Fort Valley Flower Field

Central Arizona, Arizona

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Fort Valley Flower Field


  • This spot is amazing for photography.- Fort Valley Flower Field
  • Morning light on the flowers.- Fort Valley Flower Field
  • It's rare to see the peaks white-capped in August, but sometimes hail will make it happen.- Fort Valley Flower Field
  • This makes a fun and easy bike ride from town.- Fort Valley Flower Field
  • July and August is the best time to catch the bloom.- Fort Valley Flower Field
  • Sun rising behind a tall patch of flowers.- Fort Valley Flower Field
  • A field surrounded by ponderosa pines.- Fort Valley Flower Field
  • The San Francisco Peaks are the tallest mountains in Arizona.- Fort Valley Flower Field
  • This is an easy stop on the way to Grand Canyon or Arizona Snowbowl.- Fort Valley Flower Field
  • The spot is great for photography all year, even when flowers aren't blooming.- Fort Valley Flower Field
  • - Fort Valley Flower Field
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Photo opportunities. Roadside stop.
Central Arizona, AZ
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With a Flagstaff road sign in the foreground, the San Francisco Peaks in the background, and ponderosa pines all around, this field of yellow flowers beside the highway is as "Flagstaff" as it gets. A signature location for this mountain town, the Fort Valley flower field is a favorite spot for locals and visitors alike during the summer.

When driving between Flagstaff and Arizona Snowbowl or the Grand Canyon, this is a quick stop to pull over and get some beautiful photos. No matter the type of camera, photographers of all abilities will be able to get amazing photos here. You can't go wrong with the natural color and composition of this landscape.

What is normally a dry, grassy field bursts to life with monsoon rains. The bright yellow flowers first pop up in late July and stay throughout August. During this time, even the casual passerby can't help but notice the brilliant display right beside the road.

The field is at the intersection of Fort Valley Road (US-180) and Shultz Pass Road. To stop and enjoy it, park on the shoulder of Shultz Pass Road, and you can walk along one side of a barbed fence to take photos. The flowers are on private property, so please be mindful.

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