Choose Between Two Options
- $23 for a summer scenic chairlift ride for two ($38 value)
- $45 for a summer scenic chairlift ride for four ($76 value)
The scenic chairlifts drop passengers off at 11,500 feet to the peak of an extinct volcano, where, depending on the weather, they can see for up to 70 miles around. The trip takes about 25 minutes each way, with plenty of time at the top for sightseeing. Forest service rangers are on hand to point out landmarks—including the Grand Canyon, cinder-cone volcanic fields, and Sedona’s red rocks—and educate visitors about the alpine tundra beneath their feet. Passengers ages 5 and under ride free. Scenic chairlift rides operate Friday—Monday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., May 22 through mid-October.
When it's “baking cookies” time in the Valley of the Sun, and daily temps are steady triple digits, where can you escape? There is no better place to “Beat the Heat” from the Valley’s sweltering summer days than to head to Flagstaff, Arizona. During the winter, Arizona Snowbowl is one of the Southwest’s premier ski resorts. But during the summer and autumn, it becomes a picturesque oasis with Scenic Chairlift rides to 11,500 feet. Imagine a fabulous 25-minute ride each direction up and down the San Francisco Peaks, with expansive views of northern Arizona, the impressive volcanic field, and the Grand Canyon in the distance. The views simply go on forever as summer’s clear blue skies give way to autumn’s phenomenal colors. Believe us— you can’t miss those yellow and orange hues! Once you arrive at the top, interpretive rangers are there to answer any questions. And if you are yearning for lunch after the ride, make your way back down to the base area to enjoy a delicious meal! FREE games on the patio and the disc golf course are available daily.