Flagstaff Parks & Gardens
At 7,150' above sea level, The Arboretum's 200 acres and 2,000 species allow visitors to experience the diversity of plant life common to alpine tundra, confierous forest and high desert. There's a visitor center, gift shop, display gardens, nature trail and much more. Tours at 11 and 1. Open daily 9-5 except winter.
The Grand Canyon is one of the seven wonders of the world and lies close to the borders of the states of Utah and Nevada. It is approximately a four to five hour drive from Phoenix to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon . The South Rim is the most popular Grand Canyon destination. From Flagstaff, the Grand Canyon is approximately a two hour drive. The Grand Canyon covers an area of 1,904 square miles (4937 sq. km) and at the deepest point is 6000 vertical feet (1829m) from rim to river. In terms of width, the canyon varies from 10 miles (16 km.) at the narrowest point to 18 miles (29 km.) at the widest. The Grand Canyon National Park experiences over 5 million visitors annually. With such a significant volume of visitors booking many months in advance for lodging and tours is essential. Other lodging is available in the surrounding neighbouring towns of Tusayan, Williams, and Flagstaff.
Approximately 800 years ago, the Wupatki National Monument was once a prosperous communities in the area. Remains of stone dwellings and artifacts of the people who resided on this section of the Colorado Plateau can still be seen today. Numerous trails are available to take visitors on self-guided tours of the pueblos, including the largest of the dwelling the Wupatki Pueblo.
Located approximately 35 miles outside of Flagastaff this national momument contains remarkably well preserved pueblos and cliff dwellings in addition to the dormant Sunset Crater Volcano.
Riordan Mansion State Historic Park has a mansion complete with original furnishings, tours and a visitor center. Located on six acres of wooded area it is at an elevation of 6,900 feet. There is also picnic tables available to visitors who wish to picnic in the park.
Pronounced kI-bab, this forest features attractions such as Kanab Crek, Kendrick Mountain and Sycamore Canyon. Recreational activities within the forest include camping, fishing, hiking, sightseeing and wildlife viewing.
The Coconino National Forest is one of the most diverse National Forests in the country with landscapes ranging from the famous Red Rocks of Sedona to Ponderosa Pine Forests, to alpine tundra. Explore mountains and canyons, fish forest lakes and wade in lazy creeks and streams.
The site marks the spot where a meteor hit the earth leaving a chasm 550 feet deep and 4,000 feet in diameter. Exhibits, guided tours and more await the visitor. Located just outside of Flagstaff.