Don’t make the mistake of thinking of Flagstaff as just a small northern Arizona mountain town. The City of Flagstaff raised its minimum wage above the State minimum wage in 2017. [230], Several films then used Flagstaff's Route 66 in scenes: the 1969 film Easy Rider were filmed on Milton Road and Route 66 as well as near Sunset Crater; a moment in the film National Lampoon's Vacation was filmed at a truck stop gas station near Little America Hotel in 1983; a small scene in Midnight Run was filmed in Flagstaff at the train depot, and the city was referenced in the film; several of the running scenes in Forrest Gump were filmed in and around the area, including a memorable scene in which Forrest is seen jogging in downtown Flagstaff and gives inspiration to a bumper sticker designer; parts of 2007 Academy Award winner Little Miss Sunshine were filmed at the junction of I-40 and I-17 in Flagstaff; and Terminal Velocity was partially filmed in the city. Double Crater is an extinct Pleistocene volcano within the San Francisco volcanic field, north of Flagstaff, Arizona. [128], In its early days, the city's economic base comprised the lumber, railroad, and ranching industries. Flagstaff's combined metropolitan area has an estimated population of 139,097. Putnam, William Lowell. This is a scenic wonderland for sight seers, nature lovers, hikers, and snow skiers during the winter months. Some of the groups are only a few trees, some are acres large; other groups are even-aged. The Flagstaff Urban Trail System includes 50 miles of trail within the city itself. [29][30] In 1899, the Northern Arizona Normal School was established; it was renamed to Northern Arizona University (NAU) in 1966. 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. [33], Lowell Observatory celebrated its 125th anniversary in 2019 and continues to be a leading astronomical research center, as well as a popular destination for visitors. [215], Electricity generation in Flagstaff is provided by Arizona Public Service, an electric utility subsidiary operated by parent company Pinnacle West. NOFS is heavily involved with the science of star catalogs and astrometry, or the positions and distances of stars and celestial objects. [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. Come out and join the adventure on Mount Humphreys and the San Francisco Peaks. Grow your travel business and get new leads from interested customers. [235], Benches commemorating Flagstaff's traditional labor forces and a mural in Heritage Square, Flagstaff experiences four seasons (clockwise from top left: spring, summer, winter, fall), ‡This populated place also has portions in an adjacent county or counties. P. Lowell to A. E. Douglass, April 16, 1894, Lowell Observatory Archives. [citation needed] The department has won many prestigious awards, including multiple invitations to the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival. Hit the primo aspen groves on the San Francisco Peaks, Bill Williams Mountain, or Mount Elden and immerse in a sea of technicolor eye-candy. The source used for quarrying most of this rock was a deposit 1 mile east of the town, which fell under the control of Charles Begg in 1887, who then began selling the stone across the southwest – after he made a successful sale in California that expanded the business, he was replaced in 1888 by a master quarryman. Well, you need to plan your itinerary right because there are so many things to do in Flagstaff that you just can’t miss!. [194], Flagstaff's proximity to Grand Canyon National Park, about 75 miles (121 km) north of the city, has made it a popular tourist destination since the mid-19th century. [50] In Havasupai, Flagstaff is known as Wii Hagnbaj. [197] On July 2, 2019, the city council named Greg Clifton as city manager among 50 candidates. [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. Flagstaff (/ˈflæɡ.stæf/ FLAG-staf;[5] Navajo: Kinłání Dookʼoʼoosłííd Biyaagi, Navajo pronunciation: [kʰɪ̀nɬɑ́nɪ́ tòːkʼòʔòːsɬít pɪ̀jɑ̀ːkɪ̀]) is a city in, and the county seat of, Coconino County in northern Arizona, in the southwestern United States. [184] Australian rules football team Collingwood Magpies regularly train at NAU facilities,[185] as does the Olympic-medal-winning Team GB British Swimming team. Though most moved to California, there was a significant number that settled in Flagstaff after hearing that the lumber industry of northern Arizona was some of the best paid work going, and a familiar vocation for those from southern states. Browse 163 attractions, meet 1 travelers, 2 tour guides and discover 187 photos. 