Local Attractions

Northern Arizona is the perfect hub for outdoor attractions. Everything from stargazing at Lowell Observatory to rafting the Grand Canyon to hiking the highest peak in the state; there is something for everyone!

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The Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon has always been a popular attraction in Northern Arizona. Being one of the seven natural wonders of the world, no trip to the Southwest is complete without a visit to the mesmerizing Grand Canyon. The Hotel Monte Vista is located just 81 mi. south of this inspirational and picturesque sight.

Sedona and Oak Creek Canyon

Sedona and Oak Creek Canyon provides many outdoor activities and wonderful shopping. Tour the energy vortices of this vermillion canyon. The Hotel Monte Vista is located 28 mi. north of the red rocks of world renowned Sedona, Arizona.

Flagstaff Arboretum

The Arboretum at Flagstaff is a unique destination, specializing in plants native to the high elevation habitat of northern Arizona. They have a range of activities throughout the summer, including camps, wine tasting, and birds of prey demonstrations. The Arboretum is open May through October, six days a week. They are closed to the public on Tuesdays.

The Flagstaff Lava Tubes

This mile-long lava tube cave was formed roughly 700,000 years ago by molten rock that erupted from a volcanic vent in nearby Hart Prairie. The top, sides and bottom of the flow cooled and solidified first, after which the insides of the lava river continued to flow emptying out the present cave. Dress appropriately when hiking, with warm clothes and sturdy shoes. The cave is as cool as 42 even in summer, and you may even find some ice inside. The rocks can be sharp and slippery. Bring two or three sources of light; in case one happens to fail, it can be very dark one mile from the nearest light source.

The Orpheum Theater

Northern Arizona's Premier Performing Arts Facility offers the best in local and national artists as well as exciting and unique film screenings. Located on Aspen St. this historic theater is just two blocks away for the Hotel Monte Vista.

Historic Route 66

Bridging the distance between Chicago and Los Angeles in 1926, Route 66 was the principal route from the mid-west to the west coast. The last stretch of the Mother Road was fully bypassed in 1985 by super-highways, and yet while Route 66 no longer served its original capacity, it is still alive and well in Northern Arizona, including the longest still operational section by Seligman, AZ.

Sunset Crater and the Wapatki Ruins

Sunset Crater and the Wapatki Ruins are truly an astounding treasure. Sunset Crater is an ancient, inactive volcano burying a culture lost to time, this educational and fascinating spot is well worth the visit. The ancient pueblo ruins of Wapatki are equally as fascinating both naturally and historically- you can even make a loop drive to both monuments in one day!

Arizona Snowbowl

Sitting at 9,500ft, on the majestic San Francisco Peaks lays Arizona Snowbowl. Not only do the Peaks offer a bird's eye view of Northern Arizona and all its beauty via hiking; Arizona Snowbowl runs their chairlift during winter and summer seasons. A visit to Flagstaff would not be complete without the summit of Arizona's highest peak. The Hotel Monte Vista is just 14 miles from Arizona Snowbowl.

Downtown Flagstaff

The Hotel Monte Vista is in Flagstaff's Historic Downtown District. Most shops and restaurants are open from 8am to 9pm during the week and later on the weekends. Every first Friday of the month, from 6 to 9pm, is our local Art Walk. Heritage Square hosts a variety of family oriented events throughout the year including film screenings, dance lessons, and craft fairs. Please check out flagstaff365.com for information on farmer's markets, music and arts, festivals, and other events that represent Flagstaff's unique local culture.

And Much More:

Lake Powell, Monument Valley, Walnut Canyon, Montezuma's Castle National Monument, Zion National Park, and The Navajo and Havasupai Reservations are all close by for your exploration and education. The Front Desk staff will be happy to provide you with maps and directions at any time.

The Hotel Monte Vista is located so close to so many wonderful attractions in the beautiful Southwestern United States.