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Kachina Peaks Wilderness Area- Here's a Wilderness experience that takes you as high as you can get in Arizona. This 18,960 acre roadless area encompasses most of the upper reaches of the San Francisco Peaks, Arizona's highest mountain at 12,643 feet.
Strawberry Crater Wilderness Area- A volcanic cinder cone and lava flow form the centerpiece of this 10,141 acre wilderness. Molten rock frozen in time still shows scrape marks left as it squeezed up through cracks in the cooler surface.

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Description - At 12,643 feet, the San Francisco Peaks is not only the dominant feature of the forest area we call the Volcanic Highlands, it's also the highest mountain in Arizona. Three of the summits that ring this dormant volcano's now quiet inner caldera are higher than any other mountain in the state.

This mountain is sacred to the native peoples that live in the area and its soaring profile set against a blue Arizona sky serves as a source of awe to contemporary residents and visitors. Views from the summit of the San Francisco Peaks stretch to the Grand Canyon's North Rim over eighty miles away.

Recreation - Hiking, sightseeing, wildlife watching and skiing are the predominant recreation activities enjoyed in this land of mountains, forests and lava flows.

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Contact Information:
Peaks Ranger District, 5075 N. Highway 89 , Flagstaff, AZ, 86004, Phone: 520-526-0866, Fax: 502-527-8288

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Coconino National Forest - The Coconino National Forest lies in central Arizona, around the communities of Flagstaff and Sedona. Landscapes on the Forest vary from semiarid desert through ponderosa pine forests to alpine tundra.

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