What is the highest point in Arizona?
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.
- The Grand Canyon South Rim is about 230 miles north of Phoenix via I-17 North to Flagstaff. From Flagstaff, take Highway 180 northwest to the canyon. Although it can be a day trip, it would be an exhausting one if you're going to spend a reasonable amount of time experiencing the canyon.
- Flagstaff Airport is the closest small commercial airport to Grand Canyon National Park South Rim, just a 92-minute scenic drive via three distinct routes. Fly US Airways exclusively from, or connecting through, Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport (PHX). Or, fly a private/charter aircraft into Flagstaff Pulliam Airport.
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.
- Phoenix weather averages
Annual high temperature: 86.7°F Annual low temperature: 63.4°F Average temperature: 75.05°F Average annual precipitation - rainfall: 8.04 inch Days per year with precipitation - rainfall: 36 days
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- Phoenix Temperatures: Averages by Month
High °F Low °F 86 60 April 95 69 May 104 77 June 106 83 July
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 first Anglo settler, John J. Thompson, moved to Oak Creek Canyon in 1876, an area well known for its peach and apple orchards. The early settlers were farmers and ranchers. In 1902, when the Sedona post office was established, there were 55 residents.
- The name didn't stick, because they left the area quickly in search of the Grand Canyon and other gold. In 1629, Franciscan Friars who were conducting missionary work with Natives of the area named the mountain “San Francisco Peak” in honor of Patron Saint Francis of Assisi.
- At 7,000 feet (2,130 m) elevation, located adjacent to the largest contiguous Ponderosa Pine forest in North America, Flagstaff is located on a mountain surrounded by volcanoes, in the heart of the Coconino national forest. Any type of desert climate can be found below its elevation 100 miles from Flagstaff.
Updated: 3rd October 2019