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Grand Canyon, Vacation rental Flagstaff

You can download the Download Flagstaff Visitor center Guide.
Also check out the calendars at:
Flagstaff Happening Weekly
Daily Sun Calendar

1. Flagstaff Visitor Center located in the historic train station at One E. Route 66  Flagstaff, AZ  86001, you also can call them at 1-800-379-0065.
2. THings to do by Flagstaff.com
3. At our cabin you will find a customized Guide Book with the following Sections:
Welcome: including Emergency phone numbers
Trails: Hiking and Mountain bike Trail Maps of the area. Based on 3 books.
Shopping: (including maps to the Farmer Markets)
What to do: (including nightlife, churches around the area and schedules)

PLANNING YOUR TRIP: Check out the weather in Flagstaff and in Snowbowl, check the don't forget list.
Tip: Select the warmest days for Flagstaff and the coolest days for Sedona or Petrified Forest.
1. Flagstaff
2. Surroundings
3. Surroundings Cities
4. Stops
Tips for the winter/fall

1. Flagstaff

The Arboretum at Flagstaff
Arboretum at Flagstaff's Live Birds of Prey Demonstrations. Come face to face with hawks, owls, falcons and other raptors at The Arboretum every day from April-October.  Educational programs take place at 12:00 and 2:00 p.m. each day. Programs include "on the fist" demonstrations and dramatic "free flight" shows at the outdoor amphitheater (weather permitting). 4001 S Woody Mountain Rd. Flagstaff AZ  86001-8775 (928) 774-1442


Willow Bend Environmental Education Center.

Calendar of Events from Flagstaff
Northern Arizona Book Festival - April
DanCelebration Dance Festival - May
Honor the Earth Fest - May
Flagstaff Music Festival - June
Hopi Festival of Arts & Culture - June -July
Arboretum- Summer Concerts
Penstemon Festival - July
Mountain Film Festival-All year around
Flagstaff Summer Fest-July
Spirit Fest - July
Coconino County Fair - Aug.
Fun Extravaganza - Sept
Winterfest - Feb.

Guide of Festivals
Alpine Pedaler
Pedal through downtown Flagstaff and enjoy the beautiful summer weather while relaxing on a patio and enjoying a cold beverage. Happy hour prices at all locations. $25 per seat go to book online now. Ideal for groups/families or celebration.
(928) 213-9233
Flagstaff Extreme
Our Tree Top Adventure course is an elevated obstacle course set in the tall Ponderosa Pines and securely suspended between the trees at 15 to 50 feet off the ground. Some of the features of course include suspended bridges, swings, slides, nets, ziplines and even an aerial surf board. Come on your own, bring a group, or have a party or an event. Take a journey and explore the outdoors like you never have before. They have courses for kids and for adults. Located @ Historic Fort Tuthill County Park
Got Questions? Call us at: 1-888-259-0125

Flagstaff Public Library.   A beautiful retreat complete with lounge chairs and fireplaces. If you like to read you’ll love to relax here. 928-774-4000

Get your exploration Pass:
Explore the Scientific Wonders of Northern Arizona with the EXPLORATION PASS  Northern Arizona’s three premier scientific attractions have joined together to offer the Northern Arizona Exploration Pass.
With this pass get $2 discount on admission to:
Lowell Observatory http://www.lowell.edu
Meteor Crater http://www.meteorcrater.com
Museum of Northern Arizona
3101 N. Fort Valley Rd.
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Phone: 928-774-5213
Fax: 928-779-1527
Exploration Passes are available for no charge at the three attractions, as well as Flagstaff Visitor Center located in the historic train station at One E. Route 66  Flagstaff, AZ  86001. (http://www.flagstaffarizona.org)

Pioneer Museum/Arizona Historical Society
2340 N. Fort Valley Road
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
928-774-6272 / fax 928-774-1596
Email: AHSFlagstaff@azhs.gov
Riordan Mansion State Park


for many of our local restaurants' menus.
Check out the reviews of different restaurants by cuisines.

