When the temperatures heat up in the Valley, many head north to escape the heat, but where is the coolest place to go?

Let’s start with a popular destination, Flagstaff. On average, in July, the afternoon high temperatures are 25 degrees cooler compared to Phoenix. To put it in perspective, the average high temperature in Phoenix during July is 106 degrees, while Flagstaff comes in at a cool 81 degrees.

While Sedona is also a popular place to go to escape the heat in the Valley of the Sun, it is on average only about 10 degrees cooler compared to Phoenix.

So where is one of the coolest places in Arizona to go to escape the heat? That would be Greer, coming in with an average high temperature for July of only 76 degrees! That is on average 30 degrees cooler than Phoenix.

Here are a few other northern Arizona locations, along with their average high temperatures during the month of July:

Grand Canyon: 86

Holbrook: 93

Payson: 91

Prescott: 89

Show Low: 86

Williams: 83

Winslow: 95

So the big question: Where are you heading to escape the heat?