Discover outdoor activities and other things to do in Flagstaff near Route 66
Outdoor adventure seekers are in their element at the Country Inn & Suites in Flagstaff, which is ideally placed for things to do year-round. From our comfortable accommodations just off Historic Route 66, you can set off for a hike in the Coconino National Forest or a skiing excursion in the majestic San Francisco Peaks. Our hotel provides the perfect stopover if you’re planning a classic road trip to take in iconic Southwest sights like Walnut Canyon National Monument, where ancient dwellings are built into the rock face. You can learn more about the area’s striking geology and native peoples at the Museum of Northern Arizona before a craft beer crawl of downtown breweries. For an unforgettable outing, visit the Grand Canyon, less than two hours away by car.
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Arizona Snowbowl10.15 mi / 16.33 km from the hotel
Hit the slopes for a day of skiing and snowboarding at the Arizona Snowbowl. During the summer months, enjoy scenic hiking and outdoor exploration.
Coconino National Forest4.95 mi / 7.97 km from the hotel
Cross small lakes and streams teeming with fish as you traverse this picturesque national forest featuring the red rocks of Sedona, ponderosa pine forests, and alpine tundra.
Historic Downtown Flagstaff3.36 mi / 5.4 km from the hotel
Pick up a souvenir or a new outfit at one of downtown’s many shopping destinations. Afterward, dress to impress for a night on the town at one of Flagstaff’s bars and restaurants.
Lowell Observatory4.03 mi / 6.49 km from the hotel
The world’s first International Dark Sky City, Flagstaff is a fitting home for this observatory dedicated to expanding our understanding of the universe through direct observation.
Northern Arizona University3.87 mi / 6.22 km from the hotel
Offering both graduate and undergraduate degrees in a variety of fields, this local research university has a student body of nearly 30,000.
Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument11.32 mi / 18.21 km from the hotel
Follow a scenic 34-mile route along Highway 89 as you pass pine forests, red rocks, and desert vistas at Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument. Now dormant, this volcano is also worth viewing from ground level on one of many hiking trails.
Walnut Canyon National Monument4.46 mi / 7.18 km from the hotel
Known for the ancient pueblos built into the curved walls of Walnut Canyon, this national monument offers beautiful views and exciting hiking trails steeped in the history of the Southwest.
Grand Canyon National Park67.95 mi / 109.36 km from the hotel
The Grand Canyon is one of America’s most distinctive and recognizable landmarks. Stand next to the canyon edge to feel its incredible scale, or book a helicopter tour to see the canyon from the air.
Museum of Northern Arizona4.15 mi / 6.68 km from the hotel
Discover the natural and cultural history of the Colorado Plateau region through exhibits that range from a dinosaur skeleton to tribal art. Browse handmade jewelry and pottery in the gift shop, and check the schedule for performances and craft demos.
The Arboretum at Flagstaff6.88 mi / 11.07 km from the hotel
Join a guided tour, attend a summer concert, or explore some of the 200-acre site at your own pace. This beautiful three-season attraction includes gardens, greenhouses, and a nature trail through Ponderosa pine forest.
Wupatki National Monument24.4 mi / 39.27 km from the hotel
Immense red-rock outcroppings and awe-inspiring ancient pueblos make Wupatki National Monument a must-visit for history lovers.