ACTIVITIES DURING COVID-19

Lower Risk Flagstaff Activities During Covid-19

The first thing that should be expressed is that staying home right now during the Covid-19 pandemic is the best thing you can do for yourself and our communities. But we've all been staying home for so long that a little time in nature, cool weather and a change of scenery can be much needed during this time. It's been difficult to balance the need to enjoy and still live life while keeping yourself and your loved ones safe. Flagstaff has been seeing record numbers of campers and outdoor recreationists flooding into the forests, lakes and trails this summer. So the next thing to be addressed is that our resources have become so polluted with trash, toilet paper, beer cans, and plastic material that our forest service is considering shutting down a lot of the camping areas. So if these amazing areas are to stay open, everyone has to do their part and pick up after themselves 100% of the time when recreating in our forests. This means packing out your trash, and even pooping in the woods correctly. And really, who wants to camp in a sea of other people's dirty toilet paper? Just so you get an idea of what's going on in Flagstaff right now:

Fall Leaf Peeping

Now that it's fall, searching for those glorious, golden leaves offer many delights during this time of year (and during these crazy times). Start looking in the higher elevations during the second week of October and work your way down to Sedona in the earlier days of November to see the most fall colors. For a recommended list of the best places to start your fall season, see our Fall Leaf Color Guide.

Best Fall Leaves in Flagstaff »

Camping

Abiet this is a given, you can never get enough fresh air and nights sleeping under the stars. Hanging with friends and family, drinking beers and whiskey, sharing stories, fishing, exploring, playing camp games... it's good for the soul, which is what we need right about now. Not all campgrounds are open or being serviced yet, but you can still camp in dispersed camping sites or BLM. The rule is though, you pack it in and you pack it out. Don't leave toilet paper, trash, cans, broken bottles, etc.

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Hiking, Backpacking & Exploring

You know all those trails, big hikes (like Humphreys), backpacking trips that you've been putting off? Now's the best time to do it! The bigger you go, the fewer people you'll encounter.

Swimming Holes

There's a lot of them in central and northern AZ. The most popular are Lake Mary, Slide Rock, Grasshopper Point, Wet Beaver Creek, West Clear Creek, Blue Ridge Reservoir, and the Verde River. Those are all fantastic! But if you'd like to stay away from the crowds, going during the week or exploring some of the less popular swimming holes is the way go.

Kayaking or Stand Up Paddleboarding at Lake Mary, Marshall or Ashurst Lakes

These multi-recreational use lakes are fantastic for paddling around on. Float around in the cooler temps and jump into the water to cool down even more.

Hire an Outdoor Adventure Guide

Did you know northern Arizona offers some of the best rock climbing, canyoneering and outdoor adventures in the world? Now's a great time to hire a private guide to take you on an experience of a lifetime. These adventures, by its own nature, can only be done with a few people at a time COVID-19 or no COVID-19. Who knows? Maybe you'll love it so much that it might just put you on a new path towards learning the skills to do these big, technical adventures on your own! If that's the case, you'll have a whole world of adventures and things to explore ahead of you.

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Outdoor Tours

Some Flagstaff area tours that come to mind are Ebike tours, hot air balloon rides, tandem paragliding rides, guided hikes down the Grand Canyon or Sedona, Segway tours, kayaking tours and river trips. Thank goodness there's so many amazing things to do in northern Arizona!

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Mountain Biking, Cycling or E-Biking

Good luck not social distancing while riding a bike! Flagstaff and Sedona have some of the most beautiful trails to ride your bike on. Not to mention the cool weather makes it much more enjoyable. Check out Mountain Bike Project to find the best trails in your skill level and terrain preferences. A popular cycling route is on Lake Mary Rd. Park at any of the pullouts and ride past Lake Mary and back. If your cardio is up to snuff, consider renting an e-bike! You'll find riding one of those babies around downtown, Buffalo park and even som mountain bike trails to be quite a thrill.

