Downtown Geology

Through generous funding from Mountain Sports Flagstaff and 1% for the Planet, Willow Bend will be offering guided Downtown Geology Tours again during the summer! Tour is FREE and will be limited to 20 participants so online or in store sign-up is highly recommended. Walk in-spots will be available on a first come first serve basis.

The 45 minute- 1 hour walking tours are based on local Flagstaff author, Marie Jackson’s Stone Landmark’s book.  An exclusive and unique opportunity for the community to explore downtown like never before.  The tour will cover ancient history of stones used to build downtown’s iconic buildings, including Moenkopi Sandstone, Pumiceous Dacite, Kaibab Limestone, and Malapais Basalt.  In addition tours will highlight progression of architectural styles, discuss changing preferences for certain rock types, and provide an overview of historic events. Tours are highly recommended for visitors and residents alike.

Tours will be start at 1pm on the following dates (please meet at Mountain Sports Flagstaff, 24 N. San Francisco, at 12:45pm):

Tuesday, June 6th