Surrounded by beautiful scenic landscape and rising mountains, colorful desert and towering ponderosa pine tree forests, at an elevation of just over 6900 feet, Flagstaff, Arizona, is considered as the gateway to the San Francisco Peaks.
Flagstaff is also home to Arizona’s tallest mountain – Humphreys Peak – as well as the infamous Arizona Snowbowl Ski Resort.
Other nearby attractions include, Wupatki National Monument, which has Native American pueblo sites where you can learn about the Native cultures as you explore the area.
Walnut Canyon National Monument is another popular tourist destination which is full of many of the cliff dwellings of the Native Americans.
When you travel to Flagstaff, you will not only fall in love with the beautiful mountain and desert scenery, but you will also fall in love with its ‘Southern / Mexican’ feel.
One cannot visit Flagstaff without checking out the infamous Route 66 and some of America’s favorite stops on or near it, which includes hot-spots such as the fifties fun and fantastic food diner, Galaxy Diner, the Pioneer Museum, the Grand Canyon Deer Farm, the amazing Lowell Observatory, and much more!
If your a die-hard fan and love delicious authentic Mexican food (much like I do), Flagstaff has a wide variety of different Mexican Restaurants for you to choose from and enjoy during your visit.
In a city where there is always so much to do, I recommend planning for a trip that is at least a week long to ensure you enjoy not only the nearby Grand Canyon and other natural wonders, but also everything else Flagstaff and Arizona has to offer.
For more information on Route 66, please visit the Route 66 Website.
For more information on Flagstaff, please visit their website at www.flagstaff.org
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