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. The festival is four days long and consists of several sessions of films. [24] Coconino County was created in 1891, and Flagstaff was chosen as its county seat over nearby Williams. The cityscape of Flagstaff is its historic downtown area centered on Heritage Square, with the historic nature of its restored buildings and local theme iconic to the city and representative of its culture. Flagstaff mountains are great for hiking, skiing and snowboarding. [58], In the 1960s, the geology and topography of the Flagstaff area, including formations like Meteor Crater, was seen as similar to environments that would be encountered on the Moon in terms of planetary geology. miles. Other species scattered among this region include Gambel oak, quaking aspen, and Rocky Mountain juniper trees. [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. Flagstaff city is blessed with an abundance of natural resources such as Mormon Lake, Lake Mary, Long Lake, Stone Lake, and Ashurst Lake, which are considered to be among the beautiful lakes in the state … Travelers are voting Agassiz Peak, Fremont Peak and San Francisco Peaks as the best of 15 mountain ranges near Flagstaff. Wat te doen in Flagstaff, Arizona. [220] Water and wastewater services are provided by the City of Flagstaff. The annual Northern Arizona Book Festival, held in the spring, brings together authors to read and display their works. [211], The major rail corridor running through Flagstaff is the Southern Transcon, originally built by the Santa Fe Railroad and now owned and operated by the BNSF Railway. the expected highest and lowest temperature readings at any point during the year or given month) calculated based on data at said location from 1981 to 2010. [61] With its many trees, leaves do change color in Flagstaff's fall, with the change starting at the end of September and happening throughout October. Arizona Snowbowl is located on the western slope of Mount Humphreys, the tallest point in the state. [86], Scientific and high tech research and development operations are in the city, including Lowell Observatory, Northern Arizona University, the United States Naval Observatory Flagstaff Station (NOFS) and the United States Geological Survey's (USGS) Flagstaff campus. [81] Spring begins in April with pleasant weather. [61] The city's climate data is observed from Flagstaff Pulliam Airport. 6.6 miles west of downtown Flagstaff off the I-40 West is the A1 Mountain Road. Downtown Flagstaff is a "narrow and slender" area between the NAU campus at its south and the Museum of Northern Arizona at the north. [95], The Coconino National Forest and Flagstaff are within the largest contiguous ponderosa pine forest in North America. Humphreys Peak is Arizona's highest mountain and the highest point of the San Francisco Peaks north of Flagstaff in north-central Arizona. Passenger rail service is provided by Amtrak at the downtown Flagstaff station, connecting on east–west routes to Los Angeles and Albuquerque via the Southwest Chief line. : Published for Lowell Observatory by Phoenix Pub., c1994. [200] The City Council of Flagstaff then passed Title 15 of the City Ordinance, which provided for implementation of the new law. West Flagstaff encompasses the area south and west of downtown, including NAU and the Lake Mary neighborhood. As Rick Heffernon wrote, "the world recognizes only one Grand Canyon, and northern Arizona has it". [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 peak is within the…. Until 2017, Flagstaff's crime rate was typically in line with the US average. The Hotel Monte Vista in Flagstaff hosted many film stars during this era, including Jane Russell, Gary Cooper, Spencer Tracy, John Wayne, and Bing Crosby. [27] Flagstaff also became incorporated as a town in 1894. [213] As of January 2020 the airport offers year-round direct flights to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, and Denver International Airport, on American Airlines and United Airlines. 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. The primary generating station near Flagstaff is the coal-fired, 995-MW Cholla Power Plant, near Holbrook, which uses coal from the McKinley Mine in New Mexico. Naval Observatory Flagstaff Station, the United States Geological Survey Flagstaff Station, and Northern Arizona University. It is a popular training destination for a variety of elite sports, largely due to its altitude and climate. If you're more interested in beautiful landscapes than hiking, there are plenty of stunning mountains … [13] The town was still known as Antelope Spring in 1871. This is a volcanic mountain range, located just north of Flagstaff, AZ. Hiking Slate Mountain is a must do when visiting Flagstaff, and my number 1 vacation activity for new visitors! Kachina Village and Mountainaire are within Flagstaff city limits under the Flagstaff southern urban areas. Research is involved in observations of near-Earth phenomena such as asteroids and comets. These places are best for mountains in Flagstaff: Humphrey's Peak; San Francisco Peaks; O'Leary Group Campground; See more mountains in Flagstaff on Tripadvisor $ [40][41] Downtown Flagstaff became an uninviting place,[40] and many businesses started to move out of the area, causing an economic and social decline. [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. "Building Type Basics for Hospitality Facilities. 