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Flagstaff Adventures - EAZ Fall-Winter 2012

Top 5: Flagstaff Adventures (Fall-Winter 2012)

The Top 5 Flagstaff Adventures — as voted on by Experience AZ readers:

Lowell Observatory

1400 W. Mars Hill Rd.,
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
(928) 774-3358
lowell.edu
Sitting atop Mars Hill in Flagstaff, on the Mogollon Rim, Lowell Observatory’s Discovery Channel Telescope is the 5th largest telescope in the continental U.S. — and one of the most technologically advanced. Come for daytime guided tours, solar viewing, multimedia shows and evening gazing.


Meteor Crater

Interstate 40, Exit 233,
Winslow, AZ 86047
(800) 289-5898
meteorcrater.com
The most well-known, most-preserved meteorite crater on Earth, Meteor Crater is the result of an asteroid collision about 50,000 years ago. It’s nearly one mile across, 2.4 miles in circumference and more than 550 feet deep. Come for its outdoor observation trails, indoor viewing, interactive discovery center and more.


Sunset Crater Volcano

Off U.S 89, on Sunset Crater –
Wupatki Loop Rd.,
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
(928) 526-0502
nps.gov/sucr
When this volcano erupted 900 years ago, the surrounding landscape was reshaped, where twisted Ponderosa Pines and an array of wildlife now coexist. Hike the trail through the lava flow and cinders, located near Flagstaff.


North Pole Experience

2515 E. Butler Ave.,
Flagstaff, AZ 86004
(888) 469-8819
northpoleexperience.com
Families can enjoy a magic trolley ride to the North Pole, build toys with Santa and his elves, attend Elf University, visit Mrs. Claus’ bakery and more. Recently relocated to Flagstaff from Greer, the North Pole Experience has partnered with The Little America Hotel, which is always decked out in more than one million Christmas lights.


Arizona Snowbowl

Off Hwy. 180, on Snowbowl Rd.,
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
(928) 774-0729
arizonasnowbowl.com
When Flagstaff transforms into a winter wonderland, residents and visitors alike flock to Arizona Snowbowl for snowshoe hiking, skiing, snowboarding and more. With 25 rooms in a cabin setting, the Ski Lift Lodge & Cabins are also an ideal place to stay, whether in the winter or summer.

Experience AZ Fall-Winter 2012