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. Oak Creek Terrace Resort
2. Grand Canyon Airlines
3. Maverick Helicopter Tours
4. Antelope Canyon & Horseshoe Bend
Spend a day visiting two of the most iconic landscapes in the American Southwest- Antelope Canyon
5. Grand Canyon Railroad Excursion From Viator
6. Bearizona Wildlife Park
7. Flagstaff Extreme Adventure Course
Flagstaff Extreme Adventure Course is an elevated obstacle course set in the tall Ponderosa Pines
8. GreenTree Inn Flagstaff
9. Arizona Mountain Inn & Cabins
10. Little America Hotel Flagstaff
11. Grand Canyon Railway
12. Wildland Trekking
13. Colorado River & Trail Expeditions Grand Canyon Rafting
14. One Day Colorado River Float Trip From Flagstaff From Viator
15. Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters
16. Sedona Day Trip From Flagstaff
17. The Geekery
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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