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San Francisco Peaks

San Francisco Peaks, Flagstaff, Arizona

Sacred Mountains of the West. The Navajo Indians throughout history have considered the Peaks as the "Sacred Mountain of the West" with the power to heal both mind and body. The Hopi believe the Peaks are the mythological home to the Kachina People. Getaway vacationers and outdoor enthusiasts worship the beauty of San Francisco Peaks as a wonderland for hikers, skiers, snowboarders and cross-country skiers. There's a rush of nature lovers in the fall when autumn brings the golden colors in the Aspen groves.

Tallest Mountain Range in Arizona. The tallest of the peaks, Humphrey, soars to an elevation of over 12,600 feet. From a hundred miles away, you can see the San Francisco Peaks rising high above the pine forests below. The landmark icon backdrop of Flagstaff is comprised of three main peaks, Humphrey, Agassis and Fremont. They seem to stand guard as a scenic gateway to Northern Arizona attractions.

Home to the Arizona Snowbowl. The thrill of skiing the downhill is an enticing lure for winter visitors. With an average annual snowfall of 260 inches, traversed by four lifts and 32 trails, the Arizona Snowbowl is the premier ski destination along the Colorado Plateau. In addition to the trails, the Sunset Terrain Park offers both skiers and snowboarders the opportunity to test their freestyle skills, negotiating such obstacles as rails, spines, half-pipes and fun boxes. For those looking to improve their downhill expertise, ski lessons and group packages are available.

From spring to mid-fall, the Snow Bowl runs its Scenic Skyride carrying visitors to 11,500 feet where they can enjoy awe-inspiring views across 70 miles of scenery. On a clear day, catch glimpses of the Grand Canyon. Read more about the Arizona Snowbowl, one of the oldest continually run ski areas in the country.

Directions To The Peaks.

The San Francisco Peaks are located about 7 miles from downtown Flagstaff and can be accessed from Highways 180 and 89. From Highway 180, the Snowbowl Road and FR 418 and FR 420 provide access. From US 89, FR´s 418 and 420 provide access to lower slopes. FR 552 provides the easiest access to the Inner Basin.

For More Information.

Coconino National Forest
1824 S. Thompson St.
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
928-527-3600

San Francisco Peaks

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