Flagstaff, AZ

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Northern Arizona featuring street scenes

A great base from which to explore the Grand Canyon National Park and the Arizona Snowbowl, this town offers adventure all year round.

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.

Where to stay in Flagstaff

Hotel Aspen InnSuites Flagstaff/Grand Canyon
Hotel Aspen InnSuites Flagstaff/Grand Canyon
2.5 out of 5
1008 E Route 66, Flagstaff, AZ, 86001
The price is $74 per night from May 26 to May 27
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in Flagstaff. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and an outdoor pool. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff ...
3.8/5 Good! (2,018 reviews)
"Can't wait to come back."

Reviewed on May 13, 2022

Hotel Aspen InnSuites Flagstaff/Grand Canyon
Baymont by Wyndham Flagstaff
Baymont by Wyndham Flagstaff
2.5 out of 5
2005 S Milton Rd, Flagstaff, AZ, 86001
The price is $98 per night from May 31 to Jun 1
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in Flagstaff. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms ...
3.8/5 Good! (1,741 reviews)
"This is a great hotel! I realized when I pulled up that I had stayed here 3 years ago for with my job. The front desk girl was great. She was very friendly and had an awesome attitude! Very quiet property. I would definitely stay here again when I'm in Flagstaff!"

Reviewed on May 17, 2022

Baymont by Wyndham Flagstaff
Hotel Elev8
Hotel Elev8
3 out of 5
2285 E Butler Ave, Flagstaff, AZ, 86004
The price is $80 per night from Jun 2 to Jun 3
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Flagstaff. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and an outdoor pool. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (1,018 reviews)
"This is a newer property that has built-in many amenities of a much more expensive hotel. It was one of the best value so I have stayed at in a long time! I highly recommend it."

Reviewed on May 13, 2022

Hotel Elev8
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Tiny House! Quiet, Pine Trees, Private, Close to Grand Canyon, Sedona, Oak Creek Just off I17
Tiny House! Quiet, Pine Trees, Private, Close to Grand Canyon, Sedona, Oak Creek Just off I17
3 out of 5
633 Cherokee, Flagstaff, AZ, 86005
The price is $98 per night from May 31 to Jun 1
Stay at this 3-star golf cabin in Flagstaff. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 1 bedroom. Popular attractions Oak Creek Canyon and Kachina Trail are located ...
Tiny House! Quiet, Pine Trees, Private, Close to Grand Canyon, Sedona, Oak Creek Just off I17
Sonesta ES Suites Flagstaff
Sonesta ES Suites Flagstaff
3 out of 5
1400 North Country Club Drive, Flagstaff, AZ, 86004
The price is $159 per night from May 30 to May 31
Stay at this 3-star golf aparthotel in Flagstaff. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and an outdoor pool. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (2,527 reviews)
"Great!"

Reviewed on May 2, 2022

Sonesta ES Suites Flagstaff
Bliss Flagstaff 55 3 Bedroom Townhouse by Redawning
Bliss Flagstaff 55 3 Bedroom Townhouse by Redawning
3.5 out of 5
12255 Bliss Ave, Flagstaff, AZ, 86015
The price is $165 per night from May 31 to Jun 1
Stay at this 3.5-star vacation home in Flagstaff. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and barbecue grills. Popular attraction Fort Valley is located nearby. Discover ...
Bliss Flagstaff 55 3 Bedroom Townhouse by Redawning
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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