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What To Do, The place To Keep, Locations To Eat


Pet friendly Flagstaff is nestled at the base of the San Francisco peaks at 7,000 feet in elevation. From its historic downtown, you’ll have easy access to mountain wilderness, scenic trails, national parks, and more!

Man and a dog on the Route 66 sign painted on the parking lot at the Visitor Center in Flagstaff, AZ

 

Outdoor adventurers, history buffs, aspiring astronomers, foodies, and local brew enthusiasts all find Flagstaff, Arizona to be a fantastic vacation destination. But, most importantly to us, pet friendly Flagstaff provides people traveling with pets fantastic options to do more together. From fun activities to places to stay and eat with your furry travel companion, you’ll find it all in Flagstaff!

Pet Friendly Flagstaff – Things To Do

Flagstaff truly celebrates the outdoors, which makes it a wonderful place to visit with pets! Make your first stop the Visitor Center, located in the Amtrak station on Route 66 in historic downtown Flagstaff.

Dogs are welcome inside the visitor center, and the staff can provide advice on local pet friendly businesses. They also have free maps for self-guided walking tours of downtown. The Route 66 Tour and Historic Downtown Walking Guide are both great ways to get the lay of the land and begin learning about the history of the area.

READ MORE ⇒ Planning A Pet Friendly Road Trip

Man and a dog on the Route 66 sign painted on the parking lot at the Visitor Center in Flagstaff, AZ

 

Public Art Tour

Combine culture and exercise by taking your pet on the public art walking tour! You can print the self-guided art tour, or pick up a copy at the visitor center. More than forty pieces of public art in Flagstaff visually represent the heritage of the area. And the variety runs the gamut, from murals to abstract steel installations. 

Brindle dog in front of a Route 66 mural in Flagstaff, AZ
The Sound of Flight mural by Sky Black, in Flagstaff, Arizona
Brindle dog sitting in front of a mural of a hitchhiking woman in Flagstaff, AZ

 

The Arboretum At Flagstaff

Leashed dogs are welcome to join you at the Arboretum at Flagstaff. With 200 acres of gardens, greenhouses, and open spaces, this preserve is home to more than 750 species of plants!

The arboretum is open Wednesday through Sunday from 9am to 4pm from May through October. Human tickets are $12, and dog tickets are $3.

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Pioneer Museum Grounds

The Arizona Historical Society’s Pioneer Museum is situated on pet friendly three acres. Stroll the grounds with your pup to view historic buildings (pets must remain outdoors), farming equipment, a Baldwin locomotive, and a Santa Fe caboose.

Steam locomotive engine. This train is in daily operation on the narrow gauge railroad between Durango and Silverton, CO

 

Heritage Square

Located in the heart of historic downtown, Heritage Square is a gathering place for music, movies, live performances, festivals, and special events throughout the year. It’s surrounded by interesting shops, galleries, and eateries — many of which are pet friendly!

It’s a convenient spot to duck for cover in a pop-up rain shower, and a nice place to kick back on a bench for bit of people watching.

Brindle dog sitting on a pedestal in Heritage Square - Flagstaff, AZ

Urban Trail System

Leave it to pet friendly Flagstaff to design a 58-mile, citywide network of pathways for bicycling, walking, cross-country skiing, and nature watching — and leashed pets can join you! Experience canyons, grasslands, meadows, and forests, all within the city limits. The FUTS Map is available at the Visitor Center, or download a copy and start imagining your next adventure!

Sign for the Karen Cooper Trail in Flagstaff, AZ
Sign for the Route 66 Trail in Flagstaff, AZ

 

Thorpe Park Bark Park

Located within easy walking distance of downtown, your dog won’t forgive you if you miss the Thorpe Park Bark Park! With separate areas for large and small dogs, this 1.5-acre off-leash play area will appeal to pups of all sizes.

The Thorpe Park Bark Park is surrounded by large pine trees, which provide a considerable amount of shade. The play area has agility equipment for the truly active dogs, as well as benches, picnic tables, and covered seating for the humans. 

