Flagstaff Travel Tips

  • Don’t know where to go? Don’t know what to do? Go to Visitor Center for maps, brochures, directions or any other information you may need about your stay in Flagstaff and its surrounding areas
  • Be aware of travel alerts and warnings
  • Check weather forecast (especially before going out to hike or camp)
  • Weather up on the mountain can change fast, be ready to adapt
  • Dress in layers
  • Use sun screen and a hat when outdoors
  • It’s important to drink plenty of water at high elevation. If you’re not used to the altitude, avoid strenuous activities and take breaks when hiking or biking
  • Use Better Bucks when dealing with panhandlers
    • Better Bucks can only be redeemed for food and certain living essentials and includes a bus pass. The vouchers can be picked up at various locations. More information at shadowsfoundation.org/betterbucks
  • Give children a note with their name, phone number and where they’re staying in case they get lost
  • Read parking signage to understand regulations and avoid fines or towing
  • Visit www.mountainline.az.gov or pick up a brochure at the Visitor Center for information on Flagstaff’s public transportation system. It’s affordable and easy to get around and saves the hassle of parking
  • Don’t forget to bring your camera to capture the beauty of northern Arizona
  • In the winter, be prepared for snow and driving in it
  • Careful on the alcohol – the altitude makes its effects stronger