When the Mormon pioneering families of Snow and Flake settled close to each other in northeast Arizona in 1878, the town of Snowflake was founded. The community is based in an area generally bounded by prehistoric and native cultures to the north and the White Mountains to the south.
The rural town, with a population of just about 6,000, is known for its pioneering spirit. Snowflake and its nearby region are also known for summertime fishing, camping, hiking, hunting and wintertime sports. Additionally, the 17,500-square-foot Snowflake Mormon Temple serves nearly 35,000 Mormons living in northeastern Arizona and neighboring New Mexico.
– The Arizona 100 reports