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San Francisco Peaks, Flagstaff

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The San Francisco Peaks are a volcanic mountain range in north central Arizona, just north of Flagstaff and a remnant of the former San Francisco Mountain. The highest summit in the range, Humphreys Peak, is the highest point in the state of Arizona at 12633ft in elevation. The San Francisco Peaks are the remains of an eroded stratovolcano. An aquifer within the caldera supplies much of Flagstaff's water while the mountain itself is in the Coconino National Forest, a popular recreation site. The Arizona Snowbowl ski area is on the western slopes of Humphreys Peak, and has been the subject of major controversy involving several tribes and environmental groups.
The six highest individual peaks in Arizona are contained in the range: Humphreys Peak, 12633ftAgassiz Peak, 12356ftFremont Peak, 11969ft Aubineau Peak, 11838ft Rees Peak, 11474ftDoyle Peak, 11460ft
The mountain provides a number of recreational opportunities, including wintertime snow skiing and hiking the rest of the year. Hart Prairie is a popular hiking area and Nature Conservancy preserve located below the mountain's ski resort, Arizona Snowbowl.
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  • SFO is quite impressive with beautiful view, sustainable development, impressive infrastructur, remarkable public transport. Golden bridge, lombart stree, twin peaks, fisherman warf are must visit pla...  more »
  • You can have so much fun on the peaks! Hiking trails are fabulous and there are so many! From the very bottom to the top, it's a wonderland. Alpine views from Humphreys Summit. Aspen Corner is a wonde...  more »
  • We only saw them from afar, traveling on the highways in the area. One of our tour guides gave us an interesting history of the peaks, named for St. Francis de Assisi by some Franciscan monks that set...  more »
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  • Snow Bowl, lots of pine trees, and highest peak in the state of AZ. Hike it!!
  • Love these mountains! Hiking Humphreys is amazing!
  • I took a morning to summit Humphreys Peak. A very fun and moderately strenuous hike! I'd do it again.
  • Breathtaking
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