Flagstaff is an upland town set close to the San Francisco Peaks and not too far from the Grand Canyon. At vacation rentals in Flagstaff you’ll have very impressive natural scenery to admire, and the climate at this high altitude is far cooler than in the surrounding desert regions.
Arizona is not a state readily associated with winter sport, but at Flagstaff vacation accommodation you’ll be close to one of the state’s only ski resorts. Arizona Snowbowl was in fact one of the country’s earliest ski destinations. There are almost 800 skiable acres here, with longest run extending for three kilometres. The resort’s high elevation ensures plenty of snow in the winter months and the forest all around offer plenty of trails for cross-country ski enthusiasts.
At other times of year there are many other activities to enjoy in the area surrounding self-catering accommodation in Flagstaff, with hiking amid fantastic mountain landscapes – the Elden Lookout Trail is an especially rewarding walk, reaching an altitude of almost 900 metres. Humphreys Peak offers another fantastic route – it’s the highest in the San Francisco Range. A more laid-back way to enjoy these vistas is to take a skyride in the lifts that are used by skiers in winter. Meanwhile, the downhill trails at the Snowbowl resort are transformed into a scenic disc-golf course.
One of the most popular activities around Flagstaff self-catering vacation accommodation is cycling, both on mountain trails and on the road. There are a number of stores in the town offering rentals and detailed information about the terrain and trails outside Flagstaff.
The Grand Canyon would be an ideal destination for a day trip from Flagstaff vacation rentals. This internationally renowned UNESCO World Heritage Site features a vast canyon, with a change in elevation of more than 2,000 metres. Great locations to enjoy this scenery can be found at Desert View, which has an old watchtower offering fantastic vistas of the Colorado River and Conyon around it.
On holiday at a vacation rental in Flagstaff you’ll encounter a continental climate, which brings cold weather from around December through to February – there’s also a plenty of snowfall at this time of year, with Flagstaff ranked as one of the country’s snowiest cities. Meanwhile the period from June to September is consistently warm, with especially hot weather in July.
If you’re heading for Flagstaff vacation accommodation from the UK then you’ll be able to fly with British Airways from London Heathrow (LHR) to Phoenix (PHX), which offers connecting flights to Flagstaff Pulliam Airport (FLG) with US Airways Express.