This City of Seven Wonders is Keeping its Wild Places Wild


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Prepare to be captivated by the enchanting landscapes of Flagstaff, a haven of wonder and adventure that will leave you breathless. Nestled amidst breathtaking landscapes, Flagstaff offers a treasure trove of remarkable lands and awe-inspiring adventures.

From deep canyons to majestic mountain tops, from the starriest skies to the most pristine wilderness areas, this beautiful city in northern Arizona beckons explorers and nature enthusiasts alike. In fact, Flagstaff is widely known as the “City of Seven Wonders,” boasting seven unique experiences within a 10 to 80-mile radius. As the perfect home base for visitors, Flagstaff allows you to delve into some of the most spectacular scenery in the world.

Flagstaff’s reputation as the City of Seven Wonders is no exaggeration. With Grand Canyon National Park, numerous national monuments, and the iconic San Francisco Peaks, this mountain town is a treasure trove of natural marvels. But it doesn’t stop there—Flagstaff is so much more than a mere gateway.

Step into its charming historic downtown along Route 66, and you’ll discover a vibrant tapestry of trains, art galleries, shopping, music, restaurants, and electrifying nightlife. Flagstaff is located at a refreshing 7,000 feet and holds the title as the world’s first international dark sky city, enveloped by the world’s largest contiguous Ponderosa pine forest and surrounded by Native American culture.

Flagstaff offers a unique blend of scenic splendor and cultural richness. One of the distinguishing features of Flagstaff is its four seasons, offering outdoor activities to enjoy perfect temps for summer hiking or biking, vibrant hues of autumn foliage, thrilling winter sports, or the bloom of spring wildflowers. And if that’s not enough, Flagstaff boasts a thriving culinary scene, with an array of talented chefs and a well-earned designation as Arizona’s leading craft beer city, housing award-winning breweries that will tantalize your taste buds.

Photo © Courtesy of Discover Flagstaff

Flagstaff takes great pride as the City of Seven Wonders and is committed to protecting the environment through ecotourism, promoting responsible visitation, and conservation efforts. By choosing to stay and play responsibly, you become an integral part of this noble mission, joining a community of nature lovers dedicated to safeguarding these precious lands. You can actively participate in supporting community values through two outstanding initiatives: Pledge for the Wild and the Flagstaff Trails Passport.

Pledge for the Wild is a program dedicated to responsible visitation to preserve the untamed beauty of Flagstaff to keep wild places wild. By taking the pledge, you contribute to the efforts aimed at keeping the town beautiful, sustainable, and clean. This public education effort informs visitors about responsible trail use while hiking, biking, wildlife watching, or stargazing. Pledge for the Wild benefits the local non-profit Flagstaff Trails Initiative (FTI), which focuses on trail management. Taking part is as simple as texting WILD4FLAG to 44321 with a donation.

Photo © Courtesy of Discover Flagstaff

For those who seek to embark on an unforgettable outdoor adventure while preserving Flagstaff’s beauty, the Flagstaff Trails Passport is a must-have. This free digital passport, available for download at, provides a comprehensive listing of trails catering to all levels of experience, from easy strolls to exhilarating challenges. By accumulating trail points, you manage trail congestion and unlock the opportunity to win amazing prizes. The Flagstaff Trails Passport is an excellent guide to adventure and pairs perfectly with Pledge for the Wild.

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Located in the high country mountains of northern Arizona, Flagstaff’s four seasons are enviable by many.


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