Snow play can be an unforgettable winter activity for all members of the family, and Flagstaff provides numerous opportunities for snow fun!
Flagstaff Snow Park, situated within Fort Tuthill County Park, features multiple groomed snow tubing runs for tubers of all experience levels. There is both a kiddie hill as well as longer and steeper hills for experienced snow tubers to utilize in this facility.
Fort Tuthill Park
There are various ways to enjoy snow play in Flagstaff, such as sledding. One of the best places for this activity in Flagstaff is Crowley Pit Snow Play Area on US 180. Offering free sledding to people of all ages and providing restroom facilities – but it can get extremely busy over weekends; to avoid this happening it would be wiser to arrive early or go during a weekday visit and bring along an appropriate, sturdy sled without leaving trash behind.
At Fort Tuthill Luke Air Force Base Recreation Area in Flagstaff lies Flagstaff Snow Park. Here visitors can participate in various snow activities like sledding and tubing while also enjoying picnic areas, ramadas, winter snowplay areas and summer-season campground facilities.
The park features multiple groomed tubing runs and a designated kiddie hill for tubing; passive snow play opportunities; food trucks, outdoor fire pits, restrooms and is open between December 17th and February 2022. Due to the pandemic outbreak, they are currently taking guest temperatures and offering limited ticket sales online.
Kendrick Park Watchable Wildlife Area
Kendrick Park Watchable Wildlife Trail is an easy one mile family friendly green gravel path trail located near Flagstaff Arizona that is great for all skill levels and offers wild flowers of various varieties. Dogs may use this trail provided they remain on leash.
Flagstaff offers many opportunities for sledding, but be sure to bring your own sled and respect the environment by picking up any litter you come across. Additionally, it is advisable to play on weekdays to reduce exposure to cars driving by.
Flagstaff Snow Park provides an organized sledding area in Flagstaff. Open for a fee, this park features everything from kiddie hills to large slopes – plus tubes to rent!
There are also other parks that provide snow play experiences in more secluded settings and may require hiking to access. Wing Mountain, Crowley Pit, Peak View Overlook and Walker Lake Watchable Wildlife parking areas all provide forest access for sledding, tubing, cross country skiing or just enjoying winter scenery – be sure to check with the Forest Service website or their Winter Information Hotline (1-844-256-SNOW).
Flagstaff Snow Park
Flagstaff Snow Park offers visitors an excellent place to go sledding and play in the snow, offering multiple runs with plenty of powder for tubing. Watch wildlife areas while cross country skiing/snowshoeing trails await them as well. All tickets must be purchased online with limited booking windows available so make sure you book ahead if possible; should your planned experience not materialise, you can transfer it if there is availability.
Pumphouse County Natural Area offers an open snowplay area from sunrise to sunset that is popular among locals and features an impressive network of trails for trail running, hiking and snowshoeing – as well as playground equipment, fire pits and porta-potties for added convenience.
This area, three miles south of downtown Flagstaff, is perfect for building snowmen and engaging in epic snowball fights. Surrounded by tall trees, there is ample room for kids to run around safely. Bring your own sled or rent one at the Happy Jack Lodge and RV full service resort (rentals available for a fee). Jack’s Place provides food and beverages and is only open to guests staying at either location or with valid military identification cards.
Flagstaff, Arizona is nestled among majestic mountains that offer abundant wintertime fun. Sledding is one of the most beloved activities, making an appearance all across town and nearby regions.
Flagstaff Snow Park offers something fun for kids and adults of all ages at any experience level, including tubing hills with different levels of difficulty and other fun family-oriented activities. There are restrooms on-site as well as an outdoor fire pit to complete your visit to this excellent park!
If you want to go sledding on your own, there are numerous backcountry locations offering suitable hills. Please remember that in addition to equipment you will also require fuel, water, cell phone service and extra supplies – and follow Leave No Trace principles while doing so.
Coconino County provides detailed guidance on how to play safely during winter at their website, with an interactive map showing safe areas. They also have a helpful hotline with up-to-date snow travel information: 1-844-256-SNOW. Wing Mountain Sledding Area was once popular but is no longer open; Lone Tree Sledding Area provides an alternative with less of a crowd.