Hitting the Trails

Whether you're a trail runner or hiker, getting out on the trails a fantastic way to spend time out in nature and minimize the number of people you're around. Take the pup out for a little jog and see how much terrain you can cover on foot. Take breaks...take pictures! This is for you. Enjoy your solitude in this beautiful place.

See some recommended trails »

Fishing

This old past time is cross-generation friendly. It's a great way to spend time with your family of all ages while honing in on those basic survival skills. Lake Mary, Marshall and Ashurst Lakes are near each other and are stocked with trout and other fish, too!

Creating Art

The busy world pre-COVID-19 often got in the way of making time to create. This is a fantastic time to pay attention to your creative side and northern Arizona is the perfect place to get inspired. Whether you want to work on your painting, sculpting or photography skills, or you're already an expert and just need some fantastic subjects worth your talent and time, Flagstaff, Grand Canyon, Sedona and Page offer some truly unique and remarkable sights, culture, people and experiences that are sure to inspire you.

Rent a Cabin or a Yurt

Hide away from the world and surround yourself with nature in a wooded cabin from Arizona Mountain Inn or yurt at Arizona Nordic Village. These little escapes offer seclusion and trails right our your doorstep. The fun starts where you stay.

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Wildland Trekking
Wildland Trekking
Go on an epic journey to Sedona, the Grand Canyon or more! Services include 1 to 8 day hiking adventures, tasty backcountry cuisine, and quality gear served up by America's most experienced and knowledgeable Grand Canyon guides. 25+ years experience in adventure travel.
Bearizona Wildlife Park
Bearizona Wildlife Park
Welcome to Bearizona Wildlife Park. We are a Wildlife adventure, open year round.Located on 160 acres in the city of Williams Az. We are right off Route 66 on the way to the Grand Canyon, just a short drive from Sedona and Flagstaff. The park consists of a 3 mile drive thru and Fort Beariz
Welcome to Bearizona Wildlife Park. We are a Wildlife adventure, open year round.Located on 160 acres in the city of Williams Az. We are right off Route 66 on the way to the Grand Canyon, just a short drive from Sedona and Flagstaff. The park consists of a 3 mile drive thru and Fort Bearizona. In the drive thru, you will take your own vehicle or our Wild Ride Bus through pristine Natural habitats for many North American Species. In these free roaming areas You will see wolves, bears, bison, and many other large species that can come right up to your car. Where the drive thru ends Fort Bearizona begins. Park your car and come on in. This is where you will find our smaller animals like river otters and bobcats. The barnyard, which is our petting zoo and fun for all ages. The Raptor Free Flight program, where birds of prey fly right over your head. All Shows which include animal meet-n-greets and training presentations. Big Bear Gift shop, over 8,000 sq feet of treasures and also housing Arizona’s largest model train, a historically accurate replica of the railroad from Williams depot to the grand canyon. For dining options we have the Bearizona Grill for a quick snack or our themed Canyonlands restaurant where you can sit and have a hot meal and a cold beverage overlooking our remarkable jaguar enclosure. You can Hop on our website for all current show times and we hope you can come visit us soon. Not only will you learn about lots of Awesome North American animals but you will also have an amazing time while your doing it.
Out Of Africa Wildlife Park
Out Of Africa Wildlife Park
Come see Tiger Splash show performed daily. Watch Bengal tigers in natural play as they "hunt" their caretakers. Open Monday-Sunday 9:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Just 40 minutes from Sedona.
Canyoneers
Canyoneers
The ultimate getaway! Spectacular scenery, great side canyon hikes, ancient Indian ruins, splendid waterfalls, gourmet meals, and top notch guides. Come experience the adventure, the challenge, the serenity, the wildlife, the fun and exhilaration, and come away feeling on top of the world
The ultimate getaway! Spectacular scenery, great side canyon hikes, ancient Indian ruins, splendid waterfalls, gourmet meals, and top notch guides. Come experience the adventure, the challenge, the serenity, the wildlife, the fun and exhilaration, and come away feeling on top of the world! Whether motorized pontoon or smaller rowing boats, Canyoneers does it best! This year, be a Canyoneer. We are a licensed concessionaire of the National Park Service.
Grand Canyon Expeditions
Grand Canyon Expeditions
The Grand Canyon is one of the wonders of the world, and what better way to see it than from its heart, on a Colorado river rafting trip? This unique trip down the Grand Canyon ranges from running world-class rapids to hiking and swimming in the side canyons to investigating the remains le
The Grand Canyon is one of the wonders of the world, and what better way to see it than from its heart, on a Colorado river rafting trip? This unique trip down the Grand Canyon ranges from running world-class rapids to hiking and swimming in the side canyons to investigating the remains left by the first inhabitants of the Grand Canyon. Let our experienced guides show you the wonders of the Grand Canyon. This is not a tour of the Grand Canyon, it's an adventure!
Mormon Lake Lodge
Mormon Lake Lodge
Situated in the tall pine country of Northern Arizona is just 30 min. south of Flagstaff. The quaint Western ambiance of this remote 280-acre Flagstaff cabins retreat is the perfect backdrop for groups and families.
Best Grand Canyon Day Tour
Best Grand Canyon Day Tour

