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The Largest Ponderosa Pine Forest

The Largest Contiguous

Ponderosa Pine Forest

Flagstaff is located at 7,000 feet (2,134 meters) above sea level and is surrounded by the world’s biggest contiguous Ponderosa pine forest. One of the Ponderosa pines, the largest trees in the Southwest, may reach astounding heights of 200 feet or more, with trunks that are 4 feet broad. They grow in practically pure stands covering tens of thousands of acres at elevations of 6,000-8,000 feet above sea level.

The Coconino National Forest is one of the most diversified in the country, with scenery ranging from Sedona’s famed red rocks to Ponderosa pine woods, southern desert to alpine tundra. Mountain and canyon exploration, fishing in little lakes, and wading in slow rivers and streams are all options.