Flagstaff Weather

The weather in Flagstaff, Arizona is unlike most other areas in the state. Flagstaff has four distinct seasons and much cooler average temperatures. At an elevation of 6,910 ft (2,106 m) Flagstaff experiences intense sunny days as well as an average of 100 inches of snow during the winter months. Most summer days in Flagstaff do not exceed 80 degrees Fahrenheit which makes it a wonderful escape from the much hotter surrounding desert areas. During the late summer months (mostly of August) Flagstaff is bathed in afternoon monsoons nearly every day. Each season in Flagstaff is fantastic for visiting - and to live in, especially if you like four distinct seasons, but all bathed in sun.

Mid September to late November. Most fall days are sunny and warm with just a touch of crisp mountain air causing the leaves on the trees to change from green to gold. Aspen groves on the San Francisco peaks are a wonderful place to visit and enjoy the fall colors. Nights begin to feel very chilly and jackets are usually necessary after sunset. This is a wonderful time to spend time outdoors enjoying physical activities. It's warm enough to be outside, but cool enough the it's difficult to get overheated. The San Francisco Peaks, Lockett Meadow and Snowbowl Road get quite busy with fall leaf seekers.

Late November to mid March. Winter months in Flagstaff are usually very brisk with the average daytime temperature around 38 to 40 degrees Fahrenheit. Jackets and layers are a necessity, especially when the snow begins to fall! Luckily, even if a winter storm hits, the Arizona sunshine is bound to appear within a day or two and newly fallen snow will glisten under a beautiful bright blue sky.

Mid March to Late May. As the daily temperatures begin to rise, tulips and daffodils will speckle the town with their cheerful color. Days will usually be sunny; however, there is no such thing as a spring day without a chilly breeze. In fact, Snowbowl's resort conditions are consistently better in February and March than they are December through late January. Flagstaff gets great snow during the spring and is typically a wonderful time to enjoy skiing and snowboarding. Night temperatures still drop down to almost freezing which makes layering clothing a good idea, especially closer to the evening. In town, the weather is among sunniest, cool-weather climates you'll find in the county for this season and type of climate.

Late May to Mid September. There is almost no better place to experience summer in Arizona than in Flagstaff. Daily temperatures average in the mid seventies and nights are often enjoyed with a light sweater. Monsoons happen nearly every afternoon in late July and August. These intense rain storms disappear as quickly as they arrive and leave the earth fresh and damp and glowing in the summer sun.


Flagstaff enjoys 161 sunny days per year, 101 partly cloudy days (40 - 70% cloud cover) and 103 cloudy days (80 - 100% cloud cover). Be sure to pack a brimmed hat, comfortable sturdy shoes, a camera and a high SPF sunscreen year-round. At Flagstaff's high elevation, UV rays are more intense and damaging, increasing your risk for skin and eye damage. Sun protection at high altitudes is a must.

 

1. The Ultimate Off Road Adventure

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1200 Airport Rd
Sedona, AZ 86336
(928) 351-1000
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2. GreenTree Inn Flagstaff

Located just minutes away from Northern Arizona University, and only three miles from Downtown Flags
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2755 South Woodlands Village Boulevard
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
9287731111
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3. Little America Hotel Flagstaff

Little America is truly one of the best Flagstaff hotels. From our 500-acre private forest to our f
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2515 East Butler Avenue
Flagstaff, AZ 86004
8003524386
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4. Wildland Trekking

Join The Wildland Trekking Co. on an epic journey to the Grand Canyon! Services include 1 to 8 day
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4025 East Huntington Drive
Flagstaff, AZ 86004
8007154453
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5. Flagstaff Extreme Adventure Course

Flagstaff Extreme Adventure Course is an elevated obstacle course set in the tall Ponderosa Pines

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Fort Tuthill County Park
Fort Tuthill-Palmer Bypass, Flagstaff, AZ 86005
(888) 259-0125
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6. Grand Canyon Railway

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233 North Grand Canyon Boulevard
Kaibab National Forest, Williams, AZ 86046
8008438724
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7. Maverick Helicopter Tours

Maverick Helicopters provides helicopter tours to the Grand Canyon. Maverick brings VIP and first-
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6075 South Las Vegas Boulevard
Las Vegas, NV 89119
8882614414
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8. DoubleTree By Hilton Flagstaff

We are a newly renovated hotel right on route 66. With banquet space, indoor whirlpool, outdoor J

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1175 W Rte 66
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
928-773-8888
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9. One Day Colorado River Float Trip From Flagstaff From Viator

For a scenic and fun day out in Arizona, you can't go past this relaxing float trip down the mighty
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4825 North Rancho Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89108
7026485873
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10. Antelope Canyon & Horseshoe Bend

Spend a day visiting two of the most iconic landscapes in the American Southwest- Antelope Canyon

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1515 North Main Street
Flagstaff, AZ 86004
1-800-514-0884
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11. Arizona Mountain Inn & Cabins

Our Tudor-style inn and 17 cabins are tucked away on 13 acres of secluded Ponderosa Pines. The grou
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4200 Lake Mary Road
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
9287748959
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12. Grand Canyon Airlines

Don't just view the Canyon from the rim when you can fly the Grand Canyon with a legend! Since 1927,
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Grand Canyon National Park Airport
GCN (GCN), Kaibab National Forest, 871 Liberator Drive, Grand Canyon Village, AZ 86023
9286382463
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13. Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters

World's Largest and Most Experienced Helicopter Sightseeing Company! Daily multilingual tours of Gra
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Grand Canyon National Park Airport
GCN (GCN), Kaibab National Forest, 871 Liberator Drive, Grand Canyon Village, AZ 86023
7027367243
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14. Grand Canyon Railroad Excursion From Viator

Take a step back in time as you travel on the historic Grand Canyon Railway. The tour picks up from
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4825 North Rancho Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89108
7026485873
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15. Bearizona Wildlife Park

At Bearizona Wildlife Park you will Steer your way through 2 miles of forest and get up close to bea
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1500 West Route 66
Kaibab National Forest, Williams, AZ 86046
9286352289
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16. The Geekery

Perfect for families, enthusiasts, and casual gamers, The Geekery in Flagstaff is your local gaming
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1800 South Milton Road
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
(928) 225-5803
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17. Sedona Day Trip from Flagstaff

Spend your day exploring Sedona Red Rocks on our Sedona Day Tour. Your professional Sedona Guide wil
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1515 N Main St
Flagstaff, AZ 86004
1-877-7-SHUTTLE
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18. Grand Canyon & Navajo Indian Reservation From Viator

Enjoy spectacular views at the Grand Canyon South Rim and East Rim, and pick up a native American so
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4285 North Rancho Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89130
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FLAGSTAFF, AZ WEATHER

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