Flagstaff’s other off-leash, fenced dog park can be found at Bushmaster Park, 3150 N. Alta Vista Road.

READ MORE ⇒ Sniffspot Private Dog Parks: An Option For Traveling Dogs

Sign for Thorpe Park Bark Park in Flagstaff, AZ
Dogs playing in the Thorpe Park Bark Park - Flagstaff, AZ
Dogs playing in the Thorpe Park Bark Park - Flagstaff, AZ

 

Buffalo Park

For another nice walk with fantastic views of the San Francisco peaks, head to Buffalo Park. What used to be a private wildlife park now is public space, so don’t worry about running into any bison along the way!

Serious hikers can access a vast network of trails here, but most visitors opt for the 2-mile Nate Avery Loop Trail, which leads you on a lovely stroll through open fields and pine forests. The trail is wide and hard-packed, making it a good option for pets in strollers or wheelchairs.

Brindle dog standing beside a sculpture of a bison at Buffalo Park in Flagstaff, AZ
Trail map at Buffalo Park in Flagstaff, AZ

 

Man and dog walking on the Nate Avery Loop Trail in Buffalo Park - Flagstaff, AZ
Mountain view at Buffalo Park in Flagstaff, AZ

Stroll The Northern Arizona University Campus

The NAU campus is just south of historic downtown Flagstaff, and is a lovely place for a pet friendly stroll. Historic and modern buildings stand side-by-side, with monuments and sculptures scattered among them. And the large, shady lawns are perfect for picnics or stretching out with a good book.

Man and dog walking on a paved path on the Northern Arizona University campus in Flagstaff, AZ

 

Riordan Mansion State Historic Park

Another nice place to walk your dog very close to several Flagstaff hotels is the Riordan Mansion State Historic Park. Built in 1904 for one of Flagstaff’s founding families, this is the world’s largest Arts and Crafts style duplex.

While dogs are not allowed on tours inside the house, pets can explore the interpretive exhibits on the grounds with their owners. This is a lovely park in a pine forest just a block away from the busy commercial district, and a few minutes from Northern Arizona University campus.

Riordan Mansion State Historic Park in Flagstaff, Arizona

Arizona Snowbowl Trails And Views

For sweeping views of the San Francisco volcanic field, take the 20-minute drive to Flagstaff’s ski resort – the Arizona Snowbowl. You could easily spend a day exploring the trails, playing disc golf, or enjoying a bite to eat on a pet friendly patio while taking in the scenery.

Humphrey Peak in the summer - Flagstaff, AZ

 

Flagstaff Brewery Trail

Flagstaff is becoming known as a leading Craft Beer City in Arizona, with eight breweries participating in the Flagstaff Brewery Trail. Six of the breweries are pet friendly, and four of those serve food.

Pet Friendly Breweries in Flagstaff, Arizona:

Beaver Street Brewery11 South Beaver Street – pets are welcome on the front patio, food is available

Dark Sky Brewing Company117 N Beaver Street – pets are welcome on the back patio, pizza from Pizzicletta

Grand Canyon Brewing Company1800 South Milton Road – pets are welcome on the patio, extensive food menu

Historic Brewing Company4366 East Huntington Drive – pets are welcome at the outdoor seating area

Mother Road Brewing Company7 South Mikes Pike – pets are welcome, food available from the “Roadside Stove” food trailer

Wanderlust Brewing Company1519 N Main Street – pets are welcome inside and on the patio, no food served

Note: Lumberyard Brewing Company and Flagstaff Brewing Company do not allow pets

For extra fun, print a copy of the Brewery Trail Passport or pick one up at the Visitor Center. Collect stamps at five or more breweries and then trade your completed passport for a commemorative souvenir pint glass at one of two Flagstaff Convention & Visitors Bureau locations listed on the map.

