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The San Francisco Peaks, Arizona, USA

35.1N 111.6W

June 1st, 2009 Category: Snapshots

Arizona, USA - May 11th, 2009

Arizona, USA - May 11th, 2009

The dry land of Arizona, in the southwestern USA, is punctuated by green forest around the city of Flagstaff near the southwestern edge of the Colorado Plateau.

In fact, the woodlands area visible is actually the largest contiguous Ponderosa Pine forest in the continental United States and the only alpine tundra environment in Arizona.

Flagstaff is also located adjacent to Mount Elden, just south of the San Francisco Peaks, the highest mountain range in the state of Arizona.

The San Francisco Peaks are a volcanic mountain range, the remains of an eroded stratovolcano, located in north central Arizona. The highest summit in the range, Humphreys Peak, is the highest point in the state of Arizona at 12,633 feet (3,851 m).

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