Flagstaff Arizona’s location amongst the ponderosa pines near the Coconino National Forest, a mere 90 minutes from the Grand Canyon, makes it a perfect base for anyone who wants to explore Arizona’s wild and wonderful outdoors. Opportunities for recreations like hiking, biking, camping & climbing are plentiful and the scenery is breathtaking. The Sunset Crater National Monument is a 1,000-foot tall volcano cone that isn’t open to climbers, but makes for a stunning view. Another great attraction is the Museum of Northern Arizona that offers great exhibits & outdoor recreations like backpacking, kayaking, etc. Flagstaff is a haven for skiers with several nice slopes at the Arizona Snow Bowl & cross-country skiing at Flagstaff Nordic Center. The city is also a great place for camping & family outings.