Adventure Outdoors Magazine Summer 2016 - Page 134

Start your grand adventure in Flagstaff, Arizona Although the Southwest is known for its amazing desert landscapes and of course, Flagstaff is an oasis situated at 7,000 feet elevation, located just south of Grand Canyon National Park. With mild summers, a trip to Flagstaff is a welcome relief for travelers seeking a place to enjoy the great outdoors year-round. Take your time to explore Grand Canyon National Park and the surrounding area. Stop at the Flagstaff Visitor Center beforehand to pick up your express entry pass and get insider tips on where to take in the scenery. Flagstaff is not just about the Grand Canyon though. Known as a hiker’s paradise with trails available fo