Self-Guided Tours

Depending on the time of year and your calling for outdoor adventure, your experiences could include endless fun, scenic hikes, and early travel history.

Flagstaff has become renowned for it's world-class downhill skiing, hundreds of miles of scenic trails for hiking, outdoor festivals from June to October, magnificent fall colors, or a gaze at the stars-as Flagstaff is the first designated international dark sky city. In addition to these wonderful activities there are many other exciting things to explore, like: downtown Flagstaff, Route 66, the historic train museum, and Native culture are just a few of the many things you can explore while touring the Flagstaff area.

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Walk this Talk, a historic Route 66 walking tour

Also knows as “The Mother Road,” Route 66 continues to bisect Flagstaff today, and the road is lined with relics from the route’s hey day. Travel along the original alignment through the redeveloped Southside Historic District. This self-guided tour begins at the Historic Train Station, passing by classic drive-in motels and Flagstaff landmarks of old.

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Historic Downtown Walking Tour

Meander through historic 1900s era downtown Flagstaff, reveling in stories about the lynching of outlaws, fires that destroyed entire blocks, friendly saloon owners and other early day characters. Learn how and why the town was permanently relocated across from the train station. Guided tours also offered seasonally.

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Haunted Flagstaff Walking Tour

With more than a century of haunted history and ghostly legends about bank robbers, ladies of the night, eccentric hotel guests and unfortunate lovers, Flagstaff has earned the reputation as one of Arizona’s most haunted cities. Stroll through Flagstaff’s paranormal past with a free self-guided brochure. Guided tours also offered seasonally.

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Green Book Historic Tour

For nearly 30 years, multiple editions of The Travelers’ Green Book provided African Americans with advice on safe places to eat and sleep when they traveled through the Jim Crow-era. Within this self-guided Flagstaff tour, various locations are highlighted that were included in the Green Book editions.

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Public Art Tour

More than forty pieces of public art in Flagstaff visually represent the heritage of the area. Each piece tells a story, some inspiring, some meditative, and others that intend to leave a legacy for future generations. Many of these have been inspired by the natural surroundings and local culture of Flagstaff and northern Arizona providing a lasting benefit to the community, increasing livability and enhancing the overall quality of life in Flagstaff.