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​5 Top Hikes Near Mormon Lake and Flagstaff

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Crisp air. Cool water. The heady scent of moist earth and fragrant Ponderosa pine. Mormon Lake is one of the most pristine and picturesque hiking areas in the Coconino National Forest, with around 13 miles of linked hiking trails plus numerous meadows and ponds. Tall evergreens provide shade on warmer summer days, while fall and winter hikes at 7,000+ feet test your endurance.

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How to Enjoy Arizona Snowbowl in the Summer

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If your idea of an Arizona summer is blistering triple digit temperatures, you're not alone. But there's more to Arizona than impressive cacti and desert heat. At Mormon Lake Lodge, we enjoy a cooler, greener side of Arizona that many folks simply don’t know about. One of our favorite hidden treasures, the Arizona Snowbowl, is located just north of Mormon Lake Lodge in Flagstaff. Although its nearly 800 skiable acres attract visitors in the winter, the Snowbowl also offers a wide array of family friendly fun in the summer.

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Explore Northern Arizona’s Art & Culture

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Northern Arizona is more than just hiking trails and the Grand Canyon. From Flagstaff to Sedona to smaller towns dotting historic Route 66, the area’s rich culture can be found in its museums, galleries, and art festivals. Inspired by our lush pine forests and unique desert vistas, numerous artists – including famed surrealist painter Max Ernst – have called Northern Arizona home. 

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Flagstaff and Mormon Lake After Dark

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Flagstaff has always been a popular summer destination for Southern Arizona residents looking to get out of the desert heat. In recent years, the area has seen a boom in tourists from across the country. Earlier this year, Governor Doug Ducey and Arizona Office of Tourism Director Debbie Johnson announced that statewide tourism was up last year, with hotels and lodges seeing the greatest increase in revenue.

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Flagstaff Summer Fun Calendar

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Located just 40 minutes south of Flagstaff in the heart of the Coconino National Forest, Mormon Lake Lodge and Cabins has been welcoming travelers for more than 100 years. With an onsite steakhouse and sleeping cabins named for famous Western figures, it’s the perfect out-of-the-way stop for tourists venturing between Flagstaff and Sedona, or just wanting a little more rural peace and quiet than the towns offer.

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​Foraging 101: Local Food in Flagstaff and Mormon Lake

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Here at Mormon Lake Lodge, we’re known for tasty grilled meats. Locals and visitors from across the globe flock to our steakhouse and saloon for the kind of stick-to-your ribs country fare that can sustain a cowboy on a 31-mile trek through the Coconino National Forest up into Flagstaff. Local ranches have left their mark at Mormon Lake Lodge, where brands from local cattle and dude ranches have been burned into our log pillars for future generations to enjoy.

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​Where to Fish in Flagstaff (map)

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The Coconino National Forest is one of the state’s largest and most diverse parks, with 1.856 million acres encompassing Flagstaff’s towering evergreens, Oak Creek’s winding streams and the famous red rock buttes of Sedona. The area is home to four major lakes accessible from the Lake Mary Road exit on I-17.

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​The Bee’s Knees: 5 Gorgeous Flower Gardens in Flagstaff

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Arizona has a reputation for being a dry, desert state. While it’s true that southern Arizona cities such as Tucson and Phoenix are known more for hearty tropical foliage, head north to Flagstaff and you’ll find a lush, green landscape dominated by tall evergreens and colorful wildflowers.

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Top 3 Summer Activities in Flagstaff

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Summer in Flagstaff offers mild temperatures and an abundance of recreational and cultural activities to choose from. At Mormon Lake Lodge, guests can go hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking and more. explore But we understand that everyone enjoys a night on the town from time to time, especially in the summer when the long sunlight hours and amazing weather beckons.

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Mormon Lake Lodge | Enjoy Rustic Cabins with Modern Amenities

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When you visit Mormon Lake Lodge, it’s easy to feel as though you may have been transported to the Old West. Our stagecoach, pulled by strong workhorses, can be seen passing by the Saloon and other western-inspired buildings on the property. At Mormon Lake Lodge, we invite all our guests to immerse themselves in the beautiful mountain landscape. But staying in rustic log cabins doesn’t mean you will be roughing it. We are also committed to providing world-class customer service for all of our guests as we preserve the heritage and history of Mormon Lake Lodge. All of our cabin rentals include modern amenities to ensure a comfortable stay.

