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The San Francisco volcanic field, Arizona

April 1, 2001

Northern Arizona's San Francisco Volcanic Field, much of which lies within Coconino and Kaibab National Forests, is an area of young volcanoes along the southern margin of the Colorado Plateau. During its 6-million-year history, this field has produced more than 600 volcanoes. Their activity has created a topographically varied landscape with forests that extend from the Pi?on-Juniper up to the Bristlecone Pine life zones. The most prominent landmark is San Francisco Mountain, a stratovolcano that rises to 12,633 feet and serves as a scenic backdrop to the city of Flagstaff.

Publication Year 2001
Title The San Francisco volcanic field, Arizona
DOI 10.3133/fs01701
Authors S. S. Priest, W. A. Duffield, Karen Malis-Clark, J. W. Hendley, P.H. Stauffer
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Fact Sheet
Series Number 017-01
Index ID fs01701
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse