4001 South Woody Mountain Road Flagstaff, AZ 86001 +1 928 774 1442
The scent of towering pines and wildflowers is intoxicating in the world's largest Ponderosa forest. Perched at a heavenly height of 7,150 feet above sea level, Flagstaff's Arboretum is home to 2,000 species of native plants. View "Live Birds of Prey" programs and learn about Arizona's native eagles, hawks, and owls. Walk through the gardens, listen to the voice of the brook and look into the faces of fish and wildlife you can't see anywhere else. Challenge yourself with a 1.2-mile nature hike where visitors can photograph local wildlife, or recount the day's lessons on a solitary bench.
1400 Mars Hill Rd Flagstaff, AZ 86001 +1 928 774 3358
Wish on a star from the same observatory where the planet Pluto was discovered in 1930. Listen to the voices of your hosts as they guide you through the galaxy and its wonders. Daytime and evening tours are available year-round. Check the Web site or call ahead for event dates and times. Night tours vary by season and weather.
Walnut Canyon Road Flagstaff, AZ 86004 +1 928 526 3367
In Walnut Canyon, visitors can hike back in time nearly 700 years. Now that's a workout! Originating at the visitors center, a rugged three-quarter-mile off-trail hike leads to cliff dwellings that stand unspoiled in the cover of the beautiful canyon walls. The strong of heart can hike deeper into the canyon on Island Trail, a breathtaking 85-foot descent into 25 rooms where American Indians once lived in the shadow of the cliffs. Bring your most reliable shoes and your spirit of adventure.
6400 North Highway 89 Flagstaff, AZ 86004 +1 928 679 2365
Imagine hiking only half a mile through 800 years of history. Wupatki National Monument is home to some incredible prehistoric pueblos built by early wizards of masonry; the American Indians who once farmed this rugged terrain. Three trails each promise unique and rewarding sights within this self-guided scenic park. Visitors can picnic atop a cinder cone and enjoy panoramic views from Doney Mountain Trail. Bring your hiking shoes, camera, and quest for adventure. A visitors' center offers exhibits and restrooms. The USD3 park admission fee is also redeemable at Sunset Crater Volcano Monument.
201 West University Drive Flagstaff, AZ 86001 +1 928 523 9011
Education takes a different point of view at Northern Arizona University, silhouetted against Flagstaff's San Francisco Peaks. Surrounded by aspen and pine trees in four distinct seasons, students are challenged to better themselves both intellectually and physically through a colorful array of classes and activities. Founded in 1899, NAU lays the groundwork for liberal arts education with opportunities to prepare for a number of specialized professions. Today, nearly 20,000 students embrace the future with their choice of 100 baccalaureate, 40 masters', and eight doctoral degrees. An events calendar covers athletics, music, art and more. The cultural scene at the University is kept active by various plays, dramas and concerts held at the Studio Theatre in Performing Arts Building (building 37). The Cline Assembly Hall in the Cline Library is also frequently used for ceremonies, lectures and talks.
This center is the warmest welcome mat in Flagstaff! Whether you're a leisure traveler, tour guide, journalist, or died-in-the-wool outdoor adventurer, the visitor's center will surround you with red brick, aromatic pine, and a wealth of insight on Flagstaff's many scenic wonders and activities. Your exploration of Flagstaff should start right here.
1824 S Thompson Street (Highway 180 at Mile Marker 232) Flagstaff, AZ 86001 +1 928 220 0550
Ski the slopes of Northern Arizona and ski the sky itself! Rising like a winter wonderland against a stunning panoramic backdrop of ponderosa pine forests and mountain peaks, Flagstaff's Nordic Center gives visitors a new view of the world. On a clear day, skiers may see the Grand Canyon in the distance, more than 60 miles away! Skills enhancement courses and moonlight tours are available by reservation.
245 N Thorpe Rd Flagstaff, AZ 86001 +1 928 779 7690
Flagstaff's sunshine climate inspires a day at the park. Whether you want to plan a picnic, watch a rousing rugby match, cheer for the boys of summer or take your dog for a scenic run, this park is the perfect setting. Four baseball fields and a concession stand cater to baseball and softball fans in season. A grassy multi-functional field begs the feet of soccer and disc golf players. Picnic tables and benches offer rest and shade. Laughter from the playground permeates the ponderosa pines. Call the administration for a schedule of sporting events and activities for all ages.
3150 North Alta Vista (Alta Vista & Lockett Roads) Flagstaff, AZ 86004 +1 928 779 7690
This is one of Flagstaff's best-loved parks; just ask the locals! Footpaths set the stage for a nature walk, with picnic facilities and playgrounds dotting the landscape. Basketball and tennis courts are open to the public, and the BMX skate park is famous in the state of Arizona. Whether you want to jump-start your heart with outdoor sports or simply relax in the shade of a tree, you're sure to enjoy the ride.
US I-H 17 (3 miles south of Flagstaff; at Fort Tuthill Coconino County Fairgrounds) Flagstaff, AZ 86001 +1 928 774 5139/+1 928 774 5811
Visit Northern Arizona's most expansive county celebration, held over the Labor Day weekend, at Fort Tuthill. Tempting fare, designed to lure you away from your diet, will be found in addition to thrilling carnival rides. Exhibits from local artists and crafters will be offered, as well as a demolition derby and car shows to satisfy the biggest 'motor head'. Tromp your feet to the livestock's cattle calls, or shake them out to the sounds of live music. Admission ranges from USD3-5, with children under six admitted free.
The scent of towering pines and wildflowers is intoxicating in
the world's largest Ponderosa forest. Perched at a heavenly height of 7,150 feet above sea level, Flagstaff's Arboretum is home to 2,000 species of native plants. View "Live Birds ...
Jay McCormick and Carolyn Young's downtown art space may be
tiny, but the proprietors pack a whole lot of local talent into this petite boutique. Internationally recognized local artists are the focus here. Two and three dimensional media including ...
This award winning facility is ground zero for arts exhibits,
performing arts and community events in the Flagstaff area. The complex includes a 200 plus seat theater, an exhibition hall, a 4,000 square foot gallery and a shop selling ...