But be prepared. Weather in northern Arizona varies tremendously with elevation. Above 10,000’ on the San Francisco Peaks, annual precipitation exceeds 40 inches, temperatures are considerably cooler, and the growing season is remarkably shorter. And 30 miles to the northeast lies desert - at 4500’, the Little Colorado River Basin typically receives less than 7” of rain each year.
Did You Know?
Flagstaff, Arizona, is the world's first designated International Dark Sky City. This helps to ensure dark night skies at 3 national monuments located nearby - Walnut Canyon, Sunset Crater Volcano, and Wupatki.