[183] A 2009 analysis showed that groups of 35 athletes spent three to eight weeks training in Flagstaff, to positive effect. As well as the Gambel oak, quaking aspen, and juniper trees, pinyons can be found among the pines. Native Americans are believed to have made the first ascent of the mountain. The study also documented that while there was a distinctly Native neighborhood in the poorer Southside area of Flagstaff, the housing quality varied greatly, with middle class Native residencies elsewhere in the city. The hospital was founded in 1936, and serves as the major regional trauma center for northern Arizona. [181], The Cardinals left Flagstaff in summer 2013,[182] placing NAU at fault after the team was put in the visitors' facilities, though NAU had offered the home facilities when the concern was raised,[177] and moved their training camp to the University of Phoenix's State Farm Stadium in Glendale. The San Francisco Mountains are located in north-central Arizona and are beautiful mountains. [167] For more than 20 years Flagstaff has hosted the 10-day Flagstaff Festival of Science in September. Northern Arizona University Department of Theatre is an active and successful theater program that produces quality productions for the community as well as the campus. The oldest rock types of the area are part of North America's original crust, Precambrian granite and schist from 1.7 to 1.8 billion years ago. [94] Tree species abound the area, which covers three arboreal life zones: Douglas fir and aspen forest, Ponderosa pine forest, and Pinyon-juniper woodland. It also covers the airport and Fort Tuthill (county park and the Pepsi Amphitheater), being bordered to the south by the urban areas of Kachina Village and Mountainaire. [11] The Sinagua peoples left the area by the early 15th century,[12] likely moving north and later becoming the Hopi. In 1935, many residents had enough disposable income to remodel their homes or build new ones. Horseback Riding. Click a photo of a mountain range to see its location on the map and find out more information. Weatherford opened the town's first movie theater in 1911; it collapsed under heavy snowfall a few years later, but he soon replaced it with the Orpheum Theater. A morning spent hiking Slate Mountain is an incredible nature experience like no other in the area: one which highlights the most awe inspiring scenery in Northern Arizona. However, due to the infrequent and scattered nature of the snowstorms, persistent snowpack into spring is rare. The three highest mountains in Arizona all lie directly north of downtown Flagstaff and are just begging to be summited. [28] Heritage Square was built as the center of the revitalized downtown,[41] the local Flagstaff Pulliam Airport began running more flights to Phoenix, allowing commuting, and the school district was expanded with a third high school, Sinagua High School. In 2002, the company moved into a new venue now known as the Doris-Harper White Community Playhouse, a downtown building which was built in 1923 as an Elks Lodge and later became the Flagstaff library. Het gebied dat nu Flagstaff is werd voor het eerst bewoond door Thomas F. McMillan die zich er in 1876 vestigde. The development of Tusayan into the Grand Canyon gateway town also affected Flagstaff's capture of some overnight tourists. Agassiz Peak is the second highest mountain in U.S. state of Arizona at 12,356 feet (3,766 m). This is also a name for the San Francisco Peaks, and literally means "snowy mountain". Luginbuhl is a former U.S. In het eerste decennium ontwikkelde Flagstaff zich snel, mede doordat er een spoorlijn werd aangelegd. Nature and weather conditions can damage tourism; having a mild but warm summer temperature attracts tourists from many locales, but storms and forest fires in its climate can be a detraction. [84] Flagstaff has consistently been among the snowiest cities in the United States,[85] and snow and winter culture is argued by Michael Weeks to be a large part of Flagstaff's identity. [34] Flagstaff had also been highlighted on the map by Clyde Tombaugh's 1930 discovery of Pluto from the Lowell Observatory. The racial makeup of the city was 73.4% White, 1.9% Black or African American, 11.7% Native American, 1.9% Asian, 0.2% Pacific Islander, 7.3% from other races, and 3.6% from two or more races; 18.4% of the population were Hispanics or Latinos of any race. [81] Spring begins in April with pleasant weather. [63], Flagstaff lies on the southern edge of the Colorado Plateau, and is largely limestone under San Francisco volcanic field. [23][13][44], After the town took the name Flagstaff, it began to be known as 'Old Town'[b] for a period, and was known by different names when the Atlantic and Pacific Railroad was being built through the area in 1882. We have photos of all 163 tourist attractions around Flagstaff or add your own (Click here to browse them). Store owners in downtown supported the Main Street programs of preservation-based revitalization,[40] and in 1992, the city hired a new manager to improve the area: a different mix of shops and restaurants opened up to take advantage of the area's historical appeal. The city is home to the Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra, which plays concerts from September through April at Ardrey Auditorium on the NAU campus. In Diné Bizaad, it is known as Kinłání Dookʼoʼoosłííd Biyaagi. The