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The San Francisco volcanic field, Arizona

Fact Sheet 017-01

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Abstract

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.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
The San Francisco volcanic field, Arizona
Series title:
Fact Sheet
Series number:
017-01
Edition:
-
Year Published:
2001
Language:
ENGLISH
Description:
2 p.