Explore Downtown Flagstaff, southwest shopping

13 N. San Francisco St.


Flagstaff Art Walk Downtown Flagstaff First Friday of each month
Aspen Place 825 E Butler Ave  

Black Hound Galleries 

120 N. Leroux 


Coconino Center for the Arts 2300 North Fort Valley Road 928-779-2300

Galleries @ 111 

111 E. Aspen 


Galleries @ 111: West of the Moon 

111 E. Aspen 


Galleries @ 111: Isvaki Gallery 

111 E. Aspen 


Painted Desert Trading Co

2 N. San Francisco St.


Photography on the Square 

107 N. San Francisco St.


Puchteca Indian Goods,

20 N. San Francisco St.


The Artists Gallery

17 N. San Francisco St.


Winter Sun Trading Company

107 N. San Francisco St. Suite 1


For complete list of Downtown stores
Flagstaff Mall  
Indoor shopping and food court.
I like this store. They have more interesting things in the shop than in the website, like wraps that look like fancy dresses or like dresses that can be wear in different ways. Local artists sell their clothes there. Fun!
More shopping

Please read OHV Laws and Places to Ride

You will find a map of the forest roads where you could drive your Atv in the kitchen drawer. This is a digital version of the map, North and the South.
Red roads: You need to be street legal.
2 double straight lines:
Anyone can ride.

Much more roads close to our area but here are some examples:
2 Cinder Hills OHV Area (Flagstaff)
20 miles northeast of Flagstaff downtown.
Coconino National Forest, Peaks Ranger District
(928) 526-0866,

Map at http://www.fs.fed.us/r3/coconino/recreation/peaks/ohv-cinder-hills.shtml

More About This Trail
Route described here is just a small sample of this 13,500-acre area of volcanic cinder cones, craters and pine forest. Open to off-highway vehicle users with certain restrictions. Only licensed vehicles allowed on Forest Service roads leading into the area. Helmets and spark arresters required. Dispersed camping permitted in posted areas along F.S. 776. No glass containers allowed. Trails go almost everywhere throughout the area; do not create new ones. Stay off the steepest slopes to minimize impact. Obey all signs and stay within the area boundary at all times. Easy rolling hills to steep climbs. Loose, gravelly ash is soft like sand and can quickly overheat engines.

3 Kendrick and Mormon Lake / Pinewood Snowmobile Trail Systems (2 locations)
Coconino National Forest, Peaks Ranger District

Munds Park (south of Flagstaff)
Coconino National Forest, Peaks Ranger District
(928) 526-0866, www.fs.fed.us/r3/coconino
The planned Munds Park OHV trail system will link the community and visitors to a network of Forest Service system roads in the area, with three-season riding in the cool pines. Routes may be closed in winter due to snow or other weather conditions. Contact Coconino National Forest, Peaks Ranger District, (928) 526-0866.

and much more... closer to our cabin

(Look at our guest book in the cabin for maps/descriptions of the trails)
Az Bikes
-They rent bikes in the Summer then they sell them every year in November. Bryce Wright-
5 E Aspen Ave
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
(928) 773-9881
Absolute bikes.net
They rent bikes then they sell them every year in November. You can make online reservations.
202 East Route 66
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Phone: 928.779.5969
Fax: 928.779.6048
Flagstaff Biking.org
"Promoting bicycling as an attractive means of transportation and recreation in Northern Arizona"

Starlite Lanes


Vertical Relief Climbing Gym.
Classes and open climbing sessions. Equipment available for rent. 928-556-9909

Fishing/boating, Windsurfing, Wildlife watching, Biking, Photography

Ashurst Lake
Lower Lake Mary
Mormon Lake
Upper Lake Mary
Boat Rental:
Lake Mary Basin
(928) 774-1742
Boating Rentals, Fishing

Rentals for Rafting & Kayak
Moenkopi Riverworks

2206 E Chisholm Trail
Flagstaff, AZ 86001

Diving, water skiing, 3- person banana, Wakeboard, Kneeboard, tubes etc.
Summit Divers & Watersports
They are open 7 days a week in the summer and the other months they closed on Sundays.
103 South Milton Rd
Flagstaff, AZ  86001
Phone/Fax:  (928) 556-8780
Toll Free:  (877) 536-5051
E-Mail:  Info@summitdivers.com

Continental Country Club

Hiking, Biking (Look at our guest book in the cabin for maps/descriptions of the trails)
The Arizona Trail
Building a 800 mile trail! Sign-up if you want to volunteer.
Hiking Trails:
Buffalo Park.
Hiking and biking trails with beautiful views of the peaks and Mount Elden.
City of Flagstaff List of Parks for complete list.
From tennis to Basketball play sports with your family.

