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San Francisco Peaks

Flagstaff, AZ
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Ranked #8 of 44 attractions in Flagstaff
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mountains, Volcanos
Activities: Hiking
Description: Located north of Flagstaff, these are the remains of ancient volcanic peaks that may have once reached 15,000 feet above the Colorado Plateau.
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Roswell, New Mexico
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Beautiful! We don't hike so we did not take them in that way. However, you don't have to hike to enjoy it. The view is worth it!

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The chair lift ride was great and the view would have been too if not for the forest fires. Toilet at 11500 feet! Was very frustrated not to be able to hike from top of lift and heard others expecting to hike too. but noticed new sin saying no hiking at top once I was down. this is to protect... More

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Iowa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Located next to the trail head for Humphreys Peak. This is an easy loop hike for everyone. The trail goes through a meadow with great views of the surrounding area. Makes you feel like a real hiker without the pain!

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Columbia, SC
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78 reviews 78 reviews
37 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

We took the best pictures near Sunset Crater National Park. The next best pictures were from Walnut Canyon National Monument.

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Deep River, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

Very unique setting, compared to everything around here ... Ponderosa Pines are magnificent and snowshoeing though that marvellous setting, with fresh pine and juniper scent, white snow and bright blue sky brings peace to the world

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Culpeper
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258 reviews 258 reviews
156 attraction reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

many trails that will take you to the varied heights, suggest you come in summer to do the Humphrey's peak summit... please respect these mountains are sacred to 14 different tribes and very important in their cultures

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

Just a beautiful sight. It draws you in. The forest and the hills along the way make for a gorgeous drive in this area. It's impossible to not get out of the car to get up close and personal.

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Wallingford, Connecticut
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68 attraction reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

This trail leads into the heart of an ancient volcano (caldera) and begins at Lockett Meadow. To access the trail head, drive northeast of Flagstaff on US Highway 89 for 12 miles too Forest Road 420 directly across from the Sunset Crater turnoff. Turn left (west) of about 1/2 mile, turn right (north) on Forest Road 552. Turn right at... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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42 reviews 42 reviews
24 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

Very challenging hike, amazing views. You'll be up above the tree line at the peak, nearly 13,000 ft elevation.

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Midlands
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78 reviews 78 reviews
28 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

Views are great but the chairlift takes forever to get to the top of the peak. We got the first snowfall of the season so be warned that it's a very cold ride up.

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