People are often surprised to learn that it snows in Arizona. While much of state is low Sonoran desert – it rarely gets below freezing in Phoenix – altitude is the primary determinant of climate in Arizona.

That’s why it can be freezing on the edge of the Grand Canyon and in the 70s on the Colorado far below. There are parts of Arizona that look like Idaho’s evergreen forests, once you get up to 7 or 8 thousand feet.

My town is at 4500 feet, so it doesn’t look like Idaho. But we get snow every winter, and it is beautiful on the red rocks. I took this picture from my house.

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The StorageMojo take
I don’t go hiking when there is snow on the ground – too slippery. Luckily the snow is usually gone in 2 or 3 days due to sublimation in the dry air. That means no slush either!

Courteous comments welcome, of course.