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.


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

For trail locations and maps, visit www.fs.fed.us/r3/coconino