City of Flagstaff is closely monitoring the outbreak of COVID-19 in Arizona. If you're more interested in beautiful landscapes than hiking, there are plenty of stunning mountains … Some of the larger employers in Flagstaff are Northern Arizona University, the Flagstaff Medical Center, and the Flagstaff Unified School District. [125] The Flagstaff narcotics task force headed up 'Operation Nightfall' between 2015 and 2017, aiming to prevent the use of I-40 through the city being used by Mexican drug cartels for trafficking, successfully seizing over 138 kg of cocaine. [170] All sports are members of the Big Sky Conference with the exception of the Women's Swimming & Diving team, which competes in the Western Athletic Conference. Flagstaff is located near the center of Northern Arizona at the juncture of Interstate 17 and Interstate 40, about 150 miles north of Phoenix, AZ and 80 miles south of the Grand Canyon. [37][35] However, the importance of Route 66 to cross-country travel, and thus to Arizona's interests on a national level, did mean that it received a large share of state funding through the Depression, with highway maintenance and unemployment acts providing over $1 million of funding in May 1933. [223], Flagstaff is included in the Phoenix Designated market area (DMA), the 13th largest in the U.S.[224] Over-the-air television service is provided mostly by low-powered repeaters of the Phoenix stations. [177] Bill Bidwill, owner of the Cardinals, was inducted into the Flagstaff Sports Foundation's Hall of Fame in 2009, after bringing the team and resultant tourism boost to the city for over 20 years. "The explorers of Mars Hill : a centennial history of Lowell Observatory, 1894–1994." Double Crater is an extinct Pleistocene volcano within the San Francisco volcanic field, north of Flagstaff, Arizona. [13][23][44], The city has different names in local Native languages. [75] Mediterranean climate categorization does not consider snowfall. [13] The town was still known as Antelope Spring in 1871. [190] In 2016, the city advertised NAU and the HYPO2 with promotions saying "The Road to Rio Runs Through Flagstaff", prominently noting that if Flagstaff (with its training athletes) was a country, it would be in the top 10 of Olympic-medal winning nations since 1996. Some of the groups are only a few trees, some are acres large; other groups are even-aged. Flagstaff, the county seat of Coconino County, Arizona, is located at 35°11′57″N 111°37′52″W / 35.19917°N 111.63111°W . At 7,000 feet elevation, temperatures rarely exceed 90 degrees in the summer, fall brings a brilliant change of color, winter snowfall averages 108 inches and spring bursts with blossoms. Flagstaff's winter wet season is caused by Pacific storms and lasts from November through April. [37] Through the 1950s the city conducted the Urban Renewal Project, improving housing quality in the Southside neighborhood that was largely populated by people of Spanish, Basque, and Mexican heritage. A grass cover of Arizona fescue grows around the area and shrub exists, but there are few other tree species. [160], Beyond music, Flagstaff has a popular theater scene, featuring several groups. Richard Hereford of USGS speculates that the effects of the drought, predicted to last until the late 2020s, may be severe because of Flagstaff's growing population and global warming. Flagstaff is the county seat of Coconino County. [23] Other natural wonders and native ruins, Route 66, and its astronomical history also bring tourism from out of state, while people from further south in Arizona visit Flagstaff because of its cooler climate in the summer and its ski resort in the winter. West Kennebunk, Me. The trail network extends throughout the city and is widely used for both recreation and transportation. [14] The Yavapai land in the area saw overlap with the land of the Northern Tonto Apache that stretched across the San Francisco Peaks to the Little Colorado River. [40], On October 24, 2001, Flagstaff was recognized by the International Dark-Sky Association as the world's first "International Dark-Sky City". The tradition originated in 1999, when Henry Taylor and Sam Green (owners of the hotel), decorated a garbage can with paint, lights, and pine cones, and dropped it from the roof of their building to mark the new millennium. The city sits at around 7,000 feet (2,100 m) and is next to Mount Elden, just south of the San Francisco Peaks, the highest mountain range in the state of Arizona. West Flagstaff encompasses the area south and west of downtown, including NAU and the Lake Mary neighborhood. The rock layers from this period are (bottom to top): Tapeats Sandstone, Bright Angel Shale and Muav Limestone, Martin Formation, Redwall Limestone, Supai Group, Coconino Sandstone, Toroweap Formation, and Kaibab Limestone. [205] In 2012, Flagstaff was named named America’s first STEM Community. Doyle Peak is in the San Francisco Peaks of northern Arizona and is the fourth highest peak, but the sixth highest named point in the state of…. © TouristLink.com 2020, All Rights Reserved. Don’t make the mistake of thinking of Flagstaff as just a small northern Arizona mountain town. Naval astronomer,[153] and Diskan had originally moved to Flagstaff from Los Angeles so that his children could grow up able to see stars, saying that "part of being human is looking up at the stars and being awestruck. [22], The