"Today, just as in prehistoric times, it is the mountain that attracts people to Flagstaff. Looming to a height of 12,670 feet, the San Fransisco Peaks are the highest point in the state. In the winter the towering summits are newly white and glorious against an Arizona-blue sky. In the summer deep purple wild iris, and later toward fall bright yellow sunflowers, dress the foothills in magnificent color. In autumn the golden aspen leaves flurry in cool mountain breezes that lift the eyes and the spirit to the mountains.
Situated on the Colorado Plateau, shadowed by the Peaks, Flagstaff is home to some 62,000 residents - a fascinating city rooted in the region's history and culture, and surrounded by some of nature's most spectacular treasures. But it will always remain a mountain town; its history, its culture and its spirit intertwined with the mountains that Native Americans still hold sacred, and that its people call home."- Destination Flagstaff 1997-1998