Flagstaff

Flagstaff View

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 activities.

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): 

  1. Arizona Snowbowl—northern Arizona’s ski resort, just seven miles from downtown.
  2. Sedona’s Oak Creek Canyon—enjoy sunbathing on the red rocks and swimming in the creek, or take a scenic drive.
  3. Endless hiking and mountain biking trails, and the 50-mile Flagstaff Urban Trail System for runners, walkers, and bike commuters.
  4. First Friday Art Walk—the Flagstaff and university communities come together on the first Friday of each month to mingle and celebrate art.
  5. Lowell Observatory—one of the premiere deep-space research sites in the world; Pluto was discovered here.
  6. Heritage Square—Flagstaff’s historic town square holds events like movies in the square, art fairs, and concerts.