Flagstaff, Arizona (City Map of FLG )
Flagstaff lies at an elevation of 7,000 ft (2,135 m) on the south side of the San Francisco Mountains, commonly just called "The Peaks". They include Humphrey's Peak, which at 12,633 ft (3,850 m), is the highest mountain in Arizona. Flagstaff is bordered by forests of pine trees and surrounded by world-famous attractions. Next to the prominent Grand Canyon that gave Arizona its nickname, the red rocks of Sedona, Meteor Crater, the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, the Wupatki ruins, Sunset Crater, and numerous Native American communities are within easy driving distance.
The town itself is rich in history, folklore, and science. Flagstaff combines a strong Western legacy echoing the days of pioneer ranchers, railroad builders and lumbermen with a modern sense of discovery. For instance, the civic center is close to the railroad because Flagstaff's early economy was centered on lumber and cattle. The historic downtown area, which burned to the ground a number of times, was eventually rebuilt with bricks and native stone. Some of those buildings have been restored to their original appearance and are still in use today.
Furthermore, Flagstaff homes a number of museums such as the Museum of Northern Arizona presenting the geologic and natural history of the area as well as displaying prehistoric Indian artifacts from the nearby ruins. The town also boasts Lowell Observatory (where Pluto and the expansion of the universe were discovered), the Pioneer Historical Museum, the Riordan Mansion State Historic Park, and genuine Route 66 nostalgia. It is an exciting urban center that abounds with dining, shopping and nightlife opportunities, as well as a unique arts and crafts scene.
For information on Flagstaff please visit:
Flagstaff Visitors Bureau http://www.flagstaffarizona.org
Flagstaff City Hall http://www.flagstaff.az.gov
For information on Arizona, its attractions and packaged tour offers please visit
Arizona Office of Tourism http://www.ArizonaGuide.com
Grand Canyon http://www.nps.gov/grca
Open Road Tours http://www.openroadtours.com
The conference takes place at Northern Arizona University. All sessions will be held in buildings close to the Inn (map no. 33, 5E).
For more information about the campus, please visit (Campus Map )
Climate and Weather
Flagstaff’s combination of altitude, low humidity, and terrain provide mild weather conditions and clear air throughout the year. Located at a 7,000 feet (2,135 m) elevation Flagstaff is considered a high desert region. At high altitude the sun is more intense and you may experience fatigue and shortness of breath. The altitudes vary in northern Arizona, from over 12,000 feet (3,658 m) atop Flagstaff’s Mount Humphrey’s Peak to just over 2,500 feet (771 m) in the depths of the Grand Canyon river gorge. June offers perfect summer weather. Day temperature goes up to 79F/26°C while evenings are cool.
Check http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/fgz/ to find out about the current temperature.
Arizona does not observe Daylight Saving Time (GMT -7 during Standard Time).
The US country code is +1.
In emergency cases you can always call 911 toll free.
Regular phone booths can be operated by coins or phone cards.
There is a post office on campus called NAU Contract Station. It is opened Monday to Friday 8.00 – 16.00. Courier services are available.