Flagstaff Fall Foliage Tour Made Simple
Looking for beautiful fall foliage colors this year? Your timing is perfect! The Flagstaff and surrounding areas offer a variety of fall colors from late September to early October. Expect to see an abundance of red, orange and yellow leaves.
We recommend four different places for seeing the changing of colors; Hart Prairie Road, Lockett Meadow, Fern Mountain and The Arboretum at Flagstaff.
Hart Prairie Road is a two-hour tour that winds through unending aspen groves. The tour consists of 50 miles of paved and dirt roads. It is best to schedule more than two hours to really enjoy the colors. Plan a picnic or stop here to take in the smells and fresh crisp air. From the Flagstaff area, take US 180 north for about 10 miles to Forest Service Road 151, which is Hart Prairie Road. This road loops through the aspens and back to US 180. It is a simple and beautiful drive.
Be sure to visit The Arboretum of Flagstaff. They offer a wide variety of fall color species to view. Here is a list of the type of species to expect while visiting at the Arboretum.
• Amur Maple
• Box Elder
• Golden Currant
• New Mexican Locust
• Smooth Sumac
The Arboretum is located at:
4001 S. Woody Mountain Road
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Be sure to check our “Leaf-o-Meter” for updated pictures of the changing colors in and around Flagstaff. Don’t forget to pack hiking and emergency items for a day of cool fun!