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We did the north scenice drive, the view of these are amazing. We also went off the 89, and took the road to see the meadows and another canon, it was a rough road, but beautiful. We say turkeys and a lot of mule deer...More
You can see the peaks from far away and as we were headed into Flagstaff the rains were coming down and shrouding the peaks. Then all of a sudden the rain stopped and the peaks were in full sunlight. I have been on top of...More
As one goes north of Flagstaff, one cannot help but notice these glorious mountains. Actually, they are visible from many spots in Flagstaff. Our first day there, we went to the Museum of Northern Arizona. You need to take US-180 to get there, and as...More
It was an unexpected sight to encounter these as we headed to Flagstaff, having left the Rockies behind some time ago. We drove up into the foothills but didn't have time to stop. Would look forward to experiencing them next time.
In summer, not only can you take a marathon fitness level hike to the top or some portions of the mountain; but you can also take a lovely ride on the ski lift to the top n stroll about. Winter has skiing. Spring has wildflowers...More
This ski lift travel up the mountain is an exhilarating experience. The trip is about 30-40 minutes depending on how often they stop. But they fill only every other chair when loading. But when you get to the top, the view is extraordinary. Fantastic. But...More
Yep, you can be among saguaro cacti in the Sonoran Desert at the Valley of the Sun (Phoenix metro) and then two hours later up I-17 strap on skis at the Arizona snow bowl on the San Francisco Peaks in winter. In summer, you can...More
I happened to purchase a Hemis Kachina in Sedona and was told it's the last dancer before spirit returns to it's home in the San Francisco Peaks. The next day I visited the peaks and they're breathtaking. We traveled the scenic route along 180 on...More
Not sure if you are asking about the time of day or the time of year, so I'll answer both. Time of day would be early to mid morning, or later in the afternoon. Keep in mind that you are at 7,000 elevation, so unless you... More
Not sure if you are asking about the time of day or the time of year, so I'll answer both. Time of day would be early to mid morning, or later in the afternoon. Keep in mind that you are at 7,000 elevation, so unless you are used to the rarified air, you will find that it is more difficult to climb or hike than at lower altitudes. As for the time of year, that would be solely up to your likes and desires, one thing to keep in mind, when my husband and son went up the Peaks at the Snow Bowl on their gondola/ski lifts in July, they were caught in an ice and snow storm of monumental proportions.
Regardless of when you choose, it is a magical and mystical area with memories created with each step you take.