Flagstaff is the gateway to the Grand Canyon, Lake Powell, Oak Creek Canyon, Sedona, and much more. Pulliam Airport provides daily flights by America West Airlines from Phoenix. Near the southwestern edge of the Colorado Plateau, Flagstaff lies along the western side of the largest contiguous Ponderosa Pine forest in the continental United States. Flagstaff is located adjacent to Mount Elden, just south of the San Francisco Peaks, the highest mountain range in the state of Arizona.
Recognized as the cultural hub of Northern Arizona, Flagstaff offers shows, festivals, theater and arts & crafts exhibits year round. The Museum of Northern Arizona is internationally recognized as a leader in Native American fine art and in the sciences of the Colorado Plateau. The Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra performs an annual concert series. Lowell Observatory remains one of the country's leading astronomical institutions.
Flagstaff Medical Center serves as the regional health care facility for Central and Northern Arizona. Flagstaff is home to Northern Arizona University, Coconino County Community College, and numerous public and charter schools.
With a multitude of diverse landscapes and a four season climate, outdoor activities are plentiful. You can enjoy skiing, snowboarding, golfing, hiking, biking, horseback riding, boating, fishing and more. NAU's High Altitude Training Center attracts athletes from around the world.