In the beginning, there was mere survival. To the early residents of Flagstaff, the winter and its commonly heavy snow storms were a thing to be endured until the return of spring and a slightly easier way of life. Things like hiking, hunting, horseback riding, sledding, and snowshoeing were mere tools for hauling goods, gathering water, wrangling sheep and cattle, or for transportation. Strictly utilitarian.  Of course, as we know, life cannot remain all work

The Gateway to the Grand Canyon For the last few decades, Flagstaff, AZ has been known to travelers as the gateway to the Grand Canyon. Or as the cool little mountain town along Route 66 or Interstate-40 that you remember traveling through as a kid. For many, it has been regarded as a pass-through town for folks on their way to somewhere bigger and better. Let us be among the first to tell you, that

Stop #4 on our downtown Flagstaff walking tour brings us back to the rough and rowdy, Wild West past of Flagstaff with the Parlor Saloon built by James Vail. So, let’s get started! New Town & Saloon Row When the residents first started to move their business and houses over to New Town or sometimes called the East End many were, of course, saloons. One of the very first was built by James Vail on

The San Francisco Peaks are the most dominant and popular volcanic structure on the Flagstaff horizon. However, there is another volcanic feature to the east that is nearly as impressive and is often overlooked. In this article we will discover the unique and interesting ancient volcanic history of Mount Elden. So, let’s get started! Watch the Video on YouTube What type of images come to mind when you think about volcanic eruptions? If you’re anything

Are you looking for things to do in Flagstaff in October? You’ve come to the right place! There is still plenty of things to do in Flagstaff such as festivals, events, hikes, and enjoying the fall colors. Check out a summary of the best things to do in Flagstaff in October. Visiting Flagstaff In November? Click Here For Our November Article Flagstaff Weather in October Flagstaff temperatures during the fall months can vary dramatically. In