1201 E. John Wesley Powell Blvd. Flagstaff, AZ 86001 +1 866 779 5700
The Pine Canyon Country Club golf course offers rolling broad fairways with open entry greens. Designed by Jay Morrish this course is a 7,221 yard par 72 course with a course rating of 71 and slope rating of 130. The course if sprinkled with ponds and trout-stocked lakes adding to the natural surrounding beauty of Northern Arizona's Ponderosa pine country. With six to ten tee pads on each hole, players of all levels can enjoy this course. There is more surrounding water on this course than most mountain courses, you can even go fishing on the 18th hole! Meticulous attention has been paid to design and upkeep on this course. -Herman Sims
1 Forest Highlands Flagstaff, AZ 86001 +1 928 525 9000
Situated just south of Flagstaff on 89A, Forest Highlands' two premier 18 hole golf courses, The Meadows and The Canyon, offer some of Arizona's finest golfing with The Canyon ranked as the #1 course in Arizona. Natural canyons and majestic pine forests border the courses epitomizing the dramatic beauty of Northern Arizona. The Meadows is a 7,272 yard par 72 course. The Canyon is a 7,007 yard par 71 with a course rating of 72.8. Each course has its own elegant clubhouse and pro shop as well as a community atmosphere, perfect for those who can't bear to leave such excellent golfing. -Herman Sims
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.
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.
1500 East Roue 66 Williams, AZ 86046 +1 928 635 2289
Bearizona, as the name suggests, is a wildlife park located in Williams, AZ, along the Historic Route 66. Spread over 160 acres (64.7 hectares), this park offers visitors a chance to get up close and better acquainted with the region's diverse wildlife. Calling itself a 'Drive-Thru Wildlife Park' may turn away ardent nature lovers, but don't go by the slogan, as inside a truly comprehensive and unique experience awaits you. The mission of the park is to 'promote conservation and preservation through safe, affordable, memorable, and educational encounters' with the amazing animals that call North America, 'home'. Among the animals living here are Gray Wolves, Black Bears, Bob Cats, Dall Sheep, Arctic Wolves and more. Though the park is open all year round, the open times vary according to weather changes, please check the website for current open times.
Forest Road 171B & Forest Road 245 30 miles northwest of Flagstaff Flagstaff, AZ 86001 +1 928 526 0866
Formed nearly 700,000 years ago by molten rock erupting from a volcanic vent in nearby Hart Prairie, this mile long tube is an incredible example of a cave formed in only a few hours as opposed to other lengthy geological events that formed the Arizona canyons. Because the conditions in this cave are cold and dark be sure to bring a dependable source of light, warm clothes and sturdy shoes. Steps have been formed using lava rocks to ease entrance into the cave, which instead of walking into must be entered from above. An interpretive center is also at the site, detailing the geology of the cave and its fascinating creation. -Herman Sims
Highway 89 North At Junction with Townsend-Winona Road Flagstaff, AZ 86001 +1 928 527 3452
This site, the location of an ancient Sinagua village inhabited from about 1070-1275 CE, makes archeology and the study of ancient people available to the public. This site was thought to be part of an extensive trading system evidenced by items from as far away as Mexico and California found in the village. Although this site is open to the public at any time there are guided tours and events presented by the Arizona Natural History Association and the Elden Pueblo Archeology Project. Call to check for tour and event availability and times. This exciting site makes for a great easily accessible archaeological adventure and at just one mile north of the Flagstaff Mall, it is also easy to get to. -Herman Sims
2380 North Oakmont Flagstaff, AZ 86004 +1 928 527 7997
The Continental opened in 1960 and was designed by Bob E. Baldock. This 18 hole course is a 6,029 yard long par 72 rated 66.6 with a slope rating of 115. Situated on the Eastside of Flagstaff with a spectacular view of the San Francisco Peaks, this public course offers several demanding par 3s and exciting par 5s. The course is well maintained with a readily available drink cart checking on your needs at almost every hole. The course is easily walkable although carts are available as well. The Pro Shop is fully stocked to meet all of your golf outing needs or wants. The course is closed in the cold winter months. -Herman Sims
3950 East Butler Avenue Flagstaff, AZ 86004 +1 928 527 5500
Sinagua High School is an epitome of education. It aims at creating complete and honest citizens out of the students. Sporting activities like football and baseball are offered and emphasized on for well-rounded development. The Learning Center deals with subjects like reading, writing and maths, and the school aims at educating and providing avenues for potential drop-outs. Sinagua works on a policy of six pillars that include trustworthiness, respect. responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship.
Wet and wild water sports, canyon dam tours and outdoor adventures await in Page, Arizona, roughly 134 miles from Flagstaff's piney borders. This recreation center is the heart of Northern Arizona's rugged water country, with Lake Powell yawning endlessly under miles of deep blue sky. A visitors' center welcomes travelers with free, guided tours of Glen Canyon Dam and other exciting exhibits. Those who feel the need for speed can rent boats and other wave-riding toys from the marina. Fishing, swimming and hiking are also popular with visitors at this unique desert oasis.
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