Flagstaff AZ is full of fun, active things to do, and purchasing Flagstaff AZ real estate will put you at the center of all of it. Surrounding the city of Flagstaff is surrounded by the expansive Coconino National Forest. This Ponderosa Pines forest provides many Flagstaff activities like hiking, mountain bike and scenic off road trails sets the tone for the beautiful atmosphere.
Coconino National Forest
Coconino Arizona is a very diverse national forest with many different types of landscapes, ranging from ponderosa pine forests, flat lands, deserts, mesas, alpine tundra, and ancient volcanic peaks. Coconino National Forest borders four other national forests as well – Prescott National Forest to the southwest, Tonto National Forest to the south, Kaibab National Forest to the west and northwest, and the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest to the southeast. The opportunities for fun and interesting Flagstaff activities are endless!
Elevation at Coconino Arizona ranges from 2,600 feet in the southern part, to 12,633 feet at the summit of Humphreys Peak, which happens to be the highest point in the state of Arizona. The average elevation within Coconino is around 7,000 feet. Coconino National Forest is divided into three districts, which all feature different geography and environments.
Houses for sale in Flagstaff AZ are just a short drive away from the most exciting outdoor activities in Arizona. From mountain biking, camping, climbing, hiking, fishing, or horse riding, there are many Flagstaff activities. Coconino Arizona provides an abundance of scenery, plants, and wildlife – all of which benefit the community of Flagstaff tremendously.
The San Francisco Peaks are located within the northernmost district of Coconino. This group of volcanic summits stands superior and is the location of Arizona Snowbowl Flagstaff AZ Ski Resort. This alpine ski resort is located 7 miles from Flagstaff Downtown. The base elevation of 9,200 feet and a summit elevation of 11,500 feet. With 777 skiiable acres, 40 runs, and an average snowfall of 260 inches, Arizona Snowbowl Flagstaff AZ is an amazing winter experience.
The headquarters for Coconino National Forest are located in Flagstaff. There are local ranger district offices in Flagstaff, Happy Jack, and Sedona.