Horseback Riding 
Flying Heart Barn 928-526-2788
Ski Lift Lodge Stables 928-774-0729

Ice skating

Jay Lively Activity Center.  
Ice skating September through April. Roller skating May through August. 928-774-1051

Rock Climbing
Buffalo Park
Elysian Buttress
Grand Canyon
Humphrey's Peak
Kelly Canyon
Middle Elden Canyon

One Wall
Priest Draw
Solititude Canyon
Humphrey's peak
Pumphouse Wash
The Barrio

For crosscountry skiing: FlagstaffNordicCenter.com they have a program where you can rent skis for kids.
For downhill: ArizonaSnowbowl.com which also offers a scenic sky-ride, hiking and other activities in the summer. Nine Ski Areas Recognized for Safety Standards.
The Scenic Skyride at Arizona Snowbowl operates daily from 10 AM to 4 PM from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day, weather permitting. After Labor Day, the Skyride operates Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays through mid-October. The Scenic Skyride is approximately a 25 minute ride in each direction. Please be prepared for cooler conditions at the top of the ride and the possibility of inclement weather. For a 25% coupon, stop by the Flagstaff Visitor Center located in the historic train station at One E. Route 66  Flagstaff, AZ  86001.
Useful Information
Junior Program
Buy skis, boots, and poles ONCE for your kids … no matter how fast they grow!
In the lake:
Mormon Lake Ski ing Center

Mormon Lake/Pinewood-Snowmobile Trail System

Snowplay area
Natural snowplay and sledding area less than 1 mile from cabin, which is part of a beautiful county greeenway preserve.

Snowplay at Fort Tuhill Park

Wing Mountain (close to Snowbowl)
For the first time, Northern Arizona has an organized snow play area with plowed and managed parking, hot beverages, sleds and other concessions.  Activities include sledding(if you take your own sled make sure it is not made of a hard material), they sell sleds, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, and playing in the snow.


Wall Aquatic Center.  
Northern Arizona University's state of the art swimming pool. Recreational, lap swimming and weight room available. Open to the public. 928-523-4508
Flagstaff Aquaplex Highlights of the recreation facility include:
A beautiful open gallery and public lounge with fireplace , Pool area including: Leisure pool, 8,643 sq. ft. Lazy River Current Channel with Vortex 2 body slides that exit and re-enter the building, Kids splash area and zero depth entry, 3 lane lap pool & Outdoor deck area.

Pine Mountain Amphitheater, nestled amongst the rolling fields and tall pine trees near Ft. Tuthill County Park in Flagstaff, Arizona, is Northern Arizona's newest and largest outdoor amphitheater.

Free Movies at the Square
6pm, free on Heritage Square in downtown Flagstaff - every Friday through September. Sponsored by the Downtown Business Alliance. 2009 schedule online: http://flagdba.com/movies-on-the-square/
Harkins Movie Theaters
  11 different theaters, rocking chair seats, digital sound and gourmet snack bar 928-774-4700
"Cinema and the City" in its fall lineup. Classic films from the 1930s to 1980s will show at 7 p.m. Tuesdays in the Cline Library Assembly Hall from Aug. 26 through Dec. 9. All films are free and open to the public.


at ANU
Current Season:

The Flagstaff Nordic Center
Looking for that perfect place for your wedding, party or business event? Move up from the ordinary to extraordinary and host it amongst the aspens and pines of the Flagstaff Nordic Center.
Interactive Concepts
Wedding Photography • Family Portrait Photography • Videography • Video Montage Services • Photo and Video Archive Services

2. Surroundings
If you have a Senior citizen with you, he/she can get a Lifetime Pass for $10.00. With that pass not one in the car would have to pay to get in any National Park.

