Come to Flagstaff and enjoy its hiking, festivals, and beer.

Flagstaff’s four distinct seasons and proximity to the Grand Canyon make it extremely popular for many outdoor recreation activities, including hiking, skiing, boating and biking.

The Grand Canyon’s South Rim is a 90-minute drive away, so many of Flagstaff’s outdoor adventures take advantage of the imposing local landscape.

Take a white water rafting tour with one of the many local river tour companies. Tours can be motorized or oar-powered and are designed to suit different levels of experience.

For hikers, there are also many options. Join up with a guided day tour or a week long hike through the striking terrain, or set out yourself along the 33-mile (53-kilometer) urban trail system which offers hikes on well-maintained trails.

Make a trip to treetop-based Flagstaff Extreme Adventure Course, which has an elevated obstacle course which climbs as high as 60 feet (18 meters) off the ground. The course has zip lines, suspended bridges, nets, swings and an aerial surf board.

In the winter, the Arizona Snowbowl is the center of Flagstaff’s skiing and boarding scene. Snowmaking technology enables this resort to add to natural snow fall throughout the season. Wing Mountain Snow Play Area also gets busy with thrill-seeking winter tourists.

When you’ve had enough adventure and are looking to take it easy, take the short drive to Mormon Lake. Here, you can go horseback riding, fishing or take a hike along one of Coconino National Forest’s trails. The Nature Conservancy organizes free guided nature walks.

Back in town, Flagstaff has an accomplished arts and entertainment scene. Visit the Coconino Center for the Arts, the largest art gallery in northern Arizona, and a collection of local and regional works. More local artistry can be found at the Northern Arizona University Art Museum. Aside from its permanent collection, the Museum of Northern Arizona holds regular lectures, activities and events.

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Top Hotels in Flagstaff

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Flagstaff
2.5 out of 5
2015 S Beulah Blvd, Flagstaff, AZ
$109/night
Sep 22 - Sep 23
4.4/5Wonderful! (1,311 reviews)

Situated in the entertainment district, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Riordon Mansion and Northern Arizona University. Lowell Observatory is 2.7 mi (4.4 ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (1,311 reviews)

"Room was nice and large, and was clean and new. Beds were very comfortable and clean. Breakfast was the usual fair, nothing outstanding and as with this type of breakfast the eggs and breakfast sausages are just so, so. But it provides you with something to get your day going, and if you don't care ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2019

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Flagstaff
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Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort
4 out of 5
22181 Resort Blvd, Exit 219 I-40, Flagstaff, AZ
$101/night
Sep 22 - Sep 23
4.5/5Wonderful! (4,005 reviews)

Situated in a rural location, this resort is within 25 mi (40 km) of Walnut Canyon National Monument, Meteor Crater, and Lowell Observatory. Flagstaff Mall and ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (4,005 reviews)

"The bathroom needed to be a little more cleaner. The rooms are very roomy and nice. The room is non smoking which I loved. Overall, a very pleasant stay!"…"

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2019

Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort
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Baymont by Wyndham Flagstaff
2.5 out of 5
2005 S Milton Rd, Flagstaff, AZ
$49/night
Sep 24 - Sep 25
3.7/5Good! (3,037 reviews)

Situated near the airport, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Riordon Mansion and Northern Arizona University. Lowell Observatory is 2.5 mi (4 km) ...

3.7/5Good! (3,037 reviews)

"Great place. Clean and tidy. Only issue was the jacuzzi was empty and was really looking forward to it. Otherwise this hotel was centrally located near downtown and not far from the Grand Canyon. Downtown had a lot of great restaurants and fun bars. Our first time here and definitely Love ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2019

Baymont by Wyndham Flagstaff

Popular things to do in Flagstaff

Meteor Crater
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Meteor Crater

4.5/5 (87 Ratings)

Study a massive impact crater, created by a meteorite in the northern Arizona desert that hit earth about 50,000 years ago.

Lowell Observatory
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Lowell Observatory

4.5/5 (364 Ratings)

This observatory is famous for discovering the dwarf planet Pluto and features many educational activities, historic telescopes and events for visitors.

Humphreys Peak
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Humphreys Peak

4.5/5 (273 Ratings)

Arizona’s highest mountain soars out of the Coconino National Forest and the hiking trail that leads to its summit passes by tundra, wildflowers and volcanic peaks.

Oak Creek Canyon
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Oak Creek Canyon

4.5/5 (1,136 Ratings)

Take one of Arizona’s most beautiful scenic drives through this canyon and be sure to take your hiking boots, fishing rod, swimsuit and camera along for the ride.

Wupatki National Monument
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Wupatki National Monument

5/5 (97 Ratings)

Discover the legacy that lives on in a breathtaking complex of ancient Pueblo ruins and red-rock outcrops amid the desert hues of the prairie.

Sunset Crater
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Sunset Crater

4.5/5 (27 Ratings)

Marvel at fascinating geological features and varied wildlife on the scenic hikes and self-drive tour that skirt this almost millennia-old volcano.

Top activities in Flagstaff

Antelope Canyon Tour
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Antelope Canyon Tour

$174

This tour is for the traveler who wants to discover a spectacular, off-the-beaten-track gem that offers scenery unlike any other location in the country. Antelope Canyon is one of the American Southwest's best-kept secrets, and it begs to be discovered and explored.

Antelope Canyon & Horseshoe Bend Tour from Flagstaff
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Antelope Canyon & Horseshoe Bend Tour from Flagstaff

$208

Experience the spectacular beauty of 2 iconic Southwest landmarks on this guided expedition. First, venture into Antelope Canyon, 1 of the world's best-known slot canyons, and then take a short hike to survey the incredible Horseshoe Bend.

Multi-Stop Grand Canyon Tour with Lunch
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Multi-Stop Grand Canyon Tour with Lunch

$181

Discover the Grand Canyon from multiple angles on a comprehensive tour that leads you to the most popular viewpoints. Enjoy a window seat in a comfortable vehicle and listen as friendly and knowledgeable guides provide fascinating details about the geological history.

Haunted Historic Downtown Flagstaff Tour
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Haunted Historic Downtown Flagstaff Tour

$30

Explore the spookiest corners of Flagstaff on our ghost tour! Along with historical sites, your guide shows you scenes of altercations and experiences which have resulted in numerous reports of suspicious activity.

Full Day Horseshoe Bend & Antelope Canyon Tour with Lunch
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Full Day Horseshoe Bend & Antelope Canyon Tour with Lunch

$219

Experience the majesty of one of the American Southwest's great natural wonders with a trip to Antelope Canyon. Along the way, you also get to explore a meandering, horseshoe-shaped section of the Colorado River known as Horseshoe Bend, completing your immersion into Arizona's scenic heartland.

Sedona Outdoor Yoga & Hiking
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Sedona Outdoor Yoga & Hiking

$108

Meet Your Guide at a designated West Sedona location, which will be shared in your confirmation email. After introductions, clients sign basic waiver forms, then all head out together to the outdoor Yoga and/or Hiking location - usually about 5-15 minute drive.

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