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. West Kennebunk, Me. Flagstaff's summers are also notable for the monsoon season in July and August, when thunderstorms occur almost daily. We have photos of all 163 tourist attractions around Flagstaff or add your own (Click here to browse them). [125], NAU operates as a weapon-free and drug-free campus (even medical marijuana), with restrictions on alcohol possession for resident students over 21 within certain private areas of certain residence halls. [42][43], At the time of Beale's wagon road, the area was known as Antelope Spring, after the spring at the foot of Mars Hill (now called Antelope/Old Town Spring). [187], Long-distance runner Andrea Seccafien used to altitude train in Flagstaff but moved to Australia in 2018,[188][189] saying "We don't go to Flagstaff or St. Moritz anymore which are more populated by runners and the general public. 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. [190], The area is a recreational hub for road cycling and mountain biking clubs, organized triathlon events, and annual cross country ski races. [61], Freezing temperatures (below 32 °F (0 °C)) return towards the end of September, with the mild fall season having daytime temperatures around 60 °F (16 °C). [58][64], Moenkopi Formation red sandstone is a distinctive feature of Flagstaff, as it was used as a building material from the 1880s because of its fire retardant properties. While NAU's flagship facility is the Walkup Skydome, the Cardinals also trained on their outdoor football fields. You can find 262 mountain ranges in Arizona and 5109 mountain ranges in the country of United States. Gore & Associates: Celebrating 50 years in Flagstaff", "The breakdown of Snowbowl's impact in Flagstaff", "The SAVE THE PEAKS COALITION v. 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[136][137], Arizona Snowbowl does not publish their revenue or make it public knowledge, which makes it hard to calculate its impact on the Flagstaff economy. There are also numerous Sonoran Desert ranges, or Arizona transition zone ranges. Local businessmen lobbied for Route 66 to pass through the city, which it did, turning the local industry from lumber to tourism and developing downtown Flagstaff. 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. In the 1980s a series of measures were introduced for the city and Coconino County, and the Dark Sky Coalition was founded in 1999 by Chris Luginbuhl and Lance Diskan. There are 19 public schools, with 11,500 students and 800 faculty and staff, in the Flagstaff Unified School District. [183], Flagstaff has acquired a reputation as a magnet for outdoor enthusiasts, and the region's varied terrain, high elevation, and amenable weather attract campers, backpackers, climbers, recreation and elite runners, and mountain bikers from throughout the southwestern United States. Doyle Peak is listed at 11,440 feet (3,487 m), and can be seen as the summit most on the right, if you are looking at the San Francisco Mountains from the Flagstaff area. [61], Flagstaff is an area "of great ecological variation" due to its diverse habitat life zones. In Diné Bizaad, it is known as Kinłání Dookʼoʼoosłííd Biyaagi. [98], Flagstaff has a diverse cityscape, and exists in distinct areas. 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. Humphreys is the most recognizable point on the San Francisco Peaks, which are north of Flagstaff. [212], Air travel is available through Flagstaff Pulliam Airport (IATA: FLG, ICAO: KFLG, FAA LID: FLG), just south of the city. [101] Flagstaff has an "urban forest park", Buffalo Park,[102] which sits on top of McMillan Mesa and used to be home to a zoo in the 1960s. [73], Northern Arizona experiences a summer monsoon season from July to September,[74] with Flagstaff's wettest months being July and August, and its driest being June, all in the summer;[67] Mediterranean climates have wet season only in the winter. [145], Flagstaff takes one of its nicknames from its legislative designation as the world's first International Dark Sky City, a deliberate dark sky preserve area with measures to reduce light pollution. The City of Flagstaff is closely monitoring the outbreak of COVID-19 in Arizona. Sometimes, snow reappears in May (and is not unheard of in June), but the spring period is typically mild and dry, lasting until early June. At the federal level, Flagstaff is within Arizona's 1st congressional district, which is the tenth largest congressional district, covering nearly 60,000 sq. [217] About nine percent of trips in Flagstaff are made by bicycle. [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. [207] Local bus service is provided throughout the city by the Mountain Line. There are 679.2 acres (274.9 ha) of city parks in Flagstaff, the largest of which are Thorpe Park and Buffalo Park. [62][63] The peaks are about 10 miles (16 km) northwest of downtown Flagstaff, with the Snowbowl resort just southwest of Humphreys Peak. [57] The wildlife of the peaks include mule deer, elk, turkey vultures, and black bears, all visible from public trails. [13], Until western expansion in the 1860s, the Yavapai, specifically the Wi:pukba (Northeastern Yavapai), occupied the land up to the San Francisco Peaks. Humphreys Peak, the highest point in Arizona at 12,633 feet (3,851 m), is about 10 miles (16 km) north of Flagstaff in Kachina Peaks Wilderness. [138] The Snowbowl supports approximately 200 full-time jobs and $12.08 million in economic output for the city of Flagstaff. As part of the celebrations, Front Street was renamed Santa Fe Avenue. [218] Flagstaff is also home to Arizona's first commercial solar power generating station, which was built in 1997 and provides 87 kW of electricity. 