Points of interest within the city of Flagstaff:
The Arboretum at Flagstaff
4001 S. Woody Mountain Rd. • 928-774-1442 • www.thearb.org
Explore one of the nation’s largest collections of high country wildflowers at The Arboretum – America’s Mountain Garden™. Situated at 7,150 feet in elevation, this 200-acre botanical garden and nature preserve offers visitors a peaceful respite. Hike the nature trail through ponderosa pine forest. Enjoy spectacular views of the San Francisco Peaks from the wildflower meadow, or join a guided tour (11:00 a.m. or 1:00 p.m.) to learn about the natural history of the region. Offering weekend live birds of prey programs, picnic areas, and a gift shop. Located four miles south of West Route 66 on scenic Woody Mountain Road. Open April 1-Oct. 31, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Arizona Historical Society-Pioneer Museum
2340 N. Fort Valley Rd. • 928-774-6272 • www.arizonahistoricalsociety.org
This state museum collects, preserves and exhibits artifacts, documents and photographs of the history of Flagstaff and northern Arizona, and presents changing exhibits of artifacts and photos illustrating themes in Flagstaff history. Annual events include the Flagstaff Wool Festival, Independence Day Festival, and “Playthings of the Past” exhibit.
Continental Country Club
2380 N. Oakmont Dr. • tee times 928-527-7999, pro shop 928-527-7997
Narrow ponderosa pine-lined fairways, open meadows, lush fairways, and fast greens set against the backdrop of Mount Elden combine to make Continental Country Club a great golfing experience. Open to the public. Groups are welcome. Complete pro shop. Driving range. PGA professionals available for lessons.
Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra
113A E. Aspen Ave. • 928-774-5107 • www.flagstaffsymphony.org
The Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra has been a source of enjoyment, enrichment and pride for the citizens of northern Arizona for more than 56 years. Our 57th season will run from September 2006 to April 2007, filling NAU’s Ardrey Auditorium with world-class programming including classics, pops, dance and opera. “The Flagstaff Symphony is the place to be on a Friday night!” Concerts start at 7:30 p.m.
Heritage Square, Downtown Flagstaff and Historic Rt. 66
On Aspen Ave. between Leroux St. and San Francisco St.
• 928-774-6929 • www.heritagesquaretrust.org
A friendly gathering spot in the heart of downtown, the Square is the place to find an array of free entertainment events. “Thursdays on the Square”, a live music series, is offered from Memorial through Labor Days. Also in the summer, “Movies on the Square”, popular with families, plays here Friday nights, and the Heritage Square Trust summer concert series entertains on weekend afternoons.
1400 W. Mars Hill Rd. • 928-233-3211• www.lowell.edu
Founded in 1894 by Percival Lowell, the Observatory is active in research and also welcomes visitors year-round for tours and telescope viewing. Guided tours take visitors to the original Lowell telescope, a 24-inch refractor built in 1896; to the telescope used to discover planet Pluto in 1930; and through the historic Rotunda museum. Open daily for tours and many evenings for telescope viewing. Visit our web site for hours, directions, specials, etc.
The Museum Club
3404 E. Route 66 • 928-526-9434 • www.museumclub.com
This famous roadhouse, listed in the National Register of Historic Places, is rich in country legends and ghost stories. The Southwest’s largest log cabin, it was built in 1931 to house Native American artifacts and a collection of genetically unique animals preserved through taxidermy. Later, it became a nightclub, nicknamed “The Zoo”, where musicians traveling Route 66 performed. The Club continues to host rising country stars while patrons two-step around the trees, or browse in the Route 66 gift shop.
Museum of Northern Arizona
3101 N. Fort Valley Rd. • 928-774-5213 • www.musnaz.org
Inspiring love and responsibility for the beauty and diversity of the Colorado Plateau. Native cultures, tribal lifeways, natural sciences, and fine arts from the region. Museum shop and bookstore on-site. Open daily, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., except Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day.
Riordan Mansion State Historic Park
409 W. Riordan Rd. • 928-779-4395 • www.azstateparks.com
Completed in 1904 in the Arts and Crafts style of architecture, the historic mansion is expansive, with over 40 rooms and 13,000 square feet of living area and servants’ quarters. A tour guide will lead you through this richly furnished home, filled with original artifacts, Stickley furniture, and many other personal possessions of the Riordan families. Also featured are a visitor center, a self-guided tour of the grounds, and picnic tables. Reservations are recommended for the mansion tour.
Points of interest within two hours of Flagstaff:
Off Highway 180, north on Snowbowl Rd. • 928-779-1951
• snow report 928-779-4577 • www.arizonasnowbowl.com
Your year-round playground. Winter: 2,300 foot vertical drop, average snowfall of 260 inches, 32 trails, four chairlifts. Rental equipment, banquets, ski school, special events. Skiing mid-December through mid-April, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Summer: Scenic Skyride to 11,500 feet for incredible views. Dining, disc golf. Open Memorial day weekend through mid-Oct., 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Coconino National Forest (San Francisco Peaks & The Kachina Wilderness)
1824 S. Thompson St. • 928-527-3600 • www.fs.fed.us/r3/coconino
The world’s largest contiguous ponderosa pine forest surrounds Flagstaff. With elevations from 2,600 to 12,633 feet, the forest ranges from desert cactus to alpine tundra and is home to a variety of wildlife. Respect and enjoy your national forests.