Pet friendly patio at Grand Canyon Brewing in Flagstaff, AZ

 

Pet Friendly Flagstaff – Where To Eat

Pet friendly Flagstaff has a great selection of restaurants with dog friendly patios! In addition to the breweries listed above that serve food, here’s a list of places you and your pup can enjoy together:

Aloha Hawaiian BBQ – 16 East Route 66

Alpine Pizza – 7 North Leroux Street

Altitudes Bar & Grill – 2 South Beaver Street

Aspen Deli – 20 North Beaver Street

Aspen Deli's pet friendly patio in Flagstaff, AZ

Brandy’s Café – 18 South Beaver Street

Café Rio Mexican Grill – 2710 South Woodlands Village Blvd

Chipotle Mexican Grill – 1111 South Plaza Way

Del Taco – 2201 South Milton Road

Diablo Burger – 120 North Leroux Street

Dog friendly patio at Diablo Burger in Flagstaff, AZ

Dirty Birdies Sports Bar & Grill – 2285 East Butler Avenue

Ewa’s Thai Cuisine – 110 South San Francisco Street

Dog friendly patio at Ewa's Thai Cuisine in Flagstaff, AZ

Filiberto’s Mexican Food – 2275 West Butler Avenue

Forêt Flg – 2 South Beaver Street

Forêt Flg Restaurant in Flagstaff, AZ

Fratelli Pizza – 119 West Phoenix Avenue, 2120 North 4th Street

Historic Brewing Barrel + Bottle House – 110 South San Francisco Street

Hops On Birch – 22 East Birch Avenue

 

Josephines Modern American Bistro – 503 North Humphreys Street

Las Gorditas Mexican Food – 2900 North West Street

Los Altenos Restaurant – 1481 South Milton Road

Los Gordos Mexican Food – 1051 South Milton Road

Lumberjack Pizza – 104 East Route 66

Macy’s European Coffeehouse & Bakery – 14 South Beaver Street

Macy's  European Coffeehouse in Flagstaff, AZ

Matty G’s Steakburgers – 6 East Aspen Avenue

Matty G's Steakburgers pet friendly patio in Flagstaff, AZ

MIX Flagstaff – 120 North Leroux Street

NiMarcos Pizza Downtown – 101 South Beaver Street, 1800 South Milton Road

Sign for NiMarco's Pizza in Flagstaff, AZ

Pizzicletta – 203 West Phoenix Avenue

Pizzicletta Restaurant in Flagstaff, AZ

Polibertos – 2221 East Cedar Avenue

Ralberto’s Mexican Food – 2700 South Woodland Village Blvd

Riliberto’s Fresh Mexican Food – 3666 East Route 66

Route 66 Dog Haus – 1302 East Route 66

 

Satchmo’s BBQ & Cajun – 2320 North Fourth Street

Someburros – 320 South Regent Street

SoSoBa – 12 Historic Route 66

Southside Tavern – 117 South San Francisco Street

The Oakmont – 2380 North Oakmont Drive

The Pizza Patio – 109 East Phoenix Avenue

The Toasted Owl Cafe – 12 South Mikes Pike

Toasted Owl Cafe in Flagstaff, AZ

READ MORE ⇒ Taking Your Dog To Pet Friendly Restaurants

Dog on the pet friendly patio at Toasted Owl Cafe in Flagstaff, AZ

Tourist Home All Day Cafe – 52 South San Francisco Street

Uptown Pubhouse – 114 North Leroux Street

Wildflower Bread Company – 530 Piccadilly Drive

 

Your Pie Pizza – 2619 South Woodlands Village Blvd

The Northern Pines Restaurant – 2200 East Butler Avenue

Pet Friendly Flagstaff – Places To Stay

When planning your trip to pet friendly Flagstaff, you’ll have no trouble finding a place to stay! There are dozens of pet friendly hotel and campground options. And you can review detailed pet polices for each hotel by clicking through to the listings on GoPetFriendly.com.

