To get to Flagstaff, from the Phoenix airport, follow signs for Downtown/I-10 and merge onto I-10 West toward Los Angeles, then take exit 143A for I-17 North toward Flagstaff. (All Phoenix-to-Flagstaff routes pick up at I-17 North eventually.) In 149 miles, I-17 will end and turn into Milton Road/US Route 66/Santa Fe Ave., leading you into Downtown Flagstaff.
151 miles, 2 hours 15 minutes
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Flagstaff to the Grand Canyon is one of the easiest and most popular day trips one can do. This scenic 90-minute drive has several possible routes, but the simplest and most often taken is Hwy 180 to Hwy 64 N to the main entrance to the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park.
1. DoubleTree By Hilton Flagstaff
We are a newly renovated hotel right on route 66. With banquet space, indoor whirlpool, outdoor Jacuzzi and spa, fitness center, lounge a... More
2. Flagstaff Extreme Adventure Cou...
Flagstaff Extreme Adventure Course is an elevated obstacle course set in the tall Ponderosa Pines. It is securely suspended between the t... More
3. Bearizona Wildlife Park
4. GreenTree Inn Flagstaff
5. Antelope Canyon & Horseshoe Ben...
Adventure Southwest offers private group hiking and sightseeing trips to amazing Southwest destinations including Grand Canyon, Horseshoe... More
6. Maverick Helicopter Tours
7. Grand Canyon Railway
8. The Ultimate Off Road Adventure
9. One Day Colorado River Float Tr...
10. Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopt...
11. Little America Hotel Flagstaff
12. Grand Canyon Airlines
13. Grand Canyon Railroad Excursio...
14. Flagstaff Mountain Film Festiv...
15. Arizona Mountain Inn & Cab...
16. Wildland Trekking
17. The Geekery
18. Sedona Day Trip from Flagstaff
19. Grand Canyon & Navajo Indian R...
FLAGSTAFF, AZ WEATHER
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WHAT'S ON THE CALENDAR?
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IF YOU ONLY HAVE ONE DAY TO SEE FLAGSTAFF
These are the essential things you MUST do to get the most out of your day trip.
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DRIVING DIRECTIONS TO FLAGSTAFF
Getting to Flagstaff is the first step. Driving is the most popular and practical way to get here.
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