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Affectionately known as frolf (a portmanteau of frisbee and golf), this game is just as difficult as throwing a frisbee. The game of disc golf started in the early 1960s and since then it has gained quite a following, enough so to create its own associations. Here in Flagstaff, McPherson Park provides all you need to enjoy a professional game. Here you'll learn the rules and quirky terminology of the sport.
Located south of Flagstaff, Fort Tuthill County Park is home to the Coconino County Fair and Coconino County Horse Races. There are five areas which include the amphitheater, the fairground, the race track and an arena. Each one offers its own entertainment and during the summer, the area is bustling with variety of special events such as rodeos, fairs and other attractions particular to the venue.
Many travelers are surprised to learn that the world's largest contiguous Ponderosa Pine forest blankets the mountains of Flagstaff in Northern Arizona. Aromatic treetops brush the endless blue sky just outside of town, but this panoramic portrait is more than just breathtaking scenery for hikers, climbers and other outdoor enthusiasts; it's home to wildlife which includes the black bear and American bald eagle. Explore elevations of up to 12,633 feet and watch the flora change from cactus to alpine tundra along the way.
Among many western Native American pueblo cultures, the katsina is revered as a spirit that represents any inanimate or animate being in the natural world. The aptly named trail reveals the beauty of nature; it's filled with colorful aspens and pines that traverse the rugged, volcanic landscape. Located at the entrance to the popular Arizona Snowbowl ski area, it's crowded all-year round, however the best time is May through November.
The San Francisco Peaks offer a wealth of outdoor activities. From hiking amongst the Ponderosa Pines to skiing at Snowbowl, there is something for everyone. Humphreys Peak is the tallest peak within the volcanic range. Rising to a majestic 12,633-feet, it is the highest peak in Arizona. The summit is accessible in both winter and summer, however some routes are closed during really inclement weather.
Located north of Flagstaff near the Wupatki National Monument, this volcano last erupted a little before the Norman Conquest on the other side of the world in 1066. The volcanic eruption scattered ash and black cinder for miles around the area. Serendipitously, the ashen soil allowed subsequent tribes to inhabit the area due to its ability to retain water. Alongside the volcano, visitors can examine fascinating geologic features such as 'Squeeze-ups' and 'Hornitos,' which are bulbous mounds of lava and droplets. Hike along one-mile Lava Flow Trail and discover hidden wonders or climb a nearby cinder cone on the Lennox Crater Trail and enjoy the astounding views. Unfortunately, hiking to the top is prohibited.