Aiden By Best Western At Flagstaff

Americana Inn Route 66 Flagstaff

America’s Best Value Inn & Suites Flagstaff

Arizona Mountain Inn & Cabins

Basecamp At Snowbowl

Best Western Pony Soldier Inn & Suites

Budget Host Inn NAU/Downtown Flagstaff

Canyon Inn Flagstaff

Comfort Inn I-17 & I-40

Comfort Inn Lucky Lane

Courtyard By Marriott Flagstaff

Days Inn & Suites By Wyndham East Flagstaff

Days Inn By Wyndham Flagstaff I-40

 

Doubletree By Hilton Flagstaff

Drury Inn & Suites Flagstaff

Econo Lodge Flagstaff Route 66

Flagstaff KOA Cabins

GreenTree Inn Flagstaff

High Country Motor Lodge – Flagstaff

Hilton Garden Inn

Hotel Aspen Inn Suites Flagstaff

Hotel Elev8

Howard Johnson By Wyndham Flagstaff

Howard Johnson By Wyndham I-40 East Lucky Lane

La Quinta Inn & Suites By Wyndham Flagstaff

La Quinta Inn & Suites By Wyndham Flagstaff East

Motel 6 Flagstaff Butler

Motel 6 Flagstaff West

 

Quality Inn Flagstaff East

Ramada by Wyndham Flagstaff East

Residence Inn By Marriott Flagstaff

Rodeway Inn Flagstaff East Route 66

Sonesta Suites Flagstaff

Springhill Suites By Marriott Flagstaff

Super 8 By Wyndham Flagstaff

Super 8 By Wyndham NAU/Downtown

The Days Hotel By Wyndham Flagstaff

The L Motel

Travelers Inn

Travelodge By Wyndham Flagstaff

 

Pet Friendly Day Trips From Flagstaff

In addition to all the pet friendly things you’ll find to do in Flagstaff, there are some great day trips, too! Here are some of the places you can visit using Flagstaff as your basecamp:

Elden Pueblo Heritage Site (15 minutes from Flagstaff) – This prehistoric pueblo site contains the remnants of pit houses, pueblo structures with over 40 rooms, mounds, a large community room, and other features. 

Grand Canyon National Park – South Rim (1 hour, 20 minutes from Flagstaff) – Pets are welcome on the entire 13-mile South Rim Trail, in the campground, and at Yavapai Lodge. If you plan to hike below the rim, make arrangements for your pet at the kennel at the South Rim.

Man and two dogs enjoying the view at Grand Canyon National Park

 

Montezuma Castle National Monument (1 hour from Flagstaff) – Pets are welcome on the trail at Montezuma Castle, but not in the visitor center. This park participates in the B.A.R.K. Ranger program!

Brindle dog in a green harness at dog friendly Montezuma Castle National Monument in Arizona

Petrified Forest National Park (1 hour, 40 minutes from Flagstaff ) – Well-behaved, leashed dogs are welcome on ALL the trails at Petrified Forest. And this is another park where your furry travel buddy can earn a B.A.R.K. Ranger badge!

READ MORE ⇒ Best Dog Friendly National Parks in America

Man and dog standing on a rim overlooking the landscape at Petrified Forest National Park in AZ

Sedona, Arizona (40 minutes from Flagstaff) – Just 29 miles south of Flagstaff, Sedona is famous for its natural beauty. Tucked into a stunning backdrop of red rocks and thick green foliage, it’s also a wonderful pet friendly!

Leashed dog in a green harness on the dog friendly Bell Rock Pathway in Sedona, AZ

 

Tuzigoot National Monument (1 hour, 15 minutes from Flagstaff) – Pets can go on the trail at Tuzigoot, but not inside the visitor center. This is another park that participates in the B.A.R.K. Ranger program.

Walnut Canyon National Monument (15 minutes from Flagstaff) – Pets can join you on the Rim Trail, a 0.7-mile trail along the rim of Walnut Canyon. However, the main attraction of Walnut Canyon are the Cliff Dwellings, seen from the Island Trail, which is not pet friendly.

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