Is Flagstaff on a mountain?
San Francisco Mountains. Coconino National Forest with mountain range of San Francisco Peaks. This is a volcanic mountain range, located just north of Flagstaff, AZ. Known locally as "The Peaks," this range is home to Arizona's tallest mountain, Humphrey's Peak, which towers 12,633 feet.
The elevation of the Colorado River, at the bottom of the Canyon, averages out to around 2,200 feet (670 meters). The average elevation of the south rim is around 6,800 feet (2,072 meters) with the highest spot, Grandview Point, being 7,400 feet (2,255 meters).
- Situated at the far eastern end of the South Rim, 27 miles (43 km) from Grand Canyon Village, the tower stands 70 feet (21 m) tall. The top of the tower is 7,522 feet (2,293 m) above sea level, the highest point on the South Rim.
- High-Altitude Hazards -- The Grand Canyon rim's high elevation (approximately 7,000 ft.) can lead to altitude sickness, shortness of breath, fatigue, and even nausea.
- Named by Powell, "Its head at the confluence of the Little Colorado River, its foot at the entrance of Nonnow Valley; its length 238 miles." Dellenbaugh writes, "Powell was responsible for most of the names in the Canyon. He called it Grand Canyon on the first trip.
Days of Cold Temperatures. Even on warmest days of the year, Flagstaff's minimum temperatures almost always go below 60°F. During all months but July and August, the daily lows can drop to freezing. Really cold temperatures occur on an average of four days during winter, when the day's low registers 0 °F or less.
- Snowfall is 0 inches. The average US city gets 26 inches of snow per year. The number of days with any measurable precipitation is 20. On average, there are 299 sunny days per year in Phoenix, Arizona.
- How Often Prescott Has Cold Temperatures. From late fall until early spring, Prescott can get quite chilly at night. The thermometer drops to 20 °F or lower on an average of 26 days a year. Despite its cold nights, the days at Prescott almost always warm up to above freezing.
- In comparison, Phoenix is truly a safe safe big city. Sure there are some questionable areas, but tourists rarely wander into these places, especially if you are in Scottsdale. But, that is several hours away from Phoenix.
- 20,310 feet
- Sequoia National Park / Inyo National Forest, California, U.S. Mount Whitney is the tallest mountain in California, as well as the highest summit in the contiguous United States and the Sierra Nevada—with an elevation of 14,505 feet (4,421 m).
- 13,528 feet
Updated: 3rd October 2019