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- $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.
One of the oldest continually operated ski areas in the U.S., Arizona Snowbowl brings winter sports to the desert. Situated in the San Francisco Mountains, the resort’s two lodges preside over 777 skiable acres spread across 40 challenging runs. Whether they’re taking their first lessons or heading out for another day on the slopes, guests can expect fresh, manicured snow tended to by the park’s seasoned crew. In addition to downhill runs, skiers and snowboarders can also hit the Sunset Terrain Park for slopestyle obstacles including spines, rails, and boxes.
After a day of outdoor activities, adventurers can sip cocktails, scoop up green-chili chicken stew, and munch sandwiches at the Agassiz Lodge—featuring live music on the weekends—located at the base of the scenic chairlift where guests can also shop for souvenirs and clothing.