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". The primary purpose of the project was to increase its viability for commercial and regional jets. Click a photo of a mountain range to see its location on the map and find out more information. Find information on mountain ranges in Flagstaff as well as 262 mountain ranges in Arizona, 5109 mountain ranges in United States, 5700 In-school programs also are an important part of the festival. The first hospital in the city was opened in 1936, by Charles Sechrist. Scoleman has created the deal Magna on the Danube. [citation needed] NAU runs several radio stations including KNAU and KPUB and their translator stations, which provide NPR and PRI news coverage, as well as classical music. [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. 52 in US News's America's Top 100 Best High Schools), the Flagstaff Arts and Leadership Academy, Pine Forest Charter School, BASIS Flagstaff (ranked No. [25] In 1888, McMillan purchased an unfinished building that sits at the present-day intersection of Leroux Street and Route 66/Santa Fe Avenue, turning it into a bank and hotel known as the Bank Hotel. Thunderstorm activity happens mostly during the daytime. 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[94] Tree species abound the area, which covers three arboreal life zones: Douglas fir and aspen forest, Ponderosa pine forest, and Pinyon-juniper woodland. Before the summer monsoon each year there is a dry period in May and June. [201] The new minimum wage in Flagstaff on July 1, 2017, was $10.50, fifty cents more than the Arizona state minimum wage. "[152] It was reported in an award-winning article[59] that even though greater restrictions on types of public lighting were introduced in 1989,[154] requiring them all to be low-emission, some public buildings like gas stations hadn't updated by 2002, after the Dark Sky designation. [97], Coconino is also home to a variety of bird species, which is further diversified by species from desert climates south of the Mogollon Rim still mixing in the area. [51], Flagstaff, the county seat of Coconino County, Arizona,[52] is located at 35°11′57″N 111°37′52″W / 35.19917°N 111.63111°W / 35.19917; -111.63111. [28]:65–67 In the 1890s, the Arizona Lumber and Timber Company was founded by the Riordan brothers to process timber. [231] Grizzly Peak Films also filmed Sasquatch Mountain, a feature-length film for the Science Fiction Channel about a Yeti, in Flagstaff and Williams. The last three of these are still exposed. Temperatures in winter are usually below freezing, going no higher than around 40 °F (4 °C) in the day, even in sunshine. [228], In the early 20th century, the city was considered as a site for the film The Squaw Man by Jesse Lasky and Cecil B. DeMille, but was abandoned in favor of Hollywood. [169] The NAU football team has a rivalry with the Southern Utah Thunderbirds, known as the Grand Canyon Rivalry, based on the universities residing on opposite sides of the Grand Canyon. [186] Another British Olympian, Mo Farah, trains in Flagstaff. The district is represented by Tom O'Halleran (D) of Sedona. The city's African American population is considerably lower than the U.S. average (1.9% versus 12.6%), while the Native American population is markedly higher (11.7% vs. 0.9%). [87], Though one of the least-sunny cities in Arizona,[88] Flagstaff still ranks among the United States' sunniest cities, having sunshine for an average 78% of the year. Mountain County Height Escudilla Mountain: Apache: 10912 ft (3325 m) Mount Graham: … Through the 1970s and 1980s, downtown fell into disrepair, but was revitalized with a major cultural heritage project in the 1990s. [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. This town is a mountain town. In the House of Representatives, the 6th is represented by Bob Thorpe (R) of Flagstaff and Walter Blackman (R) of Snowflake. [130] Lowell Observatory and NOFS also are collaborators on the Navy Precision Optical Interferometer, on nearby Anderson Mesa. Flagstaff has no professional sports of its own, but is home to the successful college sports teams of NAU. Groundwater from several water wells throughout the city and surrounding area provide additional sources of drinking water. Around Flagstaff more specifically, this process deformed flat rock layers into folds, and allowed surface rivers to cut deep canyons in the younger rock layers. The original building is still intact, operating as a Super 8 motel. [103][104] Buffalo Park/McMillan Mesa bisects the city, separating East Flagstaff from the West and Downtown. Rock Climbing. Some of the larger employers in Flagstaff are Northern Arizona University, the Flagstaff Medical Center, and the Flagstaff Unified School District. [61], The San Francisco Peaks are a main aspect of Flagstaff's local geography and can be seen from everywhere in the city. 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