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Picture Canyon
With funding from the 2004 voter approved Open Space bond and a 2012 Growing Smarter Grant, the City of Flagstaff successfully acquired this 477.8 acre parcel of land for $4.778 million. Located in northeast Flagstaff, Picture Canyon is a natural and cultural amenity to northern Arizona, serving as a critical riparian habitat, popular recreation corridor, and home to significant cultural and archaeological resources. The acquisition of Picture Canyon provides a natural place for members of the Flagstaff community to learn about ecology, geology, and archaeology, while participating in outdoor recreation.

A Google map of Picture Canyon can be found here.
From Tucson/Phoenix/all points south of Flagstaff:
  • Take I-17 to eastbound I-40 in Flagstaff. 
  • Take exit 201 (Country Club), turn left onto Country Club Blvd. 
  • At the intersection with Highway 89 North, turn right. 
  • At the second signal, turn right onto Marketplace and travel about 1 mile to the T intersection with Test Place. 
  • Turn right, and at the next stop sign, turn left onto old Route 66. 
  • Drive 1/2 mile and turn left onto El Paso Flagstaff Road. 
  • You will see a sign for the Wildcat Water Treatment Plant. Stay on this road, which curves to the right around the water treatment plant property. There will be a parking lot on your right. 

Please remember to bring water, sunscreen, a hat, and appropriate footwear. 

No hunting, woodcutting, or motorized vehicles are allowed within the Preserve. 

Picture Canyon  


Events
Picture Canyon National Trails Day
Saturday, June 6, 2015

Please join us in building trails, installing signs, and revegetating the Picture Canyon Natural and Cultural Preserve. To volunteer, please contact Betsy Emery or 928-213-2154. 


Sturdy closed-toe shoes, long pants, sunscreen, water, and head protection are required. Hardhats, gloves, tools, and trail work instructions will be provided. Children under 18 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.