Flagstaff Arizona

AT-A-GLANCE

Discover the awe-inspiring beauty of Flagstaff, Arizona. Situated at the base of the majestic San Francisco Peaks, Flagstaff offers an eclectic mix of city culture and the simplicity of the great outdoors. Visitors enjoy the charming downtown atmosphere, beautiful natural surroundings and rich cultural heritage. Just a short drive to Grand Canyon National Park, Monument Valley and Sedona, Flagstaff is the perfect year-round hub for your group or clients to explore northern Arizona.

Quick Facts:

  • Flagstaff is at 7,000 Feet / 2,100 Meters elevation
  • Flagstaff is located at the intersection of Interstate 17 and Interstate 40
  • Flagstaff is the largest city in Northern Arizona and home to Northern Arizona University
  • There are 14.2 miles of Historic Route 66 going though our city
  • Flagstaff has more than 5,000 hotel rooms city-wide
  • Amtrak’s Southwest Chief line stops in Flagstaff, with service daily to LA or Chicago
  • Flagstaff enjoys all 4 seasons and can get as much as 108 inches of snow in the winter
    (note: the snow comes, melts and then comes again – not all at one time)

Local Tour Destinations

Museum of Northern Arizona

Established in 1928, the Museum of Northern Arizona was founded to preserve northern Arizona’s natural and cultural heritage. It is the only accredited museum within 150 miles of Flagstaff; thus, vital to the interpretation of the Colorado Plateau. The museum is open Monday through Saturday from 10AM to 5PM and Sundays from 12PM to 5PM.

Lowell Observatory

Lowell Observatory is a highlight and a must-stop since 1894. Activities offered range from tours and telescope viewings to exhibits and multimedia shows – fun for the entire family. Lowell Observatory is open Monday through Saturday from 10AM to 10PM and Sundays from 10AM to 5PM.

Riordan Mansion State Historic Park

This is a great activity for rainy days. The Visitor Center within the Riordan Mansion offers fantastic 60-Minute tours providing detailed information regarding the Riordan family history, architecture, arts, crafts and furnishings. To keep the little ones busy, a touch table guarantees distraction. Tours begin at 10AM every hour (11AM during winter months) until 4PM.

Wupatki National Monument

Wupatki Pueblos were occupied 900 years ago and are fascinating archeological sites. You may enter the tower of Wukoki Pueblo and imagine how the walls were filled with energy and laughter. The ruins are not as deserted as they initially seem… be sure to examine the sand for animal tracks.

Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument

If you are looking to explore the beautiful outdoors, Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument is the place to go. You can find hiking trails that vary from easy 20-Minute walks to moderately strenuous 2.5-Hour hikes. Don’t forget to bring enough water!

Walnut Canyon National Monument

Walnut Canyon is famous for its ancient cliff dwellings. Take your time and stroll along the canyon walls while imagining how life must have been for the ancient inhabitants who called Walnut Canyon home.