Flagstaff is all about outdoor recreation. The San Francisco Peaks and Mt. Elden provide outdoor enthusiasts with a dozens of trails for hikers, trail runners and mountain bikers to explore. Mormon Lake and Lake Mary are just a short drive from town and are used for kayaking, fishing, paddleboarding, and even some kiteboarding. Look up into the sky and you'll even see hanggliders and paragliders soaring above Mt. Elden. And of course, during the winter, skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and other winter activities are big on Mt. Humphreys and around the base of the San Francisco Peaks. In Flagstaff, you could throw a stone and hit a rock climber. There are so many crags in the area that it's just a matter of choosing what style of climbing you want to do for the day and what kind of rock your up for. And with a climbing community comes the highliners. If it's a sunny warm day, you'll find slacklines set up at the park or in people's front yards. And let's not forget cyclists. Whether distance or elevation change is your thing, Flagstaff has routes for every cyclist to enjoy. There are so many other outdoor sports and things to do that were not even mentioned. And if all this sounds like a little too much for you, there are some really great things to do outside in Flagstaff that don't require you to be a hardcore outdoor adventurer.
Almost every weekend during the spring and summer, there are typically festivals and cultural events going on. From the Fat Tire Film and Brew Festival to the Celtic Festival, Flagstaff has a surprisingly full outdoor entertainment schedule. There's the annual Pickin' in the Pines bluegrass festival, cultural performances downtown every Friday and free movies at The Square every weekend during the summer. There's something for everyone to do outdoors. Nature is this town's pulse. So get outside and experience the heart of Flagstaff.Written by: Chrissy Zubieta Tweet
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