Voted on Trip Advisor as the most popular Grand Canyon day tour. This is the best way to enjoy the Grand Canyon without doing any strenuous hiking. Nearly five millions people come to see the Canyon each year and many spend much of their time trying to figure out what to do. Our profess

Voted on Trip Advisor as the most popular Grand Canyon day tour. This is the best way to enjoy the Grand Canyon without doing any strenuous hiking. Nearly five millions people come to see the Canyon each year and many spend much of their time trying to figure out what to do. Our professional guides will make sure you get the most out of your trip. While touring in comfort you will learn about the geology and history of one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. The day tour includes short walks to some incredible "less-used" outlooks, a looking into some of the areas most impressive historic buildings, and time to browse resident art galleries and gift shops.

Western River Expeditions
Western River Expeditions
Discover the Grand Canyon, endless in scenic wonder, rich in Native American history and loaded with fun and adventure, Western River Expeditions' Grand Canyon tours are a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Exploring the Grand Canyon by river is an experience unlike any other. Discover hidden
Discover the Grand Canyon, endless in scenic wonder, rich in Native American history and loaded with fun and adventure, Western River Expeditions' Grand Canyon tours are a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Exploring the Grand Canyon by river is an experience unlike any other. Discover hidden waterfalls and paradisiacal side canyons - areas of Grand Canyon National Park that are accessible only by river.
Cabins & Yurts At AZ Nordic Village
Cabins & Yurts At AZ Nordic Village
Stay in a yurt or cabin at the AZ Nordic Village, a premier outdoor recreation destination just north of Flagstaff. Perfectly situated in the cool pine and aspen forests at 8,000 ft of elevation between Flagstaff and Grand Canyon National Park, the Village offers rustic cabin and yurt rent
Stay in a yurt or cabin at the AZ Nordic Village, a premier outdoor recreation destination just north of Flagstaff. Perfectly situated in the cool pine and aspen forests at 8,000 ft of elevation between Flagstaff and Grand Canyon National Park, the Village offers rustic cabin and yurt rentals year-round, and summer campsites that are RV-friendly. Frontcountry yurts and cabins are available for those seeking easy access, and five backcountry yurts offer solitude and natural settings with more comforts than a typical backpacking adventure. Many miles of hiking and biking trails leave right from the Village, and there are numerous other activities nearby, including the Lava River Cave, Red Mountain, Arizona Snowbowl, the Arizona National Scenic Trail, and many other hiking and biking trails.

