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  • Flagstaff, Arizona

    Frisbee Golf at McPherson's

    1 mi
    McPherson's is a public disk golf course five minutes north of downtown Flagstaff.  The course is seasonally open from May - November. There are no tee times, and it is free to play. A somewhat tightly wooded 18-hole course with multiple pin placements makes this fun for beginners and a challenge...
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  • Flagstaff, Arizona

    Hike Fatman's Loop

    5.0
    2.5 mi / 690 ft gain
    Sitting on the eastern slope of Mt Elden is a super fun multi-use trail called Fatman's Loop. It's a perfect spot for hiking, trail running, day strolling, or walking the pup. All the while, treating you to glimpses of the eastern suburbs of Flagstaff, beautiful wild flowers, and cool rock format...
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  • Flagstaff, Arizona

    Hike and Camp at Arizona's A1 Mountain

    4.7
    6.6 miles west of downtown Flagstaff off the I-40 West is the A1 Mountain Road. Continue over the cattle guards and enter into the A1 Mountain Area—perfect for hiking, camping, and trail running.The main road is well established for a dirt road, and many of the hiking trails branch off from it. T...
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  • Flagstaff, Arizona

    Camp at Red Rock

    4.8
    Starting from Downtown Flagstaff we headed west. After making a left turn on Woody Mountain Road, we continued for 22 miles. Woody Mountain Road then becomes Forest Road 231. Continue on FS 231 until you find a killer spot to pitch it! Make sure to be wary of elk herds crossing the roads.We made ...
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  • Flagstaff, Arizona

    Hike the Island Trail, Walnut Canyon

    3.4
    1 mi / 200 ft gain
    The trail is a short one - stretching only a mile in length. The only semi-strenuous portion of the trail is at the beginning and end where you start by descending a set of stairs in order to reach the trail that loops around the historic cliff dwellings. Since this is a loop trail, the same set ...
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  • Flagstaff, Arizona

    Hike the Aspen Nature Loop at Humphrey's Peak

    5.0
    1.8 mi / 300 ft gain
    This is a great hike that has amazing views at all times of the year. This trail might be closed for skiing season, but I am not sure. I went in October, just before Halloween and the weather was perfect. The leaves were changing and there was a nice brisk breeze. The short loop makes it accessib...
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  • Flagstaff, Arizona

    Camp in the Coconino National Forest

    3.8
    The free camping in the Coconino (as well as the many other national forests) is generally along the old Fire Roads, and old Forest Service Roads. You can tell if a road is one of these by a brown sign with an FS 123 or any other number, FS meaning Forest Service Road. There are many of these roa...
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  • Flagstaff, Arizona

    Climb Morning's Mourning at the Oak Creek Canyon Lookout

    5.8+, 80ft trad climb at the Oak Creek Canyon Lookout.  To get there, take the 89A North from Sedona, or South from Flagstaff. Then you will see signs for the Oak Creek Canyon Lookout. Take the turn off and park in the lot. If you think you will stay beyond closing, park across the street so you ...
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  • Flagstaff, Arizona

    Climb Red Wagon at the Oak Creek Canyon Lookout

    5.8, 80ft trad climb at the Oak Creek Canyon Lookout.  To get there, take the 89A North from Sedona, or South from Flagstaff. Then you will see signs for the Oak Creek Canyon Lookout. Take the turn off and park in the lot. If you think you will stay beyond closing, park across the street so you d...
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  • Sedona, Arizona

    Climbing at Oak Creek Canyon

    5.0
    Getting There About 18 miles south of Flagstaff on the 89A, turn into the Cave Springs parking lot and look for the trail just right of the first bridge. Hike up the chossy hill until you reach a giant sandstone slot canyon in the northwest. Climbing This canyon contained the crags, known as the ...
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  • Flagstaff, Arizona

    Camp at Pine Grove Campground

    Pine Grove Campground in Flagstaff Arizona is a hidden gem. Upper and Lower Lake Mary, Ashurst, Marshall and Kinnikinick lakes are nearby and can provide ample recreational activities.The campsites are clean and have all the luxurious amenities (Coin-operated showers, tables, fire rings and cooki...
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  • Sedona, Arizona

    Dispersed Camping in Coconino National Forest (Edge of the World)

    5.0
    This campsite is definitely out there. You'll take a dirt road into what seems to be a thick forest. Tell your GPS to put you on Woody Mountain Road in Flagstaff, AZ. Once you are on this road set your speedometer and follow this road for about 23 miles. Do not make any turns off of this road, th...
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  • Sedona, Arizona

    Camp at East Pocket (Edge of the World)

    4.8
    We love coming to this site in the Summer and Fall, but wanted to "test" our cold-weather gear before backpacking this Winter. So we went to our tried and true spot, with the comfort of our cars, so we could work out our layering and sleep system. Have a few cups of warm spiked cider and enjoy! T...
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  • Sedona, Arizona

    Picnic at Banjo Bill

    Nestled in Oak Creek Canyon, and throughout the Red Rock District are several picnic and day-use areas. Popular sites include; West Fork, Red Rock Crossing, Banjo Bill and Grasshopper, which provide unique hiking, creek side picnicking, swimming and fishing opportunities. All Oak Creek Canyon cam...
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  • 6871 Arizona 89A, Arizona

    Explore Slide Rock State Park

    4.6
    This beautiful State Park, which is the original location of the Pendley Homestead, is a historic apple farm (the apple trees are still there!). This is a favorite stop for families in the summertime, so if you come then, make sure to arrive early.  It’s common to find throngs of people in the cr...
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  • Oak Creek Canyon, Arizona

    Swim in Oak Creek Canyon

    5.0
    For this adventure you'll want to make your way to Oak Creek Canyon off highway 89 in Arizona. The GPS should get you there no problemo, my recommendation would be to look for a swimming hole upstream of Slide Rock State Park. Now this adventure is a little bit of a hunt, as you're driving the ca...
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