Grand Canyon Deer Farm
25 miles west of Flagstaff on Interstate 40 at Exit 171, Deer Farm Road
Visitors can hand-feed and walk among a variety of animals at the deer farm, including fallow, sika and axis deer, pygmy and Nigerian goats, pronghorn antelopes, llamas, turkeys, peacocks, reindeer and a buffalo. Amenities include souvenir feed cups and a gift shop full of collectibles and souvenirs.
Information: 800-926-3337; www.deerfarm.com

Elden Pueblo
U.S. Route 89, 2 miles north of Interstate 40
A site of an ancient Sinagua Indian pueblo is open year round for self-guided s, while public programs, school programs, field schools and camps are conducted mid-April through October by appointment.
Information: 928-527-3452;

Grand Canyon

Air : Maverick Helicopter s Highly recommended by locals and ist. We were told they are the best!

Backpacking the Grand Canyon
Just Roughin’ It Adventure Tours
will provide you with expert guides, hiking permits, meals, and the essential gear you will need to along the trail for day hikes and longer trips. We will pick you up from your Flagstaff Bed and Breakfast at no extra charge. View our calendar for availability.

Pickup and drop off at our Cabin. You'll travel in first class comfort with fully reclining captains chairs and large windows. Everyone in your party can look around and enjoy the scenery and wildlife without having to keep an eye on the road.
Grand Canyon National Park - One of the seven wonders of the world, it is just 85 miles from the cabin.  GrandCanyon.org
Plan your hike
El Tovar Hotel If you are into native american jewelry, check out the Gallery there at the gift shop. Some beautiful artwork. A good restaurant too.

Grand Canyon Skywalk
David Jin, a Las Vegas based tour operator and entrepreneur who has been involved with the Hualapai Nation for some time, had the idea of extending a platform out over the edge of the Grand Canyon and formally presented the idea for the Skywalk to the Tribe in 1996 and funded the construction of the project. The original concept for the Skywalk design was a rectangular platform extending straight out over the rim of the canyon. That idea evolved into a “U” shaped walkway that has now been constructed.
To get there from Flagstaff
s -Pygmy Guides: Grand Canyon s, Hiking, & Camping - A Grand Canyon vacation can be many different things. Whether you're looking for an Overnight Backpacking adventure to the remote reaches of the Grand Canyon, a leisurely Day along the rim, or a Day Hike below to discover hidden secrets and stunning inner canyon vistas, we do it all.

Colorado River Float Trip: One day trip:
If you're looking for a great day trip rafting experience, this is the for you! Grand Canyon Coaches and Colorado River Discovery have teamed up to offer one of the best all around s in the whole Grand Canyon!
http ://www.viator.com/s/Sedona-and-Flagstaff/Colorado-River-Float-Trip/d750-3630FCRFT#additional

Colorado River Float Trip from Glen Canyon Dam to Lee's Ferry

White water Rafting :Only one day trip:
Our One Day White Water Rafting Expedition takes place on Hualapai Indian Tribal Lands, which are situated in Northern Arizona between Las Vegas and Grand Canyon's South Rim.

Meteor Crater - Apollo Mission Training Site
Just 40 miles east of Flagstaff on I-40. MeteorCrater.com
Visit the best-preserved meteorite impact site on Planet Earth! Stare in wonder at the 570-foot deep gaping abyss. This enormous hole was created in less than 10 seconds by a gigantic rock from space that plummeted to Earth 49,000 years ago. See the Astronaut Hall of Fame and its fascinating exhibits depicting man's exploration of space. Enjoy a and a video presentation. 30 minutes from Flagstaff. 1-800-289-5898

Petrified Forest - Painted Desert National Park

With one of the world's largest and most colorful concentrations of petrified wood, multi-hued badlands of the Painted Desert, historic structures, archeological sites, and displays of 225 million year old fossils, this is a surprising land of scenic wonders and fascinating science. 1.5 hours east of Flagstaff.   1-928-524-6228

Strawberry Crater Gallery of pictures

Sunset Crater & Wupatki National Monuments - 20 miles northeast of Flagstaff off highway 89. Lava cone craters and well-preserved Native American pueblo ruins. SunsetCrater.gov & WupatkiNationalMonument.gov Visit a tranquil and pristine area that was once home to the farmers and traders of the Anasazi and Sinagua people. Walk near the pueblos on trails that allow you to peer through a window into the past. Extensive ruins including an ancient amphitheatre. 40 minutes from Flagstaff. 1-928-679-0502. Plan your trip, How about going on a volcanic field trip?

