- This city lies at an elevation of 7,000 feet allowing for a more pleasant summer season than southern Arizona cities. Flagstaff supports a population of 50,000 people and is teeming with recreation opportunities for visitors and locals alike. The city is surrounded by the Coconino and Kaibab National Forests. Also within close proximity to the city are several nationally significant sites: Walnut Canyon National Monument, Wupatki National Monument and Sunset Crater National Monument. Winter sports enthusiasts will enjoy opportunities available at Arizona Snowbowl and the Flagstaff Nordic Center.
Recreation - Visitors and locals alike will revel in the endless outdoor activities available in and around Flagstaff. Cross-country skiing, downhill skiing and snowshoeing can be enjoyed during the winter season. In the summer the many National Forests and Monuments provide facilities for hiking, backpacking, horseback riding, mountain biking and camping.
Climate - The elevation of Flagstaff is 7,000 feet and it lies within a mountain climate. Summer high temperatures average 70 to 80 degrees F with lows in the 40s. Winter lows average in the teens with high temperatures around 40 degrees. The region around Flagstaff receives between 15 and 25 inches of precipitation annually.
Flagstaff lies in north central Arizona on the Colorado Plateau in a forested area surrounded by peaks that range from 7,000 to 12,000 feet. Access to the region is provided by Interstates 40 and 17 and Highway 89.