People always ask us "How long should I spend in Flagstaff to see everything?" We tell them - spend as long as you can - whether you get a day, a weekend, or a week there will be enough to fill your time.
We have several National Parks within a short drive, museums, Native American monuments ,white water rafting, famous rock climbing and bouldering areas, Trout, Pike, and Cat fishing at Lake Mary, hiking 1000 year old volcanoes (that's here at our campground!), single track mountain biking, and shopping. We have volcanic mountains, craters and red rock views. Interested in Dinosaurs or Astronomy? Look no further! Did you know Pluto was discovered at the Lowell Observatory here in Flagstaff? Dinosaur bones are a local favorite. See what you can dig up! We have a lifetime worth of vacations here in our backyard... come play!
The Grand Canyon is one of the most spectacular of arid land erosion in the world. The park encompasses 1,904 square miles, including 277 miles of the Colorado River. South Rim facilities are open all year. North Rim facilities are open mid-May through mid-October. Call 1-800-892-8687 for more information. www.nps.gov/grca/
Some people visit Sedona for the breathtaking beauty that fills the senses and feeds the soul. Some visit Sedona to shop in the delightfully eclectic shops and galleries. Many others visit Sedona to savor the flavors and scents of our restaurants, to be pampered in a world-class resort or stay in a log cabin while sampling the diverse cultural events all year long. We invite you to Visit and Experience Sedona! www.visitsedona.com/
With has one of the world's largest and most colorful concentrations of petrified wood, multi-hued badlands of the Painted Desert, historic structures, archeological sites, and displays of 225 million year old fossils, this is a surprising land of scenic wonders and fascinating science. www.nps.gov/pefo/
Situated in the rain shadow of the San Francisco Peaks, the area we now call Wupatiki National Monument was once home to the farmers and traders of the Anasazi and Sinagua people, or Hisatsinom, as their Hopi descendants call them. The area is characterized by freestanding masonry pueblos by walking short trails that allow you a window into the past. The monument is the largest of the pueblos with approximately 85 rooms and is located behind the Wupatiki Visitor Center. Open year-round. www.nps.gov/wupa/
Being a community known for its love of nature and healthy living, Flagstaff actually has two farmers markets. One is located downtown and the other is located in the Sunny Side area. What started out as a small production on a dirt lot, has today turned into thriving local market that hosts over 85 vendors! The Flagstaff Farmers Market is dedicated to providing an outlet for small scale farmers to thrive in our community by giving them a place to sell their local, sustainably grown food as well as other hand-crafted products.