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. Tandem Paragliding Ride
2. Grand Canyon Railroad Excursion From Viator
3. Flagstaff Food Tours
4. Wildland Trekking
5. Little America Hotel Flagstaff
6. Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters
7. Maverick Helicopter Tours
8. Flagstaff Extreme Adventure Course
Flagstaff Extreme Adventure Course is an elevated obstacle course set in the tall Ponderosa Pines
9. Grand Canyon Airlines
10. Bearizona Wildlife Park
11. Grand Canyon Railway
12. Arizona Mountain Inn & Cabins
13. Oak Creek Terrace Resort
14. Colorado River & Trail Expeditions Grand Canyon Rafting
15. Antelope Canyon & Horseshoe Bend
Spend a day visiting two of the most iconic landscapes in the American Southwest- Antelope Canyon
16. GreenTree Inn Flagstaff
17. One Day Colorado River Float Trip From Flagstaff From Viator
18. The Geekery
19. Grand Canyon & Navajo Indian Reservation From Viator
FLAGSTAFF, AZ WEATHER
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TAKING YOUR FAMILY TO FLAGSTAFF FOR VACATION?
Here are some of the most family-friendly hotels in Flagstaff and some things to do that should keep everyone happy…at least for a while.
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WHAT'S ON THE CALENDAR?
Our Flagstaff Event Calendar is full of festivals, workshops, art fairs, concerts and classes. Browse or add your event.
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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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