Travel Information, Tours and Lodging
Driving Distance from Flagstaff, AZ to Grand Canyon
- Flagstaff, AZ to Grand Canyon South Rim is 79 miles, a 1 hour 30-minute drive.
- Flagstaff, AZ to Grand Canyon East Rim is 124 miles, a 2 hour 5-minute drive.
- Flagstaff, AZ to Grand Canyon North Rim is 207 miles, a 3 hour 40-minute drive.
- Flagstaff, AZ to Grand Canyon West Rim is 216 miles, a 3 hour 40-minute drive.
Popular Flagstaff and Grand Canyon Tours
The Grand Canyon's South Rim is only an hour and fifteen minutes from Flagstaff, so there are quite a few tour guides based out of Flagstaff and Grand Canyon tours that include transportation from town. The North Rim is close to 4 hours away, so tours to this part of the park are limited. Apart from its tours heading to Grand Canyon National Park, there are several nearby parks to check out close to Flagstaff as part of you Grand Canyon trip. Lake Powell, Horseshoe Bend, Antelope Canyon and Glen Canyon National Recreation Area are located near Page, AZ a little over 2 hours from Flagstaff. En route to Lake Powel and about 30 minutes from town are Wupatki and Sunset Crater National Monuments, which offer spectacular ruins, ranger tours, and a great example of Volcanoes that were still active only 1,000 years ago. East of town is Meteor Crater, Walnut Canyon Ruins, and Petrified Forest National Park. Only 45 minutes South of Flag is another world-renowned wonder, Sedona Arizona, known for its beautiful red rock formations and world class jeep and mountain bike tours. There are several Grand Canyon Tour Packages that include side trips to Sedona and other area destinations. You can see some recommended Flagstaff tours and tickets below, or learn about all of the options on our Grand Canyon tours guide.
Best Lodging and Hotels in Flagstaff
Flagstaff has some really cool and unique hotels to stay at before you head to Grand Canyon National Park. Flagstaff is also a place where there are almost always some open rooms, when Grand Canyon South Rim Hotels and Tusayan hotels are booked. From 4-star mountain retreats, to Hostels in downtown Flagstaff, there’s a great lodging option for nearly any Grand Canyon traveler. You can check out some popular Flagstaff hotels below.
Area Car Rental Options
Flagstaff has a lot of tour options that include transportation to the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park, but if you plan on spending more than a day or like to have some freedom to roam on your trip, renting a car is the only way to go. Flagstaff has rental cars in town and at the Flagstaff Pulliam Airport, so there are quite a few options for a vehicle to get you to the canyon and other area destinations.
Best Restaurants and Dining Options
Because Flagstaff is a college town and tourist destination there are a lot of great restaurants and bars to choose from. From amazing Chilaquiles for breakfast, to Sushi and a cocktail for dinner there are more options than time when it comes to restaurants in Flagstaff and on the way to Grand Canyon National Park.