Plan to dress in layers! Depending on the season Flagstaff can be near freezing at night but sunny and comfortable weather by lunchtime. Also make sure to drink a lot of water, more water than you think you need to drink. Due to Flagstaff’s high elevation it is easy to become dehydrated or feel the effects of minor altitude sickness. Take your time during strenuous activity.
The weather in Flagstaff is variable. During the summer the highs are usually in the 80s with nighttime lows in the 60’s. Starting in July and going until September, Flagstaff gets monsoonal rains that can last anywhere from 2 minutes to 2 hours. In the winter Flagstaff often gets snow and temperatures can drop below freezing during the day and at night.
Flagstaff has no shortage of places to go and things to do. The region is a patchwork of trails, parks, monuments, historical sights, home to a vibrant Downtown and more. If you’re staying in Flagstaff for multiple days we also offer an affordable day tour to Sedona ($89/person).
Some points of interest include:
Flagstaff is roughly 7,000 ft. above sea level.
The South Rim of Grand Canyon is roughly 6,800-7,400 feet above sea level, depending on where you are.
The North Rim of Grand Canyon is about 8,200 feet above sea level on average.
The Bottom of the Grand Canyon (Colorado River) is approximately 2,200 feet above sea level.
While we do not pick up at the Twin Arrows Navajo Casino it is within driving range and about 30 minutes from our office.
DIRECTIONS TO 400 S Malpais Ln. Flagstaff, AZ 86001
from Twin Arrows, 22181 Resort Blvd, Flagstaff, AZ 86004
to 400 S Malpais Ln, Flagstaff, AZ 86001
FINAL DESTINATION: 400 S Malpais Ln. Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Flagstaff, “the gateway to the Grand Canyon,” is located in the center of northern Arizona. Here are some approximate distances and travel times by car.
No. The Skywalk is located on the West Rim near Las Vegas, nearly 3.5 hours away by car. Our Grand Canyon Guided Tour covers about 25 miles of the South Rim.
October – March: Dress in layers and winter clothes. Mornings and evenings are cold and wind chill can be significant. Daytime highs in March are 55 to 65 degrees Fahrenheit so dress in layers you can change according to the conditions.
April – September: Comfortable shorts, breathable tops, sunscreen hats and sunglasses. Bring a hooded article in case of early morning chilly winds or rain. Umbrellas and extra ponchos are provided.
No. We specialize in small-group day tours and do not operate any river or rafting tours. However there are numerous outfits in Flagstaff that operate river tours. Start your search here with the National Park Service’s directory.
How to get to Flagstaff from Phoenix (Sky harbor Airport)
How to get to Grand Canon Adventures from Sedona
Driving directions from Williams to Grand Canyon Adventures in Flagstaff:
The hike down to the bottom of the Grand Canyon via the Bright Angel trail is approximately 8 miles. The way down is much easier than way back up due to the steepness of the Canyon. Our hiking tours are private and your party can decide which trail to hike and how far you would like to go.
No, our company does not go down to the bottom. The nine mile hike to the river is too far to do in just a day when you also include driving time to and from the canyon. We do not do overnight or multi-day hikes.
No. None of our hikes go all the way to river. We also do not offer multi-day hikes.
No. Tour-takers must begin and finish the tour in Flagstaff.
Grand Canyon National Park has an excellent bus system that will take to all major locations along the South Rim. Walking will also get you to where ever you need to go. The national park website will have all the information for the bus system.