Flagstaff—or “Flag” as the locals call it—is a mountain town
with a population of 67,468. Nestled 7,000 feet at the base of the San
Francisco Peaks, Flagstaff is surrounded by the largest ponderosa pine forest
in the world.
Flagstaff has four distinct seasons, an annual average of
288 days of sunshine, and a climate that encourages year-round outdoor
Drive time from cities and attractions
- 1.5 hours from the Grand Canyon
- 2.5 hours from Phoenix
- 4 hours from Las Vegas
- 7 hours from Los Angeles
Six things you’ll love about Flagstaff (the short list):
- Arizona Snowbowl—northern
Arizona’s ski resort, just seven miles from downtown.
- Sedona’s Oak
Creek Canyon—enjoy sunbathing on the red rocks and swimming in the
creek, or take a scenic drive.
- Endless hiking and mountain
biking trails, and the 50-mile Flagstaff Urban
Trail System for runners, walkers, and bike commuters.
- First Friday Art Walk—the
Flagstaff and university communities come together on the first Friday of
each month to mingle and celebrate art.
- Lowell Observatory—one of the premiere
deep-space research sites in the world; Pluto was
- Heritage Square—Flagstaff’s
historic town square holds events like movies in the square, art fairs,