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The Arboretum at Flagstaff
Flagstaff, AZ 86002-0670
Phone: (928) 774-1442
Fax: (928) 774-1441
Located 3.8 miles south of West Route 66 on Woody Mountain Road.
Experience an array of plants native to alpine tundra, coniferous forest, and high desert. Located at 7,150 feet, the arboretum occupies 200 acres of ponderosa-pine forest with a visitor center, gift shop, children's garden, wildflower meadow, herb garden, various display gardens, passive-solar greenhouse, constructed wetlands, nature trail, riparian area, picnic tables, and more. Call for hours and daily tour schedule
7 miles north of Flagstaff
on Highway 180
Parking & Shuttle BusParking is available for over 1,000 cars near the ski area (chains or 4wd recommended). There is also parking at the bottom of Snowbowl Road. From there, a privately-run shuttle bus service can take you to the lift area and back down again for a minimal fee, weather permitting.
Coconino National Forest
The world's largest contiguous ponderosa pine forest surrounds Flagstaff. Older trees are fondly referred to as "yellowbellies" because of the mature bark's yellow appearance. The forest is home to a variety of wildlife, including the American bald eagle and the black bear. Forest elevations, from 2,600 to 12,633 feet, host plant life from desert cactus to endangered alpine tundra groundsel.
Elden Hills Golf Course
Tee Times (928) 527-7999
Narrow ponderosa-pine-lined holes, open meadows, lush fairways, and fast greens set against the backdrop of Mount Elden combine to make Elden Hills Golf Course a wonderful experience. Individuals and groups are welcome. Food and beverage services and meeting/function rooms are available.
Elden Pueblo Archaeological
The ruins are located just past the Mount Elden Lookout trailhead on the west side just one mile north of the Flagstaff Mall on Highway 89. It is well signed. The ruins are being excavated as part of a public research project. There is a self guided trail, so feel free to look around. Be careful not to disturb the ruins as you walk through them. Also, there are times when the general public can do some of the excavation under the supervision of a professional archaeologist. Please call for program information
Flagstaff Nordic Center
The Nordic Center operates from December to April.
The Flagstaff Nordic Center offers more than 40 kilometers of groomed trails for skiers and 15 kilometers of snowshoe trails through the beautiful Coconino National Forest. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned cross-country skier, the Nordic Center's trails will entertain and challenge you. Rentals, lessons, snowshoeing, and group packages are available.