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Why Summer is a Great Time to Visit Flagstaff

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Memorial Day is almost here and with it, the unofficial start of summer! Summer in Flagstaff is a season of sunshine and comfortable temperatures. At Mormon Lake Lodge, we will be celebrating the start of summer the way we have for decades—with a team-roping competition and other western festivities. But these activities aren’t the only reason to come to Flagstaff this summer.

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Top Three Reasons to Hold Your Family Reunion at Mormon Lake Lodge

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Reconnect with relatives and create memories you will cherish for years to come with a family reunion at Mormon Lake Lodge. With a variety of lodging options and numerous onsite activities and recreations opportunities, Mormon Lake Lodge is the ideal location for your next northern Arizona family reunion.

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Cabins, Campsites, and RV Sites at Mormon Lake Lodge

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Mormon Lake Lodge is a short, but scenic 30-minute drive from Flagstaff, Arizona. The first Lodge was built in 1924 when the logging and ranching industry in Northern Arizona was at its peak. Originally a family restaurant and attached saloon, the Lodge is now a fun, relaxing destination spot for friends and family to get together. We offer campsites, RV sites, and 10 different styles of cabins to rent.

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Plan Your Rustic Outdoor Wedding at Mormon Lake Lodge

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Say your vows beneath the gorgeous Arizona sky with a rustic outdoor wedding at Mormon Lake Lodge. We offer two scenic outdoor ceremony sites and the option of an indoor reception in our Town Hall. When you plan a wedding at Mormon Lake Lodge, you have complete creative control, so you can be certain that your special day is exactly how you always dreamed.

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More than a Campground: Mormon Lake Lodge

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People have been coming to Mormon Lake Lodge for nearly a century and not even a fire that completely destroyed the original lodge in 1974 has deterred them. In fact, local ranchers throughout Arizona came together and rebuilt the Lodge in under two months after the devastating blaze.

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Why Kids Love Mormon Lake Lodge

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Create childhood memories that last a lifetime with an unforgettable family vacation at Mormon Lake Lodge. From cowboy shows and horseback rides to a seasonal petting zoo, we offer a variety of unique and fun experiences that will delight children of all ages.

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Top 3 Reasons to Rent a Cabin for Your Next Couples' Getaway

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Escape for a weekend, week, or a month-long couples' getaway in a cabin at Mormon Lake Lodge. Our log cabins are the perfect place to relax and get away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. The cabin accommodations, scenic setting, and resort activities at Mormon Lake Lodge offer everything you need for a romantic couples' vacation.

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Snowmobiles at Mormon Lake Lodge

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It doesn’t matter what season it is, Mormon Lake Lodge offers all guests excitement and adventure. In the winter, once we get enough snow, we offer a great deal on Snowmobile Tours! Mormon Lake must receive a 18” snow base to begin grooming our trails for snowmobiles. But once the snow has fallen, you better believe some great riding will be happening!

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Thanksgiving at Mormon Lake Lodge

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Thanksgiving is almost here! It’s one of the best times of the year, when you can give thanks and enjoy some quality time with your family and friends. It’s a shame though that anyone has to spend their whole holiday cooking instead of spending that quality time with family. If you feel like you miss out on your Thanksgiving because you are stuck in the kitchen, then we want to give you an amazing Thanksgiving meal that we will make for you at Mormon Lake Lodge.

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UTV Rally at Mormon Lake Lodge

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Off-roading never looked so good! Head up to Mormon Lake Lodge on April 23 and 24th to catch the UTV Rally. The event, held by StuffSack.com, will feature a large number of UTV vendors, a UTV proving ground, a vehicle preparation and safety seminar with Cory Sappington, as well as $25 Swag Bags and more!

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Your Next Event at Mormon Lake Lodge

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Whenever I’m looking to plan a special event, I always like to start with something that will be unique and a lasting memory for the guests and everyone involved. You’ve got to be a little creative if you want to grab everyone’s attention; after all, your guests have probably been to countless events before. If you’re looking for that “wow” factor for your next event, it’s hard to go wrong with an outdoor setting filled with forest scenery, great amenities and mild temperatures year around. I find that the best way to enjoy a special event is to diverge from your regular routine that involves technology and work overload, and places like Mormon Lake Lodge offer just that. The fresh air combined the great outdoors and rustic nostalgia might just give you what you’re looking for in a memorable event.

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