Flagstaff Journals

A City among the Pines

A January 2005 trip to Flagstaff by wanderer 2005

Snowbowl Photo, Flagstaff, Arizona More Photos
Quote: Forty-five minutes from The Grand Canyon, Flagstaff is a college town. NAU is a huge university and a main reason for the town being so overpopulated. There is also a lot of history up here, as well as world-class skiing and an important observatory.

Diablo Burger

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Restaurant | "Burgers from Heaven"

Diablo Burger Photo, Flagstaff, Arizona
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Located in a corner, in Heritage square, this truly local ingredient eatery is spectacular. I do mean local. Local beef (produced for Diablo Burger), and produce. DB is quaint, yummy and a surprise that will delight your tummy. They do not take credit cards, so make sure you have some cash on you.When you locate the door to this place, you walk into a small space with community tables and a small bar. You place your order as soon as you walk in, then the cashier will seat you. Unless you want to sit at the bar, then you may seat yourself.Let me start by saying, GET THE FRITES! I don’t care what kind of diet you’re on….indulge and get fries. And order a dipping sauc...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on September 23, 2011

Diablo Burger
120 North Leroux Street #112
Flagstaff 86001
928-74-3274

Beaver Street Brewery and Whistle Stop Cafe

Restaurant | "Beaver Street Brewery"

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I simply LOVE Beaver Street. Not only do they brew their own beer, but the food is awesome. They offer between five and six different microbrews on any given day and seasonal blends as well. Always on tap are the Railhead Red and the Indian Pale Ale. The real reason I go is because of the food. They have an appetizer of mussels in a Thai curry/coconut sauce that is SO good that I have a hard time ordering anything else. My other favorite appetizer is the pesto/cream cheese dip served with crostini. It's a metal dish filled with cream cheese, topped with pesto sauce, and put in the oven - SO GOOD! They also offer a couple fondues and wood-fire pizzas. The green goddess salad is to die for,...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on February 15, 2005

Beaver Street Brewery and Whistle Stop Cafe
11 South Beaver St
Flagstaff, Arizona 86001
+1 928 779 0079

Snowbowl

Attraction

Snowbowl Photo, Flagstaff, Arizona
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Where else can you be in 70°F weather at one point, drive 2 and half hours north, and be in knee-deep snow? ARIZONA, of course! Snowbowl is the main ski resort that's easily accessible to Arizona residents.

Located just 7 miles outside Flagstaff, Snowbowl is open year-round to visit. Ride the ski lift and have a burger or a cup of hot chocolate. The longest ski run is 2 miles to the bottom. Skiing and snowboarding are both welcome.

During the non-ski season, there is some great hiking and horseback riding, and of course, you can take the main ski lift to the top.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 15, 2005

Snowbowl
Snowbowl Rd. off 180
Flagstaff, Arizona
(928) 779-1951

Lowell Observatory

Attraction

Lowell Observatory Photo, Flagstaff, Arizona
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On July 23, 1896, the first specifically designed telescope, the 24-inch Clark Telescope, was used to view the dark skies over Arizona. The Lowell Observtory was built by Percival Lowell in 1894. Percival was an astronomer and mathematician who was in search of clearer skies in order to observe the planets and stars. With the help of AE Douglass, they found this small corner of the world. In 1930, with the help of the Clark Telescope, Clyde Tombaugh discovered a ninth planet, Pluto, finishing the work that Percival started some 25 years earlier. Today the Lowell Observatory is a big tourist attraction. Is also houses the Discovery Channel Telescope. The observatory still does plenty of resea...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 15, 2005

Lowell Observatory
1400 Mars Hill Road
Flagstaff, Arizona 86001
(928) 774-3358