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Destination guides > North America > USA > Southwest USA > Arizona > Flagstaff


This small city on Route 66 is a 1½ hour drive south of the Grand Canyon and it is a popular base for travellers visiting Arizona’s most famous national park.

Practical information

Visitors Information Centre

1 E Route 66 (Santa Fe Avenue), Flagstaff
Tel (928) 774 9541 or 800 842 7293

Coming & going


Greyhound coaches go to Alburquerque, Las Vegas and Phoenix. The Greyhound stop is at 399 S Malpais Lane.


Amtrak trains stop at the station south of where Leroux Street meets Santa Fe Avenue.

Hostel accommodation

Dubeau International Hostel

19 West Phoenix Avenue, Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Tel (928) 774 6731

Grand Canyon International Hostel

19 South San Francisco, Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Tel (928) 779 9421

Sightseeing, museums & tourist attractions

Lowell Observatory

This observatory is most famous for the discovery of Pluto in 1930.

1400 W Mars Hill Road, Flagstaff
Tel (928) 774 3358
Admission $5 ($4 students)
Open summer 9am-5pm daily; winter noon-5pm daily

Museum of Northern Arizona

The Museum of Northern Arizona is a very good museum for a small city. It has exhibits on local history including displays about Native American culture.

3101 N Fort Valley Road, Flagstaff
Tel (928) 774 5213
Admission $5 ($3 students)
Open 9am-5pm daily

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