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Located north of Flagstaff, these are the remains of ancient volcanic...

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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Scenic Mountain Views To The North of Flagstaff, Arizona

This is a scenic wonderland for sight seers, nature lovers, hikers, and snow skiers during the winter months. You can see these beautiful San Francisco Peaks rising high above the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Suzanne B
Big Sandy, Texas

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Big Sandy, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a scenic wonderland for sight seers, nature lovers, hikers, and snow skiers during the winter months. You can see these beautiful San Francisco Peaks rising high above the ponderosa pine forest below for many miles around. The tallest of these mountains is Humphreys Peak with an elevation of 12,637 feet. I was itold that The Navajo Indians all... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

The trailhead starts from Snowbowl Ski Resorts lower parking lot. It's gorgeous as the trees turn in Autumn. The hike is mostly in the trees t the beginning. If you go to the top of Mt. Humphreys, allow a few hours. Volcanic ash makes the going slow toward the top. IT has several 'false summits', so don't be fooled that... More 

Sheboygan, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Just about any where in or near Flagstaff, you can see the San Francisco Peaks. A great recreational area, with hiking and skiing. Check out the Snow Bowl and the scenic chair lift.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

You can drive or hike or ride the ski lift for a great view of the area. The leaves in the fall are spectacular, In the winter, the snow on the pines looks like a Christmas card. In the summer, it is a ice cool summer day with gorgeous scenery.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

It's hard to know how to review the San Francisco Peaks. They are a major landmark and the most recognizable thing about Flagstaff. You don't even need to go see the peaks. They are just there... majestic and looming over the regions. Beautiful!

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

The drive up the mountain is spectacular, and there are two chairlifts at the top taking you right to the very peaks. A nice trip away from the hustle and bustle of Flagstaff.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 325 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Just an interesting geologic formation of an old volcano. There are many hikes here, including one to the highest point of the state of Arizona. There is snow here, so skiing, snowboarding, snow-shoeing amongst other sports in the winter, to summer time hiking, biking, running, horses etc. There is so much to do here. I have been here many time.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Can you see them from miles away? YES Are they beautiful close up? YES Can you hike around them? YES Can you drive around them? YES Can you bike up and down? YES Can you drive around? YES How about skiing? Also YES! Lots to offer here and yes you should explore. Oh and this used to be one very... More 

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Lakewood, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

You can see the Peaks from just about anywhere in Flagstaff. Beautiful all the time but simply stunning at sunset and in the winter. Enjoy the view!

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Moro, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

I always wonder if people who live with views like can be seen of the San Francisco Peaks appreciate it as much as we travelers do. It's wonderful to see after living most of my life surrounded by corn fields!

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