At an elevation of 7,000 feet with a surrounding landscape of mountains and ponderosa pine forest, Flagstaff defies Arizona’s reputation for flat, dry desert. The city’s temperate climate, gorgeous landscape, championship golf courses, and cultural and historical attractions make it an ideal place for a getaway. Tour companies, like Around the Bend Adventures, Pink Jeep Tours, Canyoneers, Inc., and the Grand Canyon Railway, are plentiful- so take your pick and experience the area with an expert’s help.
The nearby San Francisco Peaks offer a gorgeous mountain playground, and other natural wonders abound. Flagstaff is steeped in Southwestern history and culture ? don’t miss a combined visit to the Grand Canyon and Navajo Indian Reservation while you’re there ? and, as the home of Northern Arizona University, it has outstanding dining and nightlife options. See the areas’ famous red rocks on a trip to Old Bear Wallow, Diamondback Gulch, or Sedona’s ancient ruins. The city is not only a gateway to the Grand Canyon or the Colorado River, but a worthwhile destination on its own.