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Visiting Flagstaff

Outdoor enthusiasts, start your engines! Flagstaff’s varied terrain means there’s something for everyone. Campers, backpackers, and bikers (oh my!) make the trek to this healthy haven to get the adrenaline pumping—and the Grand Canyon is only 75 miles away if you’re looking for a stunning side trip.

Whether you’re a first-timer or a frequent visitor, a business traveler or a budget explorer, IgoUgo has all the travel-planning tools and resources you need to create a memorable vacation in Flagstaff. Read traveler reviews of the top hotels, restaurants, and things to do; browse amazing photos; ask for advice in our friendly travel forums; and find cheap Flagstaff flights and hotels. Then, after your trip is over, share your travel reviews, tips, and photos with friends and fellow travelers right here on IgoUgo. ... Read More
Outdoor enthusiasts, start your engines! Flagstaff’s varied terrain means there’s something for everyone. Campers, backpackers, and bikers (oh my!) make the trek to this healthy haven to get the adrenaline pumping—and the Grand Canyon is only 75 miles away if you’re looking for a stunning side trip.

Whether you’re a first-timer or a frequent visitor, a business traveler or a budget explorer, IgoUgo has all the travel-planning tools and resources you need to create a memorable vacation in Flagstaff. Read traveler reviews of the top hotels, restaurants, and things to do; browse amazing photos; ask for advice in our friendly travel forums; and find cheap Flagstaff flights and hotels. Then, after your trip is over, share your travel reviews, tips, and photos with friends and fellow travelers right here on IgoUgo.    Close

Stories and Tips Flagstaff

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Flagstaff Overview

Written by Tolik on 08 Apr, 2009

At an elevation of almost 7,000 feet, Flagstaff is among the highest cities in the U.S. Located along former wagon road to California, Flagstaff (called "Flag" by the locals) is surrounded by famous ponderosa forests and sits at the foot of Arizona's highest…Read More


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History of Flagstaff

Written by Tolik on 08 Apr, 2009

One of the frequently told stories about the naming of Flagstaff refers to a large pine, stripped of its branches, that was used to hang a U.S. flag for a Fourth of July celebration more than a century ago. As the story goes, the pine…Read More


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Traveling around the San Francisco Peaks

Written by Tolik on 08 Apr, 2009

The San Francisco Peaks are a volcanic mountain range located in north central Arizona. In 1629, one hundred and forty seven years before San Francisco, California received its name, Spanish Friars founded a mission at a Hopi Indian village in honor of St. Francis. 17th…Read More


Flagstaff Annual Events

Written by Tolik on 08 Apr, 2009

An outdoor lovers’ paradise, Flagstaff offers activities year around. They also love to turn a weekend into a colorful event. Almost every summer weekend offers something special. During our visit to Flagstaff in the beginning of September we participated in two major events. First one…Read More


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Day Trips to the US National Parks

Written by MilwVon on 16 Jan, 2007

If you enjoy touring the US National Parks and Monuments, this is a wonderful home base for a vacation! With our US National Parks Pass in hand, we were able to take in seven different sites. Right outside of Flagstaff is Sunset Crater…Read More


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Jerome-An Old Mining Ghost Town

Written by Taylor252 on 01 Sep, 2003

If you're in the Verde Valley (about 45 miles south of Flagstaff) and it gets too hot, you can always drive up the mountain to visit Jerome AZ State Historic Park. (Jerome will be 10-15 degrees cooler because of the elevation.) You can see the…Read More


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Petrified Forest National Park

Written by reef2020 on 29 Apr, 2001

When I was a little boy, back in 1972, I remember being very excited when Mom and Dad told me we were going to see the Petrified Forest, a place where the trees had turned to stone. I, like many visitors to this gem of…Read More


Two Dining Experiences in Flagstaff

Written by MilwVon on 16 Jan, 2007

During our weeklong vacation in Flagstaff, we found a couple of local restaurants through www. restaurant.com. If you haven't used them for dining gift certificates, you should do yourself a favor and reduce your dining expenses while on vacation or even around your hometown community.Jotini's…Read More


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Sedona, Arizona

Written by MilwVon on 29 Mar, 2005

If you are planning a trip to northern Arizona, you've certainly heard of Sedona and the surrounding red-rock areas. We only had time to drive through Sedona en route to Phoenix on a sunny Saturday afternoon. We found the landscape to be breathtaking.…Read More


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A Day Tour -- Flagstaff, Sedona, Jerome, and more!

Written by Taylor252 on 01 Sep, 2003

Many of the brochures and websites we researched before heading to Flagstaff suggested different tours. We followed one of them on our second day in the area and it was a good way to get an overview of some of the things we wanted to…Read More


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