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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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,
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
Flagstaff has more bike shops per capita than any other city in Arizona.
- Absolute Bikes (202 E. Route 66), (928) 779-5969
- Cosmic Cycles (612 N. Humphreys St.), (928) 779-1092
- Flagstaff Bicycle Revolution (3 S. Mikes Pike), (928) 774-3042
- 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.
- 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.