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Situated at over 2000 metres in altitude, Flagstaff is in northern Arizona just over an hours drive from the south rim of the grand Canyon. It’s surrounded by mountains, desert and ponderosa pine forests and a gateway to the San Francisco Peaks, home to Arizona’s tallest mountain (Humphreys Peak) and the Arizona Snowbowl ski resort.

Seasons are distinct, snow in winter and sweltering hot summers, so plan your travel or vacation to suit.

Attractions in the area include:

Sedona, a modern mystery centre for exploring past lives, UFO's and new age spirituality.

Wupatki National Monument has Native American pueblo sites, and Walnut Canyon National Monument is dotted with their cliff dwellings.

Montezuma Castle National Monument - This five-story, 20 room cliff dwelling nestled into a limestone recess high above Beaver Creek served as a "high-rise apartment building" for prehistoric Sinagua Indians over 600 years ago. It is one of the best preserved cliff dwellings in North America.

Petrified Forest National Park - Located in northeastern Arizona, Petrified Forest National Park is one of the best examples of the Late Triassic (225 million years ago) in the world. The geologic record contained within the Chinle Formation is well preserved - an open book of time for geologists to read. New fossils are found every year.

Sunset Crater National Monument - The youngest volcano on the Colorado Plateau. The volcano's red rim and the dark lava flows seem to have cooled and hardened to a jagged surface only yesterday. As plants return, so do the animals that use them for food and shelter. And so do human visitors, intrigued by this opportunity to see nature’s response to a volcanic eruption.

Tuzigoot National Monument - Tuzigoot is an ancient village or pueblo built by a culture known as the Sinagua. The pueblo consisted of 110 rooms including second and third story structures. The first buildings were built around A.D. 1000. The Sinagua were agriculturalists with trade connections that spanned hundreds of miles. Located south west of Flagstaff and Sedona.

Walnut Canyon National Monument - Hike down into Walnut Canyon and walk in the footsteps of the people that lived here over 900 years ago. Under limestone overhangs, the Sinagua built their homes. These single story structures, cliff dwellings, were occupied from about 1100 to 1250.

Wupatki National Monument - there was no other pueblo like Wupatki. Less than 800 years ago, it was the tallest, largest, and perhaps the richest and most influential pueblo around. It was home to 85-100 people, and several thousand more lived within a day’s walk. And it was built in one of the lowest, warmest, and driest places on the Colorado Plateau.


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