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Crisp mountain air and convenient access to seven national parks and monuments are among the hundred reasons to Discover Flagstaff.

Grand Canyon

Discover Flagstaff: It's something you, your friends and family do, and we love you for it. We look forward to seeing you visit our mountain town when we are all back on our feet. The safety of our visitors and residents is our highest priority. When planning to visit, call attractions and amenities prior to travel for updated information. Until then, we’ll be waiting for you.

Get away from the crowds. Get outdoors to discover the scent of Ponderosa pine and an abundance of clean air, experience healthy natural play zones including tree bathing, and explore open spaces in Flagstaff, Arizona.  At 7,000’ elevation, Flagstaff promises to deliver access to the world’s most beautiful areas and natural wonders that will provide memories of a lifetime. 

Imagine . . . your experience begins with a deep breath of fresh mountain air and aroma from the forest of Ponderosa pines and fields of wildflowers. You’ve laced your boots, escaped the city and hassles of everyday life, you’re on a trail with bragging rights, and night-capping the evening with world-renowned stargazing into dark skies with the milky way twinkling can only assure you a great night’s rest.

Did you know:

  • Flagstaff is the world’s first international dark sky city, located in the world’s largest contiguous Ponderosa pine forest?
  • All the astronauts that walked on the moon trained in Flagstaff and Pluto was discovered in Flagstaff?

Providing those family memories should be easy, and we’ve made it easier with 10 experiences to do and see in Flagstaff’s great outdoors:

  1. Play in Flagstaff’s backyard, capture breathtaking views and check Grand Canyon National Park* off the bucket list. 
  2. Explore Wupatki National Monument* featuring rock walls of 800-year-old pueblos that dot a vast desert landscape. 
  3. Discover Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument* showcasing powerful geologic forces and the history of Apollo moon missions as an astronaut training ground. Did you know, all the astronauts that walked on the moon trained in Flagstaff?  
  4. Hike the Island Trail at Walnut Canyon National Monument* and walk among cliff dwellings and view beautiful overlooks on the Rim Trail. 
  5. Drive scenic Oak Creek Canyon just south of Flagstaff through dramatic switchbacks and colorful rock formations. 
  6. Explore the San Francisco Peaks with high altitude hiking on Arizona's tallest mountain at 12,633 ft. in elevation offering spectacular views and a chance to see wildlife.  
  7. Experience Arizona’s best zip line course through the Coconino National Forest at Flagstaff Extreme Adventure Course for a thrilling adventure in the largest contiguous Ponderosa pine forest in the world. 
  8. Connect with nature and run, hike or bike the trails at Arizona Nordic Village and dogs are welcome so bring your fur buddy along for the adventure. 
  9. Look up in amazement stargazing into the night sky at Lake Mary as the reflections of the moon and stars shines upon the sparkling water.
  10. Enjoy the Flagstaff Urban Trails System (FUTS) a city-wide network of non-motorized, shared-use pathways for bicyclists, walkers, hikers and runners with many trail experiences including canyons, grasslands, meadows and forests.   


Once you have any of the experiences, gratitude will certainly follow and you decide to make a donation to Pledge for the Wild by texting WILD4FLAG to 44321. Pledge for the Wild benefits the Flagstaff Trails Initiative, who is working hard to keep Flagstaff’s wild places special to be enjoyed year-after-year. 

Ready to get away to the great outdoors? Find out more at discoverflagstaff.com 

*IDA-Certified Dark Sky Park


Last Updated: March 13, 2020 

The City of Flagstaff is working with Coconino County Health and Human Services (CCHHS) on their novel coronavirus response efforts. CCHHS is the county lead for this response. While there are currently no cases of coronavirus in Coconino County, the CCHHS website provides up to date information about the virus and can be found here:https://www.coconino.az.gov/221/Health and here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/

The immediate risk of coronavirus infection to the general public is believed to be relatively low for individuals who have not traveled to China or have not been in close contact with someone who is under evaluation for coronavirus infection.

What can you do to protect yourself? 

•             Wash hands frequently. 

•             Avoid touching eyes, nose or mouth. 

•             Avoid contact with people who are sick. 

•             Cover your mouth with your upper sleeve or with a tissue when coughing or sneezing.

•             Stay home when you are sick. 

•             Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces. 

Currently, there are no travel restrictions to any destination in the United States, including Flagstaff, Arizona. Our hospitality community is carefully following the guidelines of the U.S. Department of State and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and our local health department authorities.

Please know that our first priority is the health, safety, and well-being of everyone visiting or attending an event that is held in our community. We are continually engaging with Coconino County Health and Human Services (CCHHS and the county-lead for this response) on their novel coronavirus response efforts. While there are currently no cases of coronavirus in our county, the CCHHS website provides up-to-date information about the virus and can be found here: https://www.coconino.az.gov/221/Health and here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/

At our airport, hotels, restaurants, event venues, and attractions, our hospitality partners are taking numerous steps to ensure the cleanliness of their properties. Some of the additional actions being taken include increased cleaning and disinfecting, enhanced hand sanitizer stations, ongoing education awareness of staff, and more. We want to ensure that your stay in Flagstaff will be safe, comfortable, and memorable.

In advance, please check with events and attractions if you have concerns about cancellations.

We encourage you to visit our events calendar for the latest event info - we will be removing events that have been canceled or postponed. Please understand we are doing our best to provide the latest information. We encourage you to contact the event producer or host facility for the latest information.

Resources:

US Travel Association

Destinations International

Arizona Lodging and Tourism Association 

Printable Resources from the CDC