Outdoor Recreation


Flagstaff is all about outdoor recreation. The San Francisco Peaks and Mt. Elden provide outdoor enthusiasts with a dozens of trails for hikers, trail runners and mountain bikers to explore. Mormon Lake and Lake Mary are just a short drive from town and are used for kayaking, fishing, paddleboarding, and even some kiteboarding. Look up into the sky and you'll even see hanggliders and paragliders soaring above Mt. Elden. And of course, during the winter, skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and other winter activities are big on Mt. Humphreys and around the base of the San Francisco Peaks. In Flagstaff, you could throw a stone and hit a rock climber. There are so many crags in the area that it's just a matter of choosing what style of climbing you want to do for the day and what kind of rock your up for. And with a climbing community comes the highliners. If it's a sunny warm day, you'll find slacklines set up at the park or in people's front yards. And let's not forget cyclists. Whether distance or elevation change is your thing, Flagstaff has routes for every cyclist to enjoy. There are so many other outdoor sports and things to do that were not even mentioned. And if all this sounds like a little too much for you, there are some really great things to do outside in Flagstaff that don't require you to be a hardcore outdoor adventurer.

Almost every weekend during the spring and summer, there are typically festivals and cultural events going on. From the Fat Tire Film and Brew Festival to the Celtic Festival, Flagstaff has a surprisingly full outdoor entertainment schedule. There's the annual Pickin' in the Pines bluegrass festival, cultural performances downtown every Friday and free movies at The Square every weekend during the summer. There's something for everyone to do outdoors. Nature is this town's pulse. So get outside and experience the heart of Flagstaff.

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1. Flagstaff Climbing

Flagstaff Climbing Center is located in historic downtown Flagstaff. The center features over 6500 square feet of widely varied climbing ter...  More
  • (928) 556-9909
  • 205 South San Francisco Street
  • Flagstaff, AZ
  • 86001
  • $135.00 - $225.00

2. Flagstaff Area National Monumen...

Visit all three Flagstaff Area National Monuments: Walnut Canyon National Monument (7.5 miles), Sunset Crater Volcano (14 miles) and Wupatki...  More
  • (928) 526-1157
  • Flagstaff
  • Flagstaff, US
  • 86001

3. Arizona Outdoor Adventures

Drive our ATVs on a guided 40 mile off-road adventure through the West Sedona Valley. Bring your camera - you'll be awestruck by the 800 foo...  More
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  • (928) 282-8540
  • 1185 West Highway 89A
  • Sedona, AZ
  • 86336
  • $130.00 - $142.00

4. One Stop Shop For Grand Canyon ...

There’s still time to book your Grand Canyon rafting adventure this summer!

Let us make it easy for you – we work with the...  More

  • (800) 473-4576
  • 1500 East Cedar Avenue
  • Midtown Shopping Center, Fl

5. Bearizona Wildlife Park

At Bearizona Wildlife Park you will Steer your way through 2 miles of forest and get up close to bears, wolves, bison and more. After your d...  More
  • (928) 635-2289
  • 1500 West Route 66
  • Williams, AZ
  • 86046

6. Hitchin’ Post Stables Trail R...

Go on a wonderful horseback ride into some beautiful country through 10,000 acres Coconino National Forest which includes scenic Walnut Cany...  More
  • (928) 774-1719
  • 4848 Lake Mary Road
  • Flagstaff, AZ
  • 86001
  • $45.00 - $240.00

7. Rivers & Oceans, A Travel Compa...

Great Summer Deals and One Day Grand Canyon trip

Everyone wants to see the Grand Canyon, and many dream of someday seei...  More

  • (800) 473-4576
  • 1500 East Cedar Avenue
  • Flagstaff, AZ
  • 86004
  • $325.00 - $351.00

8. The Arboretum

Open to the public from May through October, The Arboretum at Flagstaff is home to 2,500 species of plants in greenhouses, gardens, and natu...  More
  • (928) 774-1442
  • 4001 South Woody Mountain Road
  • Flagstaff, AZ
  • 86001

9. Wildland Trekking

Join The Wildland Trekking Co. on an epic journey to the Grand Canyon! Services include 1 to 8 day hiking adventures, tasty backcountry cui...  More
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  • (800) 715-4453
  • 4025 East Huntington Drive
  • Flagstaff, AZ
  • 86004
  • $110.00 - $1500.00

10. One Day Colorado River Float T...

For a scenic and fun day out in Arizona, you can't go past this relaxing float trip down the mighty Colorado River. After being picked up at...  More
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  • (702) 648-5873
  • 4825 North Rancho Drive
  • Las Vegas, NV
  • 89108

11. Mountain Bike Rentals & Tours ...

The Flagstaff Nordic Center is excited to offer mountain bike rentals, mountain bike tours, hiking tours, wildlife watching tours and more. ...  More
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  • (928) 220-0550
  • U.S. 180
  • Flagstaff, AZ
  • 86004

12. Red Rock Skydiving

Want to know what it feels like to fly? Get a jump on fun and excitement with a tandem skydive! No experience is necessary in this dual ...  More

  • (928) 649-8899
  • 1003 West Mingus Avenue
  • Cottonwood, AZ
  • 86326
  • $200.00 - $225.00

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