Arizona, United States
Doyle Peak is in the San Francisco Peaks of northern Arizona and is the fourth highest peak, but the sixth highest named point in the state of Arizona with an elevation of 11,460 feet. Both Aubineau Peak and Rees Peak are higher, but they do not have enough prominence from their neighbors to be considered for recognition as individual peaks. This is despite their names.
Hiking Doyle peak can be somewhat challenging depending on the route you take, but it is not difficult to ascend. Care must be taken to avoid the scree slopes which can be seen from the south in Flagstaff, AZ. These slopes are quite steep and slide easily.
Doyle is less of a true peak than a ridge oriented southwest to northeast. The area of the summit is therefore rather flat and wide in several spots. Previous visitors have taken advantage of this, and there is a small cabin on the south side of Doyle which has collapsed from years of neglect. This may either be an old sheep herders summer cabin or possibly a forest ranger shelter. Many hikers and campers leave supplies and provisions in the cabin or use them when needed. Doyle peak may be noticed from Flagstaff as the rounded peak on the right.