Verde Canyon RailRoad
The Verde Canyon Railroad is truly a “train for all seasons” featuring special event train rides in Arizona such as the Grape Train Escape (wine-tasting excursion) Valentine's weekend Chocolate Lovers’ Festival, Ales on Rails Oktoberfest Beer Garden, and other holiday celebrations year-round......
Walnut Canyon National Monument - 7 miles east of Flagstaff off I-40. Beautiful
scenery as well as Native American Caves ruins. WalnutCanyon.gov 
Information: 1-928-526-3367

3. Surroundings Cities
Jerome the town
A town in the mountains.
My Favorite Jewelry store

Event Calendar Festivals in Sedona
Hiking and Biking List of all trails

Chicken Point (along Broken Arrow Trail), Sedona
This easy 1.5-mile trail undulates through a juniper and cypress forest, coasts over slick rock with a five o’clock shadow of desert varnish, and ends on a bread dough-like outcropping with commanding canyon views. There, keep an eye out for the chicken-shaped rock that gives the site its name. You will share the road with jeeps. From Arizonahighways.com
Information: 928-527-3600; www.fs.fed.us/r3/coconino/
Directions: From Sedona, drive south on State Route 179 1.4 miles to Morgan Road. Turn left and follow the road to the 2.0 mile point and the dirt parking lot.

Hideway (Great Views)
Renee at Tlaquepaque

Tours Segways

The “best first thing to do in Sedona”, $12.00 for adults, kids 12 and under are free!

Sedona Red Rock Western Jeep s, Sedona, Arizona’s “Original Cowboy Company” offers rugged and scenic jeep s, horseback rides, helicopter rides and group events. Experience Old West Hospitality and Style on a 4x4 Jeep or horseback ride in Sedona, Arizona.
http://www.redrockjeep.com/ (Excellent views, very informative and fun - Recommended)

Take in the Sedona Zaki Gordon Film Institute Film Festival for just $7 a day or $12 for two days.

Tips from a list at Epinions

Sky High Balloon Adventures (your friendly hosts) would like to invite you to a once-in-a-lifetime experience ... a wonderful, gentle balloon ride! Offering a delightful and breathtaking flight with qualified seasoned pilots, including FAA certified beautiful balloons and top of the line chase equipment essential for safety and comfort.
Kayak the Verde River (or tubing)

Wining and Dining in Sedona Red Rock Country
Page Spring Cellars Winery

A self guided in Sedona
Located at 336 Highway 179 at the Bridge just below the "Y" in Sedona.
For information call 928.282-4838
Chapel of the Holy Cross
El Prado by the Creek
is the oldest fine art gallery in Sedona.

Bear Arizona
A drive-thru Wildlife Park
Experience animal wildlife the way it was meant to be, in a natural environment, all from the comfort and safety of your own vehicle. Your family will enjoy our wide variety of wildlife, from majestic bison and nimble big horn sheep to stealthy wolves and adorable bear cubs.

4. Stops
From Phoenix to Flagstaff:
Montezuma Castle
  Discover an amazing 5-story prehistoric village structure, carved into a sheer cliff high above the valley floor. Go back in time as you visit this ancient Sinagua Indian cliff dwelling composed of 20 excavated rooms. 1 hour from Flagstaff. 1-928-567-3322
Montezuma well
Out of Africa -Zoo
The weather is like Phoenix, so better to go in the fall or winter. Check out the Calendar.
Tuzigoot National Monument

Verde Canyon RailRoad
The Verde Canyon Railroad is truly a “train for all seasons” featuring special event train rides in Arizona such as the Grape Train Escape (wine-tasting excursion) Valentine's weekend Chocolate Lovers’ Festival, Ales on Rails Oktoberfest Beer Garden, and other holiday celebrations year-round......
Scenic Drive from Munds Park to Flagstaff

From Phoenix Airport to Flagstaff:
Pueblo Grande Museum is an archaeological site museum and repository.  We collect, preserve, research, interpret, and exhibit cultural materials from the site of Pueblo Grande and the Greater Southwest.  The Museum, part of the City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department since 1929, is dedicated to enhancing the knowledge of prehistory, history, and ethnology of inhabitants of the Southwest, and promoting a greater understanding of the diversity of cultures past and present, for our guests and the citizens of Phoenix.

