Cooler temperatures here in Arrowhead mean fall is in full swing in northern Arizona. This weekend and next are prime time for seeing the changing leaves. Here are some tips & events to check out if you are making the trip up north.

Discover Flagstaff LEAF-O-METER has an awesome tool which lets you know that status of leaf colors in several areas. Most of the locations they monitor are still beginning to turn so there is still time to get up and enjoy the beautiful fall colors.

Scenic Gondola rides at Arizona Snowbowl.

Take in the fall colors at Snowbowl Ski Resort on their Arizona Gondola. Rides are available each Monday through Friday 10am-4pm and Saturday & Sunday 9am-4pm through late October.

There’s more to Arizona than desert. On the Arizona Gondola at Snowbowl, experience the full range of what the Grand Canyon State has to offer from the top of the San Francisco Peaks, with stunning views of six major biomes spanning from desert to alpine tundra. From north to south, see some the most iconic locations in the Southwest – the North Rim of the Grand Canyon and the red rock formations of Sedona – from a brand new perspective. As you travel from 9,500 feet (2896 meters) all the way up to the summit elevation at 11,500 feet (3505 meters), you’ll find yourself immersed in a place worlds apart from where you started. Experience a different side of Arizona – this is Arizona, elevated.

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Scenic Drives & Hikes

Roger Naylor, a correspondent with the Arizona Republic, has put together a guide of the best places to see the changing leaves. His suggestions include the north rim of the Grand Canyon, Dead Horse State Ranch and many others in the White Tank Mountains and northern Arizona. You can read the entire article on

30th Annual Sedona Arts Festival

This Saturday & Sunday, October 9th & 10th is the 30th Annual Sedona Arts Festival. Open from 9am-4pm each day at the Sedona Performing Arts Center.

The Sedona Arts Festival will present its 30th annual fine art festival on Saturday, Oct. 9 and Sunday, Oct. 10, 2021. Attracting artists from across the country, this renowned festival will showcase a diverse line-up of over 100 juried artists, as well as live music, raffle prizes, food, and the newly added beer and wine garden. The Sedona Arts Festival is held on the campus of Sedona Red Rock High School with ample parking and transportation right to the front gate.’

You can learn more and see all the details at the

Mortimer Farms Pumpkin Festival

Located in Dewey, AZ, Mortimer Farms offers a fun event for people of all ages which includes a pumpkin patch, corn maze & many farm inspired rides.

Admission includes the corn maze, farm-inspired rides, games, activities, Ropes Course, Buckaroo Pony, Redneck Swing, Buckin’ Bull Pipe Swings, Pillow Jump, Zip Lines, and admission into the pick-your-own experience! You will also enjoy tetherball, the animal encounter, giant race slides, farm to table food, and field roller races! Additionally, the an extensive list of shows and entertainment, Grain Train, Barrel Train, and Hayrides are enjoyed every Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Columbus Day all October long. We look forward to having your family enjoy 80 acres of farm-inspired fun at Mortimer Farms!

Open everyday in October, you can purchase tickets and get more information at

Where is your favorite place to visit in the fall?

J.D. Manning
Author: J.D. Manning founder and administrator. Arrowhead resident and Realtor, The Arrowhead Agent with eXp Realty