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San Francisco Peaks

Flagstaff, AZ
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Ranked #8 of 42 attractions in Flagstaff
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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Columbia, SC
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68 reviews 68 reviews
30 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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218 reviews 218 reviews
133 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 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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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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105 reviews 105 reviews
41 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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76 reviews 76 reviews
27 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

Long ride and very high great atmosphere but check hours of operation and days during the off ski season. You may want to plan your trip around this

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Marana, Arizona
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

The Snobowl ski lift operates Friday thru Sunday. It costs $15 for adults and takes 30 minutes each way, up and down the mountain. At the top, you can hike around, have lunch, whatever, and then come back down when you like. It is a great ride and fantastic views!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

We had a great view of the Flagstaff area from the top. It was a bit hazy and much warmer than I expected at 11,500. It is a nice ride up with good views. When we visited hiking was limited to a small area.

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