Hike, Bike or Picnic in the Pines
Flagstaff's city and county parks provide open space and activities for visitors and locals alike.
- Special Flagstaff Recreational Facilities
- Flagstaff Urban Trails System (FUTS)
- 211 West Aspen Avenue • 928-226-4850 • flagstaff.az.gov. The FUTS is a citywide interconnecting network of nonmotorized transportation corridors and linear recreation areas. More than 55 miles of completed trails link employment areas, activity centers, neighborhoods, schools and parks, offering year-round opportunities for bicycling, hiking, jogging, cross-country skiing and educational activities. Interconnection with the Arizona Trails, Coconino National Forest trail system and the Flagstaff Bikeways System creates an attractive regional recreational opportunity for visitors and residents alike. Flagstaff’s Urban Trails and Bikeways map is available at the Visitor Center or for download at flagstaff.az.gov.
- Fort Tuthill County Park
- Exit 337 off I-17 • 928-679-8000 • coconino.az.gov/parks. The historic Fort Tuthill County Park is nestled in cool Ponderosa pines 3 miles south of Flagstaff. The 413-acre regional park is the home of the annual Coconino County Fair (Labor Day weekend) and the nationally-awarded Amphitheater. It also features ramadas, an equestrian area, a Military Museum, campground, basketball courts, horseshoe pits, tennis courts and scenic trails. In the summer Fort Tuthill is bustling with a variety of special events, camping, and picnicking.
- Jay Lively Ice Arena
- 1650 N. Turquoise Dr. • 928-213-2340 • flagstaff.az.gov. The Jay L. Lively Activity Center has skating oppurtunities for all ages including adult skate times, public skating with birthday party rooms for rent, ice skating lessons and private ice times available for broomball or skating. Special events and adult pickup hockey also available. public hours vary, call or visit website for current programs.
- Bark Parks and Off-Leash Areas
- 600 N. Thorpe Rd. (located in Thorpe Park) • 3150 N. Alta Vista Rd. (located in Bushmaster Park). These off-leash facilities provide fence-enclosed areas where dogs can run freely and socialize. Both parks are divided into several different areas for various sizes and breed temperaments, and have sitting areas for pet owners.
- 18-Hole Disc Golf Courses
- 245 N. Thorpe Rd. • 928-774-2868/ 1650 N. Turquoise Rd. • 928-774-2868 / Arizona Snowbowl • 928-779-1951 / Northern Arizona University • 928-523-9011. These courses offer exciting challenges as they wind through the ponderosa pines. Call for more information.
- Coconino County Parks & Recreation
- 2446 Fort Tuthill Loop, Fort Tuthill County Park • 928-679 8000 • coconino.az.gov/parks Coconino County Parks & Recreation offers outdoor recreation programs year-round in the Flagstaff area. Program topics include mountain biking, gardening, Geocaching, hiking, and nature walks. Programs are for youth, adults, and families. Registration for programs is required and can be done online through the website.