The American city of Flagstaff, situated in the heart of Arizona, is a perfect place for anyone who loves outdoor adventures. Of all the local monuments of natural beauty, the grandest and most famous attraction is the Grand Canyon, located at an easy one hour drive north of the city. This spectacular canyon, formed by the Colorado River can be viewed from the main visitor centre on the south rim, by hiking down to the canyon floor or from up above via a helicopter ride. If you want to do the trip in style you can take a ride on The Grand Canyon Railway, which runs from Williams, 30 miles (48 km) west of the city. Other notable monuments in the area that are worth a visit include the Sunset Crater Volcano to the north, and Walnut Canyon to the southeast. Children will love getting close to wild animals at the Bearizona Wildlife Park located on Route 66 towards Williams. Here you can drive through two miles (over three km) of forest to see bears, wolves and birds of prey in a natural environment. Alternatively, a visit to the Pioneer Museum offers a historical perspective of Flagstaff and Northern Arizona with exhibits and events. The historic city centre area and railroad district is also a great way to spend the day, discovering local shops and art galleries or visiting the Railroad Depot and its museum. Whether you are looking for adventure from up high or with your feet firmly planted on the ground, Flagstaff is the perfect location for discovering the magnificent locations of Northern Arizona.
When to fly to Flagstaff
From May to July the city benefits from hot and sunny weather, with temperatures reaching 30 degrees Celsius. The best month to visit to make the most if the hot weather is July.
December is typically the coolest month, where temperatures can drop below zero. If you want to find cheaper prices, then this the time of year to travel.
Getting around Flagstaff
Flagstaff is a bicycle-friendly city, with many bicycle lanes in place. The FUTS or Flagstaff Urban Bike System is a useful way to get around the city and it also connects to nearby mountain tracks. Buses regularly transport passengers around the town, providing routes from the centre to the outlying suburbs and to other places within the state, such as the Grand Canyon and Las Vegas. There are also various taxi companies available within the city.