In the winter season, the Arizona Nordic Village hosts a groomed trail system for cross country skiing, snowshoeing, and fatbiking. Over 20 miles of trails offer opportunities for everybody to have a winter adventure!
Flagstaff E Bike Tours
Flagstaff E Bike Tours
Let's Ride and see the outdoor areas in and around Flagstaff while being able to operate an e-bike at 7000 feet. Ride along Flagstaff's pathways and urban trails (FUTS) one of our RadPower Fat Tire E-bikes. Experience the beauty of the area while discovering how e-biking can reduce polluti
Let's Ride and see the outdoor areas in and around Flagstaff while being able to operate an e-bike at 7000 feet. Ride along Flagstaff's pathways and urban trails (FUTS) one of our RadPower Fat Tire E-bikes. Experience the beauty of the area while discovering how e-biking can reduce pollution, increase your fitness and see more of the outdoors while meeting your physical ability. If needed, you can engage the pedal assist option on the bike to help you get up those hills, along the trails and enjoy the sites. We are an educational experience with discovery on the operation of e-bikes for transportation and recreational purposes and you will learn about mobility assisted options for your outdoor interests. Our customers love the experience, and many choose to purchase an e-bike direct from our official provider "RadPower Bikes". The bike tour is educational and recreational by facilitators and provides work-life leisure message while in the outdoors. Our guides are professional recreation experts and the e-bikes are just part of the process. Ride with us and decide if you can experience exercise, recreation and the outdoors with an e-bike in your life.
J & H RV Park
J & H RV Park

In the cool hills of Flagstaff at an elevation of 7,000 ft., J and H RV Park is a fun place to stop for a night or a month! Our warm hospitality and humor have helped us attain the prestigious “National RV Park of the Year” award. Our park is Age Restricted and Non Smoking. We are c

In the cool hills of Flagstaff at an elevation of 7,000 ft., J and H RV Park is a fun place to stop for a night or a month! Our warm hospitality and humor have helped us attain the prestigious “National RV Park of the Year” award. Our park is Age Restricted and Non Smoking. We are clean, safe, friendly and located away from the noises we all wish to avoid: airport, railroad and traffic!

Come, relax and enjoy the serenity of an award winning park with its level sites, beautiful landscaping, clean restrooms and showers, laundry facilities, picnic tables and wireless internet at all sites. Enjoy the community outdoor fireplace following the Sunday Pot Lucks. Grand Canyon tours can be booked at J&H. We also offer Pet Sitting.

  • Free WiFi (all sites), Laundry, Showers, Gift Shop, 20/30/50 Amps, Picnic Tables, Clean Restrooms, TV/Library Room, 50 Full Hook-up Sites, No freeway, railroad or airport noise! Paperback Book Swap, Outdoor Group Fireplace, RV Supplies, Horseshoes, Car Rentals, Mini-Store
  • Total # of Sites: 53
  • RV Only, No Tents
 Kit Carson RV Park
Kit Carson RV Park

The Kit Carson RV Park is located in the beautiful city of Flagstaff, Arizona and is a popular base camp for a number of excellent local attractions. Campers can look forward to viewing the Petrified Forest, Meteor Crater and the Grand Canyon. The city of Sedona and the Red Rocks are al

The Kit Carson RV Park is located in the beautiful city of Flagstaff, Arizona and is a popular base camp for a number of excellent local attractions. Campers can look forward to viewing the Petrified Forest, Meteor Crater and the Grand Canyon. The city of Sedona and the Red Rocks are also nearby, and Flagstaff is also just as popular, but for its entertainment, museums, art galleries, restaurants and theater performances. The Riordan Mansion State Park is less than 2 miles from the campground, so many visitors head out there for picnicking, bike riding, hiking or stargazing on one of those clear, Arizona nights.

Amenities at the park include: 30/50 amp sites, water, sewerage, tent camping, big rig access and pull thrus.

