Flagstaff: An Outdoorsman’s Paradise
With a population of approximately 70,000 residents, Flagstaff is a city located in Northern Arizona. As far as geography is concerned, Flagstaff lies near the southwestern edge of the Colorado Plateau. It’s also located adjacent to Mount Elden and south of the San Francisco Peaks and Humphreys Peak. Tourism is a big draw of Flagstaff; residents as well as tourists enjoy close proximity to Grand Canyon National Park, Oak Creek Canyon, and historic Route 66. If you’re seeking even more entertainment, check out Flagstaff’s active cultural scene. The city is home to the Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra as well as several musical festivals such as Flagstaff Friend of Traditional Music Festival, the Flagstaff Music Festival, and Pickin’ the Pines, a three-day bluegrass and acoustic music festival held at the Pine Mountain Amphitheater. The city also boasts The Museum of Northern Arizona, which includes displays of biology, archeology, and anthropology and The Arboretum at Flagstaff, a 200-acre arboretum featuring 2,500 species of native plants typically found in the high-desert region. Parks also populate the region, and with the its varied terrain, campers, backpackers, and climbers often frequent the area.