From Sedona to Flagstaff:
The best and shortest route to take from our cabin to Sedona is the scenic road Oak Creek Canyon Rd
Slide Rock State Park  
Dare to try the exciting 30-foot water slide eroded into the rocks of Oak Creek Canyon. This natural and slippery slide winds through the cool creek bed and offers visitors an unusual outdoor thrill. 30 minutes from Flagstaff.
Get a Red Rock Pass
$5.00 for a Red Rock Pass gets the whole family out on a hiking trail, pack a picnic lunch and you have a day in Sedona with great views and cool water in Oak Creek
Oak Creek- West Fork
The most beautiful hike I have been in the Southwest in the Fall. Make sure you get a pass to park in the road from the city of Sedona so you won't have to park in the parking lot.
More ideas:
New York Times Travel Flagstaff - Recommendations

From the East (Payson) to Flagstaff
Tucked away in a tiny valley surrounded by a forest of pine trees, Tonto Natural Bridge State Park has been in the making for thousands of years. It is believed to be the largest natural travertine bridge in the world. The bridge stands 183 feet high over a 400-foot long tunnel that measures 150 feet at its widest point.
Tonto Natural Bridge State Park, Payson, Arizona

Tips For Winter:
New in Flagstaff 2012: The North Pole Experience
Grand Canyon Train-In winter check out the Polar Express

Cross country skiing and snowshoeing:
FlagstaffNordicCenter.com rents skis for adults and kids. Check out their Event Calendar at
http://www.flagstaffnordiccenter.com/events.php for races and other activities as well.

Grand Canyon

We believe that the winter is a beautiful season to visit the Grand Canyon.  Always check trail conditions at any of the lodges before heading down the canyon.  If the trails are icy or snowpacked just purchase a pair of crampons (the one that fits any size is the best because it doesn't come off, is also cheaper and work wonders) for your hiking boots and rent some poles from the Market Plaza Store in Grand Canyon and get ready to see a different view of the canyon.
Visit the El Tovar. Look at their gallery, they have unique jewelry and beautiful souveniers.
Note: if you have a senior in your group then you he/she can get a life pass for $10 for any national park. More info

For skiing, take advantage of the midweek ticket prices Snowbowl has to offer. Check out Friday nights at Snowbowl; ski up to 6 pm. At the end of the season when the sun stays longer.
Get ahead of time, print out this forms and sign them before you go:
Ski School Packages form (print 2 copies)
Tips for parents of younger kids

About the Skiwi school: The rate includes lift ticket, equipment rental, lesson & lunch.
Reservations are recommended so would advise you to call (928)
779-1951 x148;.  Also, when you check in you can request a helmet for extra $10; I would recommend it.

Ski/Snowboard Rentals
If you need winter gear, and you arrived the night before so you don't want to waste time!:
Peace Sur Plus

Great rates for ski rentals and prices for outdoor items, a lot to choose from:
Telephone: 928-779-4521
FAX 928-779-4522
14 West Route 66
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
E-mail info@peacesurplus.com

Convenient location-in the way down to the mountain:http://www.humphreysummitski.com/store.asp?season=winter&cat_id=31
This is the best ski shop in town and has good service and the best equipment.
This one is cheaper but is fine too.  They also rent jackets and pants.

Winter Recreation Areas:
3 more Areas
Winter Recreation Areas Map

Tips For Fall:
Flagstaff Fall Foliage Tour Made Simple 
Flagstaff's Best Aspen Hikes

Got questions? or to make a reservation please call: Clara at 602-369-8582 or email:owners@cabinaz.com