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Flagstaff- The Gateway to the Grand Canyon

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Flagstaff, AZ

Downtown Flagstaff-  The Flagstaff Visitors Center and Amtrak train station is a great central point to begin your Flagstaff adventures. Here you can find loads of valuable information about Historic Route 66 and Downtown Flagstaff. The visitors center has tons of train and Route 66 themed souvenirs including postcards, magnets, t-shirts, mugs and so much more.






Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Chapel- Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary is a gorgeous pink gothic architecture Catholic church made from volcano rock, complete with gargoyles and a bell tower!




The Painted Desert – Multicolored layered rocks, mesas and badlands created from sun exposure, earthquakes, floods and volcano eruptions.

Petrified National Forest- Fossils (including dinosaur fossils), colorful petrified wood and multi-hued badlands.

Walnut Canyon National Monument- Cliff and cave dwellings, ancient pueblos and scenic overlooks of the canyon.

Coconino National Forest- Acres and acres of wild forestry and Ponderosa Pines (the most abundant collection in the world.)

Wapatki National Monument- Native American pueblos and ruins. The Ancient Pueblo’s inhabited this area and built a 100 room pueblo, farmed and raised families around 500 AD!

Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument- This crater was formed over 900+ years ago when the volcano erupted spilling lava throughout the area.


Flagstaff has so many interesting places for you to discover and explore from national forests and monuments, ruins sites, and historic Route 66! Happy travels, y’all!

With All My Love,
~The Vintage Gypsy

“Remember that wherever your heart is, there you will find your treasure.”-Paulo Coelho

By thevintagegypsygirl

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6 replies on “Flagstaff- The Gateway to the Grand Canyon”

If I ever go to Arizona, I will need to check this place out for sure 🙂 I didn’t realize there was so much history behind it.


Route 66 and the Grand Canyon are both on my list. Flagstaff might have to go on the list. I love the mountain pictures.


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