Regional Attractions

The Flagstaff area is rich in history, culture, and natural features, offering some of the best opportunities for hiking, camping, and sight-seeing in the southwest USA.

Geologic attractions include: the San Francisco Peaks mountain range, just north of town; spectacular red sandstone formations of Oak Creek Canyon and Sedona, south of Flagstaff; Sunset Crater National Monument, a park of cinder-cone volcanoes; Meteor Crater, the famous meteor impact site east of Flagstaff; and of course, the Grand Canyon.

Flagstaff is the closest city to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, which is a scenic 1.5 - 2 hour drive north. The park entry fee is $25 per vehicle, valid for 7 days. The Grand Canyon is also accessible by a historic tourist train from Williams, AZ, 30 miles (50 km) west of Flagstaff.

Cultural attractions include: Walnut Canyon National Monument prehistoric cliff dwellings, just east of Flagstaff; Wupatki National Monument, extensive prehistoric settlements, northeast of Flagstaff; the Navajo and Hopi Native American Reservations, northeast of Flagstaff; the town of Sedona, an upscale arts community south of Flagstaff.

Here is a helpful listing of these and other visitor attractions , and a map showing some of these places, with additional information.

Regional Web Sites

Flagstaff visitor guide

Grand Canyon National Park

Walnut Canyon National Monument

U.S. Naval Observatory

Wupatki National Monument

Meteor Crater

Northern Arizona University Physics & Astronomy

Sunset Crater National Monument