Why should I visit Flagstaff?
With plenty of winter activities, and just as many summer activities, Flagstaff is a great place to visit year-round. Just a short drive from Sedona, Flagstaff makes for a nice day trip; though you may want to stay a bit longer to fit in all the exciting activities.
Where is Flagstaff?
Only 23 miles north of Sedona, you may reach Flagstaff via the beautiful Oak Creek Canyon drive. From Uptown Sedona, drive north on Hwy 89a through Oak Creek Canyon for about 24 miles, turn right at Airport Road, turn left to merge onto I-17 N toward Flagstaff.
What sort of Services and Amenities does Flagstaff offer?
Flagstaff offers a cozy small town atmosphere with all the services and amenities of a big city. In town you will find a variety of lodging, transportation, dining, shopping, and activities to enjoy during your stay.
What can I do/see in Flagstaff?
- Downtown: Downtown Flagstaff offers shopping, dining, art galleries, and entertainment year round. Visit Heritage Square in the heart of downtown and catch live music and performances.
- Lowell Observatory: An active astronomical research facility that offers interesting tours, programs, and an nighttime interactive telescope presentation.
- Arizona Snowbowl: Enjoy skiing, snowboarding, and sledding in the winter or visit in the summer and enjoy a scenic chairlift ride, hiking, biking, and disc golf.
- Museum of Northern Arizona: Make your way through MNA’s nine exhibits and learn about Southwest heritage, Native American cultures, natural sciences, ecology, and fine arts of the Northern Arizona region.
- Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument: The youngest crater on the Colorado Plateau, Sunset Crater was formed from a series of powerful volcanic eruptions 900 years ago. Follow the lava flow trail to see excellent views of both the Sunset Crater and San Francisco Peaks.
- Walnut Canyon National Monument: Hike into the canyon or along the rim of Walnut Canyon and explore ancient cliff dwellings and ruins.
- Flagstaff Nordic Center: Discover over 25 miles of cross-country trails and 10 miles of snowshoe trails in the beautiful forests of Northern Arizona.