Travel, Lodging, and Weather
We have reserved a block of 75 rooms at the Radisson Woodlands Hotel in Flagstaff for the nights of June 18-22, leaving
on the 23rd.
If you want to come earlier, or stay later,
they will match the room rate on a space available basis.
The room rate is $109/night plus tax (11.458%). You can upgrade to a suite for a rate of $129/night.
To make a reservation on line, go to the web site
You can also call either 1-928-773-8888 (the hotel itself) or 1-800-333-3333 (the central reservation system).
You must specify that you are part of the "Lowell Observatory" group.
Check in time is 4 pm and checkout time is 12:00 pm.
Reservations need to be canceled by 4 pm on the
day of your arrival, or you will be charged for one night's stay.
The hotel's address is 1175 West Route 66, Flagstaff, AZ 86001.
Reservations must be made by May 28 to be part of the Lowell Observatory group.
We will run shuttle service from this hotel to Lowell
and back. Participants staying at other hotels will need to take care of
their own transportion.
other local hotels and Northern Arizona's tourist attractions
may be found at the Flagstaff Chamber
Particpants looking for a roommate:
- Anahi Caldu (firstname.lastname@example.org) -- Arriving in Flagstaff on 17th and leaving 22nd.
The greatest flexibility is available by flying to
Phoenix, renting a car there, and driving 2.5 hours to Flagstaff.
If you need to stay overnight in Phoenix, here is a page of
Flying to Flagstaff itself is also possible. The commuter flight from
Phoenix to Flagstaff on US Airways
is highly recommended for those who enjoy looking out the windows of
airplanes (sit on the 'A' seat side of the aircraft).
Don't be surprised, though, if you have to call
for a taxi once you arrive in FLG. If you want a rental car
in Flagstaff, we strongly advise you to make advance reservations at the
Flagstaff airport. Upon leaving the airport, take
I-17 north into town.
Driving Directions, Phoenix to Flagstaff:
Depart the Phoenix
airport and head west. Follow signs for I-17 North
from the airport (I-10 West will also take you to I-17).
Simply stay on I-17 for about 150 miles until you reach Flagstaff.
The drive takes you through a variety of ecosystems beginning with
concrete/asphalt, moving through creosote/saguaro, then
pinyon/juniper, and ending in ponderosa pine.
Particpants looking for a ride between Phoenix and Flagstaff:
- David Cook -- email@example.com, Arrival in Phoenix: 1pm 6/18 ; Departure from Flagstaff: 5pm 6/22
- Ged Kitchener -- firstname.lastname@example.org, needs to go from Flagstaff to Phoenix Airport (Terminal 3): arrive before 9am on June 28
- Volker Heesen -- email@example.com, staying in a Phoenix hotel Sunday night, so needs a ride to Flagstaff any time on Monday June18
Shuttle Service, Phoenix to Flagstaff:
The following offers a shuttle service between the Phoenix
airport and Flagstaff.
It costs $38 one way if you make your reservation on-line.
The shuttle will drop you at the Amtrak train station downtown.
You can take a taxi from there, or there is limited rental car availability
with a desk in the train station (Hertz).
Directions to Lowell Observatory:
From I-17, you'll enter Flagstaff going north on the main artery,
Milton Road. Continue north on Milton (towards
the mountains), favoring the left lane. Just after you go under the
railroad overpass, get in the left turn lane and make a sharp left
onto Santa Fe Avenue, westbound. Santa Fe transforms into Mars Hill
Road, bearing right at the foot of the hill (there is a
sign for Lowell Observatory).
Park in the main parking lot in front of the Steele
Visitor Center. The meeting and reception
will take place in the Visitor Center.
Weather in Flagstaff (elevation 7000 ft/ 2100 m) in June
is usually sunny, warm, and dry. Average daytime high and night-time low
temperatures for mid-June are around 78 F (25.6 C) and 41 F (5 C),
respectively. We will be in a heated but open tent for dinners, so a warm jacket for
the evenings is recommended.
Please note that Lowell Observatory has a No Smoking policy everywhere on Mars Hill.
Thank you for your cooperation.
Here is an OLD restaurant guide put together for meetings long past. We have removed restaurants
that are no longer in business, but have not updated it with "new" establishments:
Here is an incomplete guide to local attractions. Above all, you MUST see the Grand Canyon: