Arizona National Monuments

Flagstaff Arizona Area National Monuments

The Flagstaff Area National Monuments - Sunset Crater Volcano, Walnut Canyon National Monument and Wupatki National Monument protect more than 40,000 acres and 3,000 archeological sites in a landscape of expansive high deserts, canyons, mountains, mesas, and volcanoes. At these monuments, the earth’s geologic history lies exposed, shaped by volcanic eruptions and the slow erosion of older rock layers. Within canyon walls and in broad scenic vistas, you can witness the distant past, of ancient seas and sand dunes, and of plants and animals that have adapted to live here. Marvel at Sunset Crater’s cinder cone, down into Walnut Canyon, and out across the Wupatki grasslands to the Painted Desert. These sacred monuments reveal the stories and traditions of the Native people who lived here before us.
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Hotel in the Heart of Flagstaff Area National Monuments.

Located a few miles from the Flagstaff Area National Monuments, Econo Lodge Lucky Lane in Flagstaff, AZ, is a relaxing retreat in the heart of Northern Arizona. Surrounded by the pristine scenery of Flagstaff - from Sunset Crater to the Petrified Forest - our charming Flagstaff hotel features pleasing accommodations with free WiFi, Cable TV and pillow-top mattresses, heated indoor pool and hot tub, sauna and steam room, fitness facility, complimentary breakfast, and exciting sightseeing tours. Book the Arizona Sports & Outdoor Adventure Package and explore the beauty and history of Arizona! [Top]
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Walnut Canyon National Monument.

Explore the cliff dwellings and pueblos where American Indian people lived 800 years ago. See the dramatic geology, diverse vegetation, and abundant wildlife that helped the community survive. Built deep within canyon walls, the cliff homes of Walnut Canyon spark archeological theories and confirm the tales and traditions of Native American peoples, who have strong ties to this Flagstaff Area National Monument. Hike the challenging one-mile Island Trail that descends into Walnut Canyon and explore 25 cliff dwellings, spectacular canyon scenery and a unique canyon environment. The shorter Rim Trail offers scenic overlooks, forest and a pithouse. Visit [Top]
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Wupatki National Monument.

Explore the rock walls of 800-year-old pueblos that dot a desert landscape - once home to thousands of people. Visitor Center exhibits tell the story of a culture that survived in the Colorado Plateau by farming, hunting, gathering, and trading. A self-guided trail leads to five prehistoric pueblos, including Wupatki - the largest pueblo in the park - Lomaki, Wukoki, Citadel, and Nalakihu. While Wupatki is abandoned, the Hopi believe the people who lived and died here remain as spiritual guardians. Visit [Top]
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Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument.

Take a scenic drive to Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument, which climbs from desert to mountain landscapes. Created by powerful volcanic eruptions over 900 years ago, Sunset Crater forever altered the landscape and ecology. Explore the base of Sunset Crater Volcano, the youngest in the Colorado Plateau, on the one-mile Lava Flow Trail that winds through a volcanic landscape of rugged lava fields and colorful cinder cones. From the self-guided trail you see spectacular geologic features and the return of life - trees, wildflowers, and wildlife - and views of the San Francisco Peaks. Visitor Center exhibits explain the volcano’s geologic forces. Sunset is part of the San Francisco volcanic field of 600 volcanoes. Visit [Top]
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Arizona National Parks Near Flagstaff

Arizona National Parks Near Flagstaff.

Petrified Forest National Park - A land of scenic wonders and amazing science, Petrified Forest National Park is the site of the world's largest and most colorful forest of petrified wood. Enjoy walking, hiking, horseback riding and exploring 52,000 acres of wilderness, the colored badlands of th Painted Desert, archeological sites, historic structures, and 200-million-year-old fossils. Hike and bike on the Puerco Pueblo Trail and Giant Logs Trail, drive Blue Mesa Road or take a guided tour of the dramatic beauty and history of this ecosystem. Discover over 13,000 years of human history, archeological objects of Hopi and Navajo cultures, geological specimens, Triassic fossils, and diverse wildlife. Take in breathtaking vistas of the Painted Dessert, a natural canvas of colorful badland hills and buttes that change in the Arizona sun. Check out Kachina Point and Rainbow Forest Museum. [Top]
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Coconino National Forest.

With elevations from 2,600 to 12,633 feet, Coconino National Forest offers a breathtaking landscape - from the Red Rocks of Sedona to the world’s largest ponderosa pine forest to alpine tundra. Explore mountains and canyons and fish forest lakes, creeks and streams. Coconino is a utopia for hiking, backpacking, trail cycling, horseback riding, picnicking, boating, fishing, and winter snowshoeing, cross-country and alpine skiing. Venture into the Peaks District’s mountain forests and meadows. Go fishing and boating on Mormon Lake, Arizona's largest natural lake, and savor far-reaching views from the rugged Mogollon Rim. Explore colorful buttes, pinnacles, mesas, cliffs and red rock canyons, including Oak Creek Canyon. Soaring above, San Francisco Peaks is a haven for hikers and skiers. [Top]
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Prescott National Forest.

Comprised of 1.25 million acres in the mountains of North Central Arizona, Prescott National Forest has the nation's largest contiguous forest of ponderosa pines. The beautiful forest features 450 miles of winding trails for hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding. The area is a popular destination for boating and fishing in Lynx Lake, recreational gold panning at Lynx Creek, camping and photography. Prescott National Forest protects 100,000 acres of wilderness, including the Granite Mountain Wilderness. [Top]
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Econo Lodge Lucky Lane - Flagstaff Hotel, Arizona (AZ)
Located at
2480 E. Lucky Lane, Flagstaff, Arizona 86004
Contact: 928-774-7701  Fax: 928-774-7855
2480 E. Lucky Lane Flagstaff, AZ 86004

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