yes there's snow in arizona
Hugged along historic Route 66, lies Arizona's favorite mountain town - Flagstaff. Breathe the fresh pine-scented air as this town is adjacent to the largest contiguous Ponderosa Pine forest in North America. Only two hours from Phoenix, Flagstaff is the place to throw on a flannel shirt and cool off with down-to-earth locals.
Flagstaff is one of the top 5 snowiest cities in the country, seeing more than 100 inches on average each winter. The best part? There are plenty of winter recreational opportunities including skiing at Arizona Snowbowl. Not visiting in the winter? No problem. Arizona Snowbowl offers lift rides in the summer, or hike the tallest peak in Arizona, Humphrey's Peak, sitting at 12,633' (advanced hiking experience recommended).
underground lava tubes
Beneath the Ponderosa Pines, Flagstaff has its very own collection of volcanic wonders including the Lava River Cave. Venture underground and walk through a cascades of caves where lava used to flow. Choose this adventure in the summer, and be prepared. Click here for tips on what to bring.