area of Flagstaff had a wagon road to California in the 1800s, constructed by Edward Fitzgerald Beale's men. [57], From the city, Amtrak provides connecting Thruway Motorcoach service via Open Road Tours, which has an office inside the rail depot. From about 25 million years ago, more faults were broken again in Flagstaff, and volcanic activity began about 6 million years ago with magma flowing up these faults to create lava flows. Flagstaff has no professional sports of its own, but is home to the successful college sports teams of NAU. – Arizona Oddities", "Destination Flagstaff:How Important is the Flagstaff-Area Tourism Cluster? [23], In 1894, A. E. Douglass recommended Flagstaff to Percival Lowell as the site for the Lowell Observatory,[26] where it was built on Mars Hill. Arizona is home to some of the most majestic peaks in the country, including Humphreys Peak; with an elevation of 12,633 feet, it is the highest point in the state and a popular hiking destination. By 2003 the event had become tradition, and the current metallic pine cone was designed and built by Frank Mayorga of Mayorga Welding in the city. The overwhelming majority of NAU PD recorded crimes are related to drugs and alcohol, with hundreds of arrests each year and over 1500 disciplinary referrals in 2018. It is a popular training destination for a variety of elite sports, largely due to its altitude and climate. While Flagstaff is no Colorado for peak bagging, there is still an active community involved in peak bagging and mountaineering. [181] The Cardinals had trained at NAU since the franchise moved to Arizona, with Fox Sports reporting that "some argued they pulled the plug on the team's only Arizona tradition". [27][35][39], As the baby boomer generation began to start their own families in the 1970s and 1980s, many moved to Flagstaff based on its small-town feel, and the population began to grow again; there were not enough jobs to support the many educated individuals moving to the city. As Rick Heffernon wrote, "the world recognizes only one Grand Canyon, and northern Arizona has it". [33], Tourism to Flagstaff is a well-established industry, but still relies on environmental forces. While it was used as building material across the West, some of Flagstaff's most prominent buildings are famous for the stone, including the Bank Hotel,[59] Weatherford Hotel, Babbitt Brothers Building, Coconino County Courthouse,[60] and various NAU buildings, including Old Main. Several historic buildings from the 1800s were also destroyed for construction of new ones, or leveled completely. It's a cool town in the Blue Ridge Mountains with a thriving arts scene and vibrant downtown, ... Asheville is to North Carolina what Flagstaff is to Arizona. [90] Fall lasts only until the snow comes in November, with winter marked between periods of snowfall, typically from November until mid-April at the latest. [204] Three Arizona Teachers of the Year from 2001 through 2003 teach at Flagstaff High School. [225] There is one local broadcast television station serving the city, KFPH-13 (TeleFutura). In addition to the numerous public schools, there are several charter schools operating in the Flagstaff area including Flagstaff Junior Academy, Northland Preparatory Academy (ranked No. [141], Local museums include the Museum of Northern Arizona, which features displays of the biology, archeology, photography, anthropology, and native art of the Colorado Plateau, and the Arboretum at Flagstaff, a 200-acre (81 ha) arboretum containing 2,500 species of drought-tolerant native plants representative of the high desert region. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 63.9 square miles (165.5 km ), of which only 0.03 square miles (0.08 km ) (0.08%) is water. [59], In the Laramide orogeny, which began about 65–75 million years ago, the Western United States underwent stress in rock formation; in the Four Corners region this pushed up the preexisting layers and ultimately formed the Colorado Plateau (and the Rocky Mountains). 6.6 miles west of downtown Flagstaff off the I-40 West is the A1 Mountain Road. [29] The Babbitt family would be very influential in northern Arizona for decades. [96], The arboretum in Flagstaff has an extensive regional collection of the Penstemon genus and hosts an annual Penstemon Festival. However, from 1988 to 2012 (with the exception of the 2005 season), the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League held their summer training camp at Northern Arizona University. At Glendale, they train in a domed stadium rather than outside,[f] which player Bertrand Berry said took away some of the feeling of training camp, saying "there really isn't that need to practice outside when most of the games are inside, but when you talk about building a team and going through adverse situations and bonding together, I think they miss out on a little bit of that". At the federal level, Flagstaff is within Arizona's 1st congressional district, which is the tenth largest congressional district, covering nearly 60,000 sq. The peak can be best viewed from Shultz Pass road, and is known for its continuous aspen belt. [56] It is about 130 miles (210 km) north of the State capital, Phoenix. There are 19 public schools, with 11,500 students and 800 faculty and staff, in the Flagstaff Unified School District. 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