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 also a big draw of living Flagstaff; residents as well as tourists enjoy close proximity to Grand Canyon National Park, Oak Creek Canyon, and the 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 including 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 offers 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 area, and with the its varied terrain, campers, backpackers, and climbers often frequent Flagstaff. With all its indoor and outdoor entertainment, Flagstaff has something to offer those from all walks of life!