Flagstaff occupies 65 square miles on a volcanic plateau at the base of Arizonas highest point, the San Francisco Peaks
, standing at 12,633 feet.
San Francisco Peaks
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A little closer, Flagstaff and the nearby San Francisco Peaks
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Among the topics are ancient peoples and places of the San Francisco Peaks
, the eruption of Sunset Crater volcano, Hohokam and Chaco in the Sierra Sin Agua, the big view from small sites in Wupatki National Monument, pottery and cotton textiles, and evidence from the site of New Caves for the troubled end of Pueblo life.
The grasslands studied were typical of those found in northern Arizona along elevation gradients from the San Francisco Peaks
down to the Great Basin Desert.
Arizona Snowbowl, a ski resort located on the San Francisco Peaks
just north of Flagstaff, has an elevation of 12,663 feet at the summit of Humphreys Peak, Arizona's highest point.
Nestled at the base of the San Francisco Peaks
mountain range, The Peaks is a vibrant CCRC surrounded by breathtaking scenery.
On March 12, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals issued a ruling to protect the San Francisco Peaks
, a mountain held holy by more than 13 Native nations.
Native Americans and environmental groups formed the Save the Peaks Coalition to tackle human rights and ecological concerns caused by a proposed ski resort development on the San Francisco Peaks
, a mountain area in northern Arizona.
Their announcement of doing so drew a sustained outcry from the local Navajo population, which views the surrounding San Francisco Peaks
as a sacred natural shrine.
Flagstaff is situated in the world's largest ponderosa pine forest at the base of the San Francisco Peaks
The sights include the Colorado River as it gushes into the canyon, the Little Colorado Gorge to the east, the San Francisco Peaks
to the south and, of course, a vast expanse of canyon.