Year
2 Humphreys Peak 6039 12633 2011
6 Mount Baldy 4723 11403  
14 Kaibab Plateau High Point 3580 9200+  
22 Roof Butte 3140 9800 RA
25 Mount Trumbull 2969 8029  
33 Pastora Peak 2687 9407 RA
39 Kendrick Peak 2478 10418  
45 Maple Peak 2374 8294  
46 Escudilla Mountain 2372 10912  
51 Bill Williams Mountain 2296 9256  
54 Grand Wash Cliffs 2209 6769  
78 Sitgreaves Mountain 1949 9389  
91 Vishnu Temple 1813 7533  
92 Black Mesa High Point 1808 8168 RA
96 O'Leary Peak 1778 8938  
100 Mount Dellenbaugh 1752 7072  

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Arizona's Most Prominent Peaks (and other summits)

climbed = Peaks climbed   unclimbed = Next   unclimbed = No Plans

Sources

Peakbagger.com: Paul's Arizona 2000 foot Prominent Peaks
Peakbagger.com: Paul's Arizona 100 Most Prominent Peaks
Summitpost: Arizona's Top 100 Peaks by Prominence
Peakbagger.com: Paul's Arizona Peaks with 25 Miles Isolation

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