Directions

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

(There are two ways you can get to Flagstaff from Sedona

OPTION 1(This route is via Highway 89A through Oak Creek Canyon recommended for its beauty and short distance. Take it in good weather and daylight.) Take Highway 89A north 25 miles through Oak Creek Canyon. Take I-17 north to enter Flagstaff (2 miles.)
27 miles, 40 minutes

OPTION 2(If it is snowing, use this route.) Take Highway 179 south 15 miles through the Village of Oak Creek. Take I-17 north to Flagstaff about 41 miles. This route takes about an hour from Sedona to Flagstaff.
56 miles, 1 hour

If Route 66 is not just a highway but a destination for you, don't miss these Flagstaff Route 66-Downtown hotels. We've filtered Flagstaff's hotels down to just the hotels and motels dotted along the legendary highway, stretching from East Flagstaff to Downtown. We've hand-chosen East Flagstaff hotels based on their proximity to Route 66, East Flagstaff and Downtown Flagstaff, so that visitors need only select one of these perfectly-located Flagstaff hotel options to stay on "The Mother Road."

These hotels on Route 66 vary in features and rates, but most of them can be categorized as "affordable" to "moderate," with a couple classified as "upscale" but they all provide plenty of budget-friendly features that will make your Route 66 experience special.

Directions to Grand Canyon South Rim and back (there are three ways you can get to the South Rim from Flagstaff)

OPTION 1 – Directions to Grand Canyon South Rim via I-40 and AZ-64

Take I-40 west toward Williams to Highway 64. Take Highway 64 north directly to the main entrance to the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park.
90 miles, 1 hour 30 minutes

OPTION 2 – Directions to Grand Canyon South Rim via US-180
(recommended for good weather and daylight only)

Take Humphreys Street/Fort Valley Road/Highway 180 northwest to Highway 64. Take Highway 64 north directly to the main entrance to the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park.
90 miles, 1 hour 30 minutes

OPTION 3 – Directions to Grand Canyon South Rim Desert View (East) Entrance via AZ-89

Take Route 66/Santa Fe Ave to its transition into AZ-89. Take Highway 89 north to Highway 64. Take Highway 64 west to the East Entrance of the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park, nown as Desert View.
106 miles, 2 hours


Directions to Flagstaff from Grand Canyon South Rim

OPTION 1: Take Highway 64 south to I-40 East. Take I-40 East to Flagstaff.
OPTION 2: Take Highway 64 south to US-180 southeast.
OPTION 1: 90 miles, 1 hour 30 minutes; OPTION 2: 78 miles, 1 hour 30 minutes


Directions to Grand Canyon North Rim

Take Route 66/Santa Fe Ave to its transition into AZ-89. Take Highway 89 north to Highway 89A. Take Highway 89A west to Highway 67. Take Highway 67 south directly to the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park (Please note: the North Rim is only open mid-May through mid-October.)
208 miles, 4 hours


Directions to Grand Canyon West Rim

Take I-40 east toward Kingman. Take exit 51 for Stockton Hill Road. Turn right at Stockton Hill Rd and continue 41.5 miles. Turn right at Pierce Ferry Road. Continue onto Diamond Bar Road. Turn left to stay on Diamond Bar Road. Continue straight onto Buck and Doe Road. Destination, the parking lot at Grand Canyon West Airport, will be on the right.
229 miles, 3 hours 45 minutes

Take I-515/US-93/US-95 toward Henderson. Take Highway 93 south to I-40. Take I-40 east to Flagstaff.
251 miles, 3 hours 38 minutes

Take I-605 north to I-210 east toward Barstow. Take I-15 north to Barstow. Take I-40 East toward Needles. Enter Arizona and continue on I-40 east toward Flagstaff.
468 miles, 6 hours 42 minutes

 

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2. Flagstaff Extreme Adventure Course

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Fort Tuthill County Park
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3. Grand Canyon Airlines

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Grand Canyon National Park Airport
GCN (GCN), Kaibab National Forest, 871 Liberator Drive, Grand Canyon Village, AZ 86023
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6. Little America Hotel Flagstaff

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Flagstaff, AZ 86004
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7. Antelope Canyon & Horseshoe Bend

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Flagstaff, AZ 86004
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8. GreenTree Inn Flagstaff

Located just minutes away from Northern Arizona University, and only three miles from Downtown Flags
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9. Bearizona Wildlife Park

At Bearizona Wildlife Park you will Steer your way through 2 miles of forest and get up close to bea
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10. Grand Canyon Railroad Excursion From Viator

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11. The Ultimate Off Road Adventure

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1200 Airport Rd
Sedona, AZ 86336
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12. Wildland Trekking

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Flagstaff, AZ 86004
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13. DoubleTree By Hilton Flagstaff

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1175 W Rte 66
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
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14. One Day Colorado River Float Trip From Flagstaff From Viator

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15. Arizona Mountain Inn & Cabins

Our Tudor-style inn and 17 cabins are tucked away on 13 acres of secluded Ponderosa Pines. The grou
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Flagstaff, AZ 86001
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16. The Geekery

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1800 South Milton Road
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
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17. Sedona Day Trip from Flagstaff

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Flagstaff, AZ 86004
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18. Grand Canyon & Navajo Indian Reservation From Viator

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