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Walnut Canyon National Monument
#1 of 37 Nature & Parks in Flagstaff
After spending four days at the Grand Canyon where it's just massive, going to Walnut Canyon and being able to hike the trails, and get up close and personal with the dwellings, and nature was an amazing experience.
The museum was very nice with a good video, a few informative exhibits, and my mother enjoyed the gift shop which did offer some local art items in addition to the typical national park items.
Humphrey's Peak
#2 of 37 Nature & Parks in Flagstaff
As your breathing eases and you take in, amongst the only alpine tundra zone in Arizona, the dizzying and supremely gratifying 360-degree view, you slowly gain that rarest of gifts -- perspective on the nature of...
This is wild nature, it's the real thing.
San Francisco Peaks
#3 of 37 Nature & Parks in Flagstaff
There is hundreds of trails for nice walk in nature, but bringwarm clothes, lunc and bottle of water and of course your camera.
Gorgeous peaks and nature at it's finest
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Coconino National Forest
#4 of 37 Nature & Parks in Flagstaff
The amazing grandeur of nature and spirit of this sacred land in northern arizona is truly amazing.
There is a fee for parking there, but we used the Every Kid in a Park pass which is for families with 4th graders and were able to hike for free.
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Wupatki National Monument
#5 of 37 Nature & Parks in Flagstaff
Coming from the North and visiting Wupatki first you could park in the parking lot and enter the visitor center and take care of business within the center where there are displays to see, bathrooms, and concessions.
A drive through connects up to Sunset Crater and the journey through both parks is quite scenic with many parts looking downright martian-like with the lava fields.
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Riordan Mansion State Historic Park
#6 of 37 Nature & Parks in Flagstaff
This State Historic Park is a mansion built by brothers Timothy and Michael Giordano.
This park was very accommodating to our needs, portable seats for those who cannot stand for long periods of time, umbrellas in case it rained (as it does a lot), and special requests.
Lava River Cave
#7 of 37 Nature & Parks in Flagstaff
Went to Arizona Snowbowl but the ski lift was being repaired so did a little hike on the trails there then and asked a park worker if they had a suggestion of what else to do she suggested the Lava River Cave...
Entrance into the Coconino National Park is free from this road.
Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument
#8 of 37 Nature & Parks in Flagstaff
This park is truly awesome - amazing as to how their is plant growth - offers some very nice hiking trails and as you venture through the park you have the opportunity to hike down and visit Pueblo ruins - this is...
*This is a national monument, so it is included in the America the Beautiful National Parks Pass (much recommended if you are visiting the area, Grand Canyon, Walnut Canyon, Petrified Forest, Painted Desert, and W...
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Buffalo Park
#9 of 37 Nature & Parks in Flagstaff
Humphrey's Peak, the highest point in Arizona at 12,633 feet, majestically looms from every vantage point along the many trails looping around the park.
I highly recommend this park, spend the day here and explore the trails, picnic, relax or even meditate.
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Red Mountain Trail
#10 of 37 Nature & Parks in Flagstaff
One drives north on Hwy 180 about 24 miles from Flagstaff, turns west on well marked dirt road, drives a mile in and parks.
Great park and great hike.
Grand Falls of the Little Colorado River
#11 of 37 Nature & Parks in Flagstaff
This is Navajo land and they keep natural and wonderful without paying like a national park.
Navojo Parks keeps it very clean and there are picnic areas and camping is aloud (must have permit).
Arizona Snowbowl
#12 of 37 Nature & Parks in Flagstaff
The hill had plenty of runs that challenged our expert capabilities with a terrain park that provided challenges and fun.
Slowly riding up/down the mountain while tree tops float by is a great back-to-nature experience.
Thorpe Park
#13 of 37 Nature & Parks in Flagstaff
Great park with awesome hiking trail and dog park
We found Thorpe Park and were impressed by the size, cleanliness and easy access.
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Lockett Meadow
#14 of 37 Nature & Parks in Flagstaff
Locket Meadow is a fulfilling and an unforgettable experience, full of the beauty of nature and pleasant hikers.
The sky against the aspens is the perfect backdrop for a smoky picture or a place to connect with nature and relax.
Humphrey's Peak Trail - San Francisco Peaks
#15 of 37 Nature & Parks in Flagstaff
Park and jump off at upper ski lift (circa 9 500 Ft) and arrive at 12 600+ feet with 360 degree view and back in a few hours based on fitness.
The Arboretum at Flagstaff
#16 of 37 Nature & Parks in Flagstaff
The views around the park are stunning, a photographers/artists dream.
Enjoyed the peace and quiet of nature.
Fatman's Loop Trail
#17 of 37 Nature & Parks in Flagstaff
Wet Beaver Creek
#18 of 37 Nature & Parks in Flagstaff
There are parks and day use areas along the creek, but a visit to the crack is the best.
Bushmaster Park
#19 of 37 Nature & Parks in Flagstaff
We walk early in the morning and found the flat walking paths around the park - perfect for our early morning walk.
We used the opportunity to play in the snow and play at the park.
Lake Mary
#20 of 37 Nature & Parks in Flagstaff
Kachina Trail
#21 of 37 Nature & Parks in Flagstaff
Old Cave Crater Trail
#22 of 37 Nature & Parks in Flagstaff
Today was the first time I had ever visited this park, and it was very quiet as I hiked up to the lava tubes.
S P Crater
#23 of 37 Nature & Parks in Flagstaff
Perfect for learning about the awesome nature of geology and mother earth
Wing Mountain Snow Play Area
#24 of 37 Nature & Parks in Flagstaff
Coconino National Forest
#25 of 37 Nature & Parks in Flagstaff
It was a long trip tho get there but I would say that we spent wonderful time in the nature!
We still found our way and enjoyed our time in nature.
Kendrick Park Nature Trail
#26 of 37 Nature & Parks in Flagstaff
Ashurst Lake
#27 of 37 Nature & Parks in Flagstaff
Sandys Canyon Trail #137
#28 of 37 Nature & Parks in Flagstaff
Crowley Pit
#29 of 37 Nature & Parks in Flagstaff
Picture Canyon Natural and Cultural Preserve
#30 of 37 Nature & Parks in Flagstaff
Picture Canyon is a recent addition to the parks and trails system of Flagstaff.