Flagstaff Nordic Center
Highway 180, mile marker 232, 15 miles northwest of downtown Flagstaff • 928-220-0550 • www.FlagstaffNordicCenter.com
Offering over 25 miles of groomed cross-country trails through beautiful forest. The trails will entertain and challenge beginner and seasoned cross-county skiers alike. Rentals and lessons available. Located one mile from Crowley Pit snow play area. Open Monday-Sunday, 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., and Friday, 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Grand Canyon National Park
81 miles northwest of Flagstaff via Highways 180 and 64 • 928-638-7888
Known around the world for its overwhelming size and intricate and colorful landscape, the Grand Canyon is one of the most spectacular examples 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 to mid-Oct. Those interested in visiting the Grand Canyon are invited to write or call for a trip planner.
Grand Canyon Railway
233 N. Grand Canyon Blvd., Williams, Arizona • 1-800-843-8724
(1-800-THE-TRAIN) • www.thetrain.com
Travel a century-old rail line to the heart of Grand Canyon National Park aboard a vintage train with six classes of carefully restored passenger service. Journey through pine forests and wide-open prairies as musicians play the tunes of the west on this uniquely historic Grand Canyon expedition.
Homolovi Ruins State Park
I-40 exit 257, 1.5 miles north on Highway 87, Winslow, Arizona • 928-289-4106
Tour and learn about Pueblo Indian ruins and northeastern Arizona heritage. The park offers an informative visitor center and excellent camping opportunities.
Hopi & Navajo Reservations
50-80 miles northeast of Flagstaff.
Jerome State Historic Park
100 Douglas Rd., Jerome, Arizona • 928-634-5381 • www.azstateparks.com
The Douglas Mansion, built in 1916, houses exhibits on history, mining and geology. Enjoy spectacular views of the Verde Valley and distant San Francisco Peaks. Park closed for renovations.
La Posada Hotel / Restaurant in Winslow, AZ
55 miles east of Flagstaff. www.laposada.org
Arizona’s Grandest Estate ~ A National Historic Landmark
35 miles east of Flagstaff via I-40 exit 233 • 928-289-2362
• 800-289-5898 • www.meteorcrater.com
The Best Preserved Meteorite Impact Site on Earth! Formed nearly 50,000 years ago by a giant meteor weighing several hundred thousand tons, this crater is 550 ft. deep, 2.4 miles in circumference and nearly one mile across. Featuring interactive displays, a large-screen theater, the Astronaut Wall of Fame, an Apollo Space Capsule and more. Guided trail tours of the rim are offered daily (weather permitting).
Montezuma Castle National Monument
2800 Montezuma Castle Rd., Camp Verde, Arizona • 928-567-3322
Montezuma Castle is one of the best preserved American Indian cliff dwellings in the United States. Only one hour south of Flagstaff, the trail to view this important prehistoric site is flat and easy with no climbing. From I-17, going south, take exit 283 east. Fee: $5 per adult, children 15 and under no charge. Federal passes accepted; open 365 days a year.
Red Rock State Park
4050 Red Rock Loop Rd., Sedona, Arizona • 928-282-6907
A nature/wildlife preserve located five miles west of Sedona off US 89A with opportunities for hiking, picnics and guided tours. The visitor center features exhibits and a theater. Open daily with guided walks, five miles of nature trails, first-Sunday programs, full-moon walks, and an astronomy festival in June. Group ramada and special programs on request.
Tuzigoot National Monument
Tuzigoot Rd., Clarkdale Arizona • 928-634-5564 • www.nps.gov/tuzi
Tuzigoot National Monument is a prehistoric American Indian pueblo with one of the finest museums in north central Arizona. The trail is easy to moderate with some elevation gain. Tuzigoot is 75 miles south of Flagstaff: take exit 293 or exit 287 off I-17 and follow signs to the town of Cottonwood. Fee: $5 adults, 15 years and under no charge. Federal Recreation Passes accepted. Open daily, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.; closed Christmas Day.
City of Sedona, Sedona Red Rocks and Oak Creek Canyon
30 miles south of Flagstaff. www.visitsedona.com
Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument
12 miles north of Flagstaff via Highway 89 • 928-526-0502 • www.nps.gov/sucr
Born in a series of eruptions 900 years ago, Sunset Crater is still the youngest volcano on the Colorado Plateau. Visitor Center exhibits explain the powerful geologic forces and their aftermath. See for yourself on the one-mile self-guided Lava Flow Trail. Open every day except Christmas, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Extended summer hours; please call.
Walnut Canyon National Monument
10 miles east of downtown Flagstaff via I-40, exit 204 • 928-526-3367
Walk among the cliff dwellings and pueblos where people lived over 800 years ago. Experience the dramatic geology, varied vegetation, and abundant wildlife that made their lives possible. The strenuous one-mile Island Trail descends into Walnut Canyon; the shorter Rim Trail offers overlooks, forest, and a pithouse. Open every day except Christmas, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Extended summer hours; please call.
Wupatki National Monument
33 miles north of Flagstaff via Highway 89 • 928-679-2365 • www.nps.gov/wupa
Rock walls of 800-year-old pueblos dot a desert landscape once home to thousands of people. Visitor Center exhibits explain how they survived by farming, hunting and gathering, and trading. Short trails lead to Wupatki, Lomaki, and other pueblos. The scenic drive to Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument climbs rapidly from desert to mountain landscapes. Open every day except Christmas, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Extended summer hours; please call.
For additional information, visit www.flagstaffarizona.org