Located in the high country mountains of northern Arizona, Flagstaff’s four seasons are enviable by many.
Summer temperatures average in the low 80s with blue skies and crisp mountain air, while winter adventures await in Arizona’s officially designated winter wonderland with an average of 108″ of snowfall downtown.
Quaking aspen and foliage offer hues of reds and purples in the fall, while spring offers the breathtaking beauty of blooms in the world’s largest contiguous emerald green ponderosa pine forest.
When you think of Arizona, images of the desert, red rock, and cacti probably come to mind. What you may not know is that Flagstaff is quite the opposite. Surrounded by ski hills, volcanoes, and pine trees, you wouldn’t know that Arizona’s desert regions are only a short drive away.
About 6,900 feet in elevation, Flagstaff’s cool climate is a welcome change of pace if you’re looking to get out of the desert and its sweltering heat. Snow-covered during much of the winter, the Flagstaff area is replete with fun activities (even skiing!) unavailable in most of Arizona.
A great place to explore the outdoors at any time of the year, Flagstaff has a lot to offer. Whether it be hiking, biking, skiing, exploring Native American sites or perusing local museums, Flagstaff is a prized gem among Arizona’s regions.
Plan to use Flagstaff as your home base to explore some of the most spectacular scenery in the world. Flagstaff city is only 80 miles from the Grand Canyon and close to seven National Parks and Monuments.
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