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.

 

1. Canyoneers

The ultimate getaway! Spectacular scenery, great side canyon hikes, ancient Indian ruins, splendid
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7195 U.S. 89
Flagstaff, AZ 86004
8005250924
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2. Western River Expeditions

Discover the Grand Canyon, endless in scenic wonder, rich in Native American history and loaded with
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Kanab
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8004537450
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3. Guided Outdoor Rock Climbing & Indoor Climbing Gym

Flagstaff Climbing Center is located in historic downtown Flagstaff. The center features over 6500 s
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205 South San Francisco Street
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
9285569909
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4. Grand Canyon Expeditions

The Grand Canyon is one of the wonders of the world, and what better way to see it than from its hea
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Kanab
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8005442691
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5. Wildland Trekking

Join The Wildland Trekking Co. on an epic journey to the Grand Canyon! Services include 1 to 8 day
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4025 East Huntington Drive
Flagstaff, AZ 86004
8007154453
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6. 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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1500 West Route 66
Kaibab National Forest, Williams, AZ 86046
9286352289
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7. The Arboretum

Open to the public from May through October, The Arboretum at Flagstaff is home to 2,500 species of
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4001 South Woody Mountain Road
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
9287741442
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8. Arizona Outdoor Adventures

Drive our ATVs on a guided 40 mile off-road adventure through the West Sedona Valley. Bring your cam
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1185 West Highway 89A
Sedona, AZ 86336
9282828540
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9. Canyon Explorations, Inc.

Our Hybrid Grand Canyon Raft Trips are geared for individuals seeking a highly participatory vacatio
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675 West Clay Avenue
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
8006540723
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10. Flagstaff Extreme Adventure Course

Flagstaff Extreme Adventure Course is an elevated obstacle course set in the tall Ponderosa Pines

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Fort Tuthill County Park
Fort Tuthill-Palmer Bypass, Flagstaff, AZ 86005
(888) 259-0125
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11. Grand Canyon Whitewater

Whitewater rafting through the Grand Canyon offers a distinctive view of one of the most popular and
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Flagstaff Plaza Shopping Center
1000 North Humphreys Street, Flagstaff, AZ 86002
8888055877
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12. Mountain Bike Rentals & Tours Biking near Aspen Yurt

The Flagstaff Nordic Center is excited to offer mountain bike rentals, mountain bike tours, hiking t
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U.S. 180
Flagstaff, AZ 86004
9282200550
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13. Arizona River Runners

Experience a Grand Canyon rafting trip of a lifetime with Arizona River Runners. Proficient, reputab
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15211 North Cave Creek Road
Phoenix, AZ 85032
6028674866
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14. Wilderness River Adventures

Wilderness River Adventures offers over 50 combined years of experience as whitewater outfitters on
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AZ 86040
8009928022
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15. Predator Zip Lines Camp Verde, AZ

Experience the wind ripping through your hair on a thrill ride over nature’s wildest predators.

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3505 Highway 260
Camp Verde, AZ 86322
9285679947
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16. Flagstaff Area National Monuments

Visit all three Flagstaff Area National Monuments: Walnut Canyon National Monument (7.5 miles), Suns
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Flagstaff
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9285261157
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17. One Day Colorado River Float Trip From Flagstaff From Viator

For a scenic and fun day out in Arizona, you can't go past this relaxing float trip down the mighty
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4825 North Rancho Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89108
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