From Needles to Flagstaff

Flagstaff Travel Blog

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On the road

Flagstaff is a city located in northern Arizona, South of the Grand Canyon and north of Phoenix. Coming back from the Flagstaff Meteor Cretor we drove into Flagstfaff downtown. We already took a look on the internet on Jasmyn's Iphone and searched for a hotel. We found a nice hostel in the downtown of Flagstaff. It was only $40 for one night for one private room. The hostel was right next to some bars and restaurants. We checked in the room and went for some food. We ended up at Beaver street 'brews&cues' a nice restaurant with there own beer brewing fabric into it. We had to waith a couple of minutes before we got seated. We order food and ofcourse beer. This was the first time we had too show our passports to drink a beer, never had to do that in my life before.

The hostel
I mean we don't look 18 again (do we?? hhaha) But we ha them with us and showed them to the nice lady. We got our food (very nice pizza) and a couple of beers!!
After finishing up we went to some other bars and had some more drinks. After a couple of hours we walked back to the hostel. On our way we stopped at the old railway station in town were the Amtrak train just arrived, we stopped for a couple of minutes and watched the people getting of. It was pretty damn cold by that time!! In the hostel we chatted to some other people wich were staying there and after half 'n hour we went to bed.

In the morning we got up about 8 and headed for breakfest. It was a tiny room in the hostel were we had breakfest with a couple of other people. Breakfest was not much more than toast and coffee or thee, including some apples. It was fine. After breakfest we left and hit the road again for Page Arizona.

Interesting fact of Flagstaff is that the city is situated 7.000 feet above sealevel. We noticed that are tubes and stuff we brought was all swollen up from the thin air outside pretty much fun to see.

walterman9999 says:
Flag, Coconino N. Forest 928-526-0866
Sorry folks, progress has made it to Flag. I just called the Forest Service in Flag and they couldnt tell me if backcounry camping was still permitted on A-Mt. Road. They do have a map to show the locations of the free backcountry camping in the Coconino N. F. Directed to the web page I tryed many times and got:
"FORBIDDEN ACCESS". Go in person to the Coconino Headquarters in Flag and maybe you will have better luck than me.
Posted on: Dec 16, 2013
walterman9999 says:
Flagstaff free camping (no services, not in winter)
Go west from Flag on I 40. Not far from Flag exit on A-1 Mountain Road. Go north about a half mile through new subarbs and pass a cattle guard and enter the Coconino Nat. Forest. Then any place you can leave the dirt road will be your own free private camp. This is not the best, but it is in ponderosa pines and gets you away from the interstate and is not a big backtrack to Flag and highways to the Grand Canyon.
Posted on: Dec 14, 2013
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On the road
On the road
The hostel
The hostel
Meteor Crater Neer Flagstaff
Meteor Crater Neer Flagstaff
Dennis in front of the crater
Dennis in front of the crater
Jasmyn
Jasmyn
View point
View point
On the road to Flagstaff
On the road to Flagstaff
Nice harley custom
Nice harley custom
Dinner in Flagstaff
Dinner in Flagstaff
Some pints!
Some pints!
Our hostel
Our hostel
Grand Canyon Hostel
Grand Canyon Hostel
Breakfest in the hostel
Breakfest in the hostel
Flagstaff
Flagstaff
Jasmyn cleaning the windows!
Jasmyn cleaning the windows!
Flagstaff
photo by: walterman9999