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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.GeographyThe 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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  • This is to me the Most Beautiful Mountain in Arizona. Don't let the burn marks drive you away, this is still a must see  more »
  • The Peaks are a great place to hike. Lots of trails on either the west or east side. Skiing is fine when there is snow!!!  more »
  • Racing up on I-17, by on I-40, or on US 180 or 89 up to or back from the Grand Canyon, you may be mightily impressed by the profile of Arizona's highest peaks, but then think nothing more of it. That ...  more »
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  • 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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Flagstaff's diverse assortment of hotels and motels provides all the amenities you need to relax after a long day adventuring. The city is home to a number of luxury bed and breakfasts complete with jetted tubs and fireplaces. Budget-friendly bed and breakfasts have fewer facilities and are often farther out of town, but boast plenty of charm and character. If you like the outdoors, take advantage of the city's mountain surroundings and pitch a tent at a campground in nearby Kaibab National Forest.
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