  • Community Showers, Big Rig Friendly, Community Restrooms, 30/50AMPS, Water Hookups, Sewer Hookups, Propane Refilling Station, Pets Allowed, Drinking Water, Dump Station, Laundry Facilities
  • Total # of Sites: 150
  • Tent & RV
Black Bart's RV Park
Black Bart's RV Park

Black Bart's RV Park is located in the beautiful town of Flagstaff, Arizona and is perfect for vacationers looking for a quiet, peaceful getaway. Nestled in tall, thriving Ponderosa pine trees this beautiful park is near to the city of Flagstaff and Sedona. Between these two cities, cam

Black Bart's RV Park is located in the beautiful town of Flagstaff, Arizona and is perfect for vacationers looking for a quiet, peaceful getaway. Nestled in tall, thriving Ponderosa pine trees this beautiful park is near to the city of Flagstaff and Sedona. Between these two cities, campers can tour the historical sites, Red Rocks, go shopping, enjoy theater productions, museums and art galleries. Campers can look forward to winter sports like skiing and snow shoeing at the Arizona Snowbowl. Outdoor lovers can also look forward to hiking, biking and horseback riding the various trails, or just enjoying one of those iconic Arizona sunsets. Near the campground are a number of excellent restaurants RV washes and supply stores and grocery stores for visitors' convenience.

Amenities include: water, sewerage, tent camping, showers, restrooms, big rig access, pull thrus, 30/50 amp sites and WIFI.

  • Community Showers, Community Restrooms, 30 Amps, 50 Amps, Water Hookups, Sewer Hookups, Pets Allowed, Dump Station, Laundry Facilities, WiFi
  • Total # of Sites: 174
  • Tent & RV
Four Seasons Guides
Four Seasons Guides
Since 1999, offering guided hiking & backpacking tours in Grand Canyon, Sedona, and Utah. Choose from day tours to multi-day adventures. All-inclusive tours led by career professional guides with decades of backcountry experience.
Flagstaff KOA
Flagstaff KOA

The Flagstaff KOA is located in the beautiful city of Flagstaff, and is just an hour from the beautiful Red Rocks of Sedona and Oak Creek Canyon, an hour and a half from the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. It's also just a day trip from the Petrified Forest and Painted Desert, two hours

The Flagstaff KOA is located in the beautiful city of Flagstaff, and is just an hour from the beautiful Red Rocks of Sedona and Oak Creek Canyon, an hour and a half from the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. It's also just a day trip from the Petrified Forest and Painted Desert, two hours from Lake Powell and 30 minutes from Meteor Crater, Walnut Canyon and Native American Ruins. For campers who are new to the area, there's excellent concierge at the campus, so many visitors utilize this service for guides to the area. Onsite, there's also group and community events put on by the campground, so guests don't have to go offsite for fun and relaxation.

Amenities at the park include: big rig access, deluxe cabins, RV patio sites, WIFI, cable TV, laundry facilities, on site grocery stores, showers, restrooms, 50 amp sites and banana bike rentals.

Bonito Campground
Bonito Campground

The Bonito Campground is located in the Coconino National Forest in Flagstaff, Arizona and is a beautiful oasis of ponderosa pine trees, hills, peaks and paths for exploring. Secluded and quiet, this park draws thousands each year, and is especially popular for its proximity to sites li

The Bonito Campground is located in the Coconino National Forest in Flagstaff, Arizona and is a beautiful oasis of ponderosa pine trees, hills, peaks and paths for exploring. Secluded and quiet, this park draws thousands each year, and is especially popular for its proximity to sites like the Sunset Crater and the Wupatki Ruins. Many campers also take day trips to geological wonders like the Grand Canyon, Meteor Crater and the Petrified National Forest. The Flagstaff City is just 10 miles away, so visitors can also expect excellent shopping, dining, theaters, galleries and museums while camping.

Amenities at the Bonito Campground include: tent camping, restrooms, big rig access and pull thrus.

  • Community Restrooms, Pets Allowed, Dump Station, Laundry Facilities

  • Total # of Sites: 43
  • Tent & RV
 Pine View RV Park
Pine View RV Park

The Pine View RV Park is an active adult community campground located in Bellemont, Arizona and is known for fun activities an spacious sites. Campers can look forward to a quiet, countryside setting, nearby shopping venues and a packed calendar of events and activities to keep guests e

The Pine View RV Park is an active adult community campground located in Bellemont, Arizona and is known for fun activities an spacious sites. Campers can look forward to a quiet, countryside setting, nearby shopping venues and a packed calendar of events and activities to keep guests engaged and active. Visitors can look forward to day hikes and fishing at the nearby lakes on the Mongollan Rim and Tonto National Forest Park.

