Summer Getaways: Flagstaff, Arizona

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While the rest of Arizona sizzles, Flagstaff enjoys 7,000 feet of elevation and the nearby Coconino National Forest’s cool ponderosa groves. Fly into Phoenix, and drive to the Flagstaff Nordic Center and its 30-plus-mile nest of trails (bike rentals from $35). Our favorite: the buffed, ten-mile Bear Jaw Loop, which climbs 950 feet through aspens and pines to a vista over the San Francisco Peaks. Bring steaks: the Nordic Center’s yurts come equipped with a barbecue (from $25).

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