Hiking & Camping
With the highest mountain in Arizona and Grand Canyon in its back yard, Flagstaff is an outdoor recreation paradise. The entire region boasts amazing amounts of world-class hiking, biking and rock climbing areas. Completely surrounded by the Coconino National Forest, Flagstaff offers pine-covered terrain as far as the eye can see.
Helpful Resources: Camping Outdoors
The Coconino National Forest Campgrounds are located in the Peaks/Mormon Lake Ranger District at 1824 S. Thompson St. Contact them by phone at (928) 527-3600
Helpful Resources: Favorite Hikes
Flagstaff is a hiker’s paradise with trails available for all skill levels. When exploring the backcountry, remember to bring plenty of water, snacks, a trail map, sunscreen, wear layered clothing, a hat and comfortable shoes. It’s also a good idea to let someone know where you are going and plan to return. Be safe and have fun!
Easy Hikes: Veit Springs, Lava Flow Trail, Anderson Mesa, Buffalo Park
Moderate Hikes: Lava River Cave, Fat Man’s Loop, Bismark Lake, Red Butte
Advanced Hikes: Kachina Trail, Abineau/Bear Jaw Canyon Loop, Elden Lookout
- 2400 N. Gemini Rd. ·
Flagstaff’s most beloved park! With spectacular views of the San Francisco Peaks, novice and veteran hikers will discover access to a vast network of trails including the Flagstaff Urban Trail System (FUTS), Coconino National Forest and the Arizona Trail.
- 211 W. Aspen ·
The Flagstaff Urban Trail System (FUTS) is a citywide network of more than 55 miles of non-motorized pathways that are used year-round for bicycling, walking, jogging, cross-country skiing, and nature watching. FUTS trails offer an incredibly diverse range of experiences; some are located along busy streets, while others traverse beautiful natural places – canyons, riparian…
- 81 miles north of Flagstaff via Hwys 180 and 64 ·
- (928) 638-7888
Often described as Earth’s greatest geological showcase, the breathtaking ensemble of colorful rock layers, impressive buttes and shadowed side canyons sets Grand Canyon apart. Enjoy the views, hike a trail, observe the wildlife, watch a sunrise or sunset, or immerse yourself in almost two billion years of geology. The South Rim Village features buildings form…
- 9300 N. Snowbowl Rd. ·
- (928) 779-1951
Take in the dramatic scenery of northern Arizona from a bird's eye view atop an extinct volcano at 11,500 feet (3,500 m). Enjoy interpretive talks, go hiking, play a round of disc golf or treat yourself to lunch with a view at Agassiz Lodge Restaurant. Historic lodges offer a perfect setting for group trips, summer…