The laid-back mountain town of Flagstaff is a favorite among AZT users, and has become one of the greatest trail towns in the Southwest. It’s also the home of Dale Shewalter, the father of the Arizona Trail, and he is commemorated with an Arizona Trail sign and bench in Buffalo Park. Flagstaff has a great bus system for getting around town and has all the amenities a trail user needs.


  • Mile 574.3 R/589.1 B – Butler Rd on Resupply Route/Hwy 89 on the Bypass Route.
  • Flagstaff Map is below.


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Post Office

  • 2400 N. Postal Blvd., 86004, (928) 714-9302 (and it’s on the bus route)


  • Flagstaff Public Library (300 W Aspen), (928) 779-7670


Flagstaff has most of the big grocery stores.

  • Whole Foods (320 S. Cambridge Lane) has a large selection of healthy, organic food as well as dried good for your trail adventures.
  • Fry’s on Route 66 and Switzer Canyon Drive. The closest big grocery store to the trail.
  • Bashas’ (1000 N. Humphreys Street)
  • Safeway (1500 E Cedar Ave) just east of the trail at Buffalo Park.
  • Winter Sun Trading Company (107 N. San Francisco St.. Suite #1). Southwest botanicals, wild crafted salves, herbs and tinctures as well as a full line of body and face products…and local Native American art.


  • Agave Mexican Restaurant (1580 E. Route 66), (928) 774-4337. Authentic family-style Mexican cuisine and full bar right along the trail!
  • Macy’s (14 Beaver St.), (928) 774-2243. Great pastries, food and amazing coffee with plenty of options for vegetarians.
  • Pato Thai Cuisine (104 N. San Francisco St.), (928) 213-1825. Flagstaff has several Thai restaurants, but this one shines above the rest. For truly gigantic portions, try their curries. Daily lunch specials.
  • Flagstaff Brewing Company (16 E. Route 66), (928) 773-1442. Craft beers and live music at this popular Flagstaff hangout.


  • Hotel Elev8 Flagstaff (2285 E Butler Avenue). (928) 774-1821
    100 rooms, an oversized hot tub, dry sauna and seasonal pool, all open 24 hours a day. Perfect for that late night arrival!
    Our knowledgeable staff can direct you to all you need on your travels. We are steps from the Arizona Trail, restaurants, breweries and more.
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  • Best Western Pony Soldier Inn & Suites (3030 E. Route 66), (928) 526-2388
    Indoor pool and jacuzzi, free wi-fi. Located on Passage 33.
  • Grand Canyon Hostel (19 S. San Francisco St.), (928) 779-9421
  • DuBeau Hostel (19 W. Phoenix Ave), (928) 774-6731. Dorm rooms and private rooms available. Free breakfast, Wi-fi. Both hostels are centrally located within one block of each other in quaint downtown Flagstaff, where you’ll find everything within walking distance of the town square.

Urgent Care

  • NextCare Urgent Care (1000 N Humphreys St #104) Mon-Sun, 7am-7pm,
  • Flagstaff Medical Center Emergency Department (), 24 hrs,
  • Concentra Urgent Care () Mon-Sat, 8am-6pm, Sat 9am-3pm,

Outdoor Gear

Flagstaff has the largest selection of outdoor stores on the trail.

  • Babbitt’s Backcountry Outfitters (12 E. Aspen Ave), (928) 774-4775
  • Peace Surplus (14 W. Route 66), (928) 779-4521
  • REI Co-op (323 South Windsor Lane), (928) 213-1914

Feed & Tack

  • Olsen’s Grain Inc. (2250 N. Steve’s Blvd.), (928) 522-0568

Bike Shop

Flagstaff has more bike shops per capita than any other city in Arizona.


  • True Health Massage Studio (928) 853-2459
  • Bending Willow Massage (928) 606-7493
  • Stay Tuned Therapeutics (928) 699-1999


  • Flagstaff Family YMCA (1001 N. Turquoise Rd.), (928) 556-9622


  • White Flag Coin-Op Laundry (16 S. Beaver St.), (928) 774-7614


  • Late For the Train (22 E. Birch Ave.), (928) 779-5975
  • Firecreek Coffee Co. (22 E. Route 66), (928) 774-2266. A one-stop for craft coffee, beer, and wine with live events and gallery space.

Area Attractions

  • Walnut Canyon National Monument (3 Walnut Canyon Rd.), (928) 526-3367 See millions of years of geologic history and amazing cliff dwellings at this popular monument, located just a short distance from Passage 33.

Gateway Community Map

Flagstaff Gateway Map

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