Amenities at this campground include: big rig access, laundry facility, tent camping, water, sewerage and electrical hookups.

  • Big Rig Friendly, 30 Amps, 50 Amps, Water Hookups, Sewer Hookups, Pets Allowed, Dump Station, Laundry Facilities
  • Total # of Sites: 15
  • Tent & RV
Fort Tuthill County Park
Fort Tuthill County Park

Nestled in cool Ponderosa Pine just 3 miles south of Flagstaff is the Fort Tuthill County Park, a gorgeous southwestern retreat that draws thousands of visitors yearly. Outdoor enthusiasts can look forward to archery, equestrian events, trails and outdoor educational programs. Campers c

Nestled in cool Ponderosa Pine just 3 miles south of Flagstaff is the Fort Tuthill County Park, a gorgeous southwestern retreat that draws thousands of visitors yearly. Outdoor enthusiasts can look forward to archery, equestrian events, trails and outdoor educational programs. Campers can not only hike and horseback ride the trails, but also ride mountain bikes through the forest to truly soak in the scenic forest. Winter sports like snow shoeing, skiing and sledding are also very popular at this campground. There's several excellent clubs available for campers to enjoy like the archery club, snow park, gems and minerals club and there's also museums, ranges and ball courts for visitors to take advantage of.

Amenities ta the park include: picnic tables and grills, minimal hookups, trails and information centers.

  • Hike / Bike Campsites, Pets Allowed, Drinking Water, Picnic Table, Fire Ring / Grill, Shower, Toilet
  • Tent & RV
The Arboretum
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 natural habitats. The Arboretum offers guided tours, school programs, and other events
Greer's Pine Shadows RV Park
Greer's Pine Shadows RV Park

The Greer's Pine Shadows RV Park is located in Flagstaff, Arizona and is a popular base camp for enjoying the treasures of the area. Snowbirds flock there each year to be surrounded by the thick, homely forest and to be just a short drive from attractions like the Grand Canyon, The Petr

The Greer's Pine Shadows RV Park is located in Flagstaff, Arizona and is a popular base camp for enjoying the treasures of the area. Snowbirds flock there each year to be surrounded by the thick, homely forest and to be just a short drive from attractions like the Grand Canyon, The Petrified Forest, Montezuma's Castle and Well, Snow Bowl and the Petrified Forest. The town of Sedona is relatively nearby, so campers can head there for shopping, site seeing or just to visit the Red Rocks. Walnut Canyon is also a must-see! Plus, there's grocery stores within two miles of the park for campers' convenience.

  • Big Rig Friendly, 30 Amps, 50 Amps, Water Hookups, Sewer Hookups, Pets Allowed, Drinking Water, Toilet, Laundry Facilities, WiFi
  • Total# of Sites: 72
  • RV Only
Sedona UFO & Vortex Tours
Sedona UFO & Vortex Tours
"Voted BEST 1 day experience in Sedona. Let me show you the true POWER of SEDONA! Sedona is not a city it is a consciousness. The Vortex energy here is the most powerful any where on the planet. I will take you to the most miraculous healing vortex for a guided meditation to meet your Spir
"Voted BEST 1 day experience in Sedona. Let me show you the true POWER of SEDONA! Sedona is not a city it is a consciousness. The Vortex energy here is the most powerful any where on the planet. I will take you to the most miraculous healing vortex for a guided meditation to meet your Spirit Guides. Sedona NIGHTS are pure magic! Not only will you see a million more stars in our sky. My UFO tour will forever change the way you think of the world around you. I GUARANTEE SIGHTINGS! This 1 day experience can truly be a game changer. Your consciousness will open to coming into more contact with your Star Family. MAKE THIS PART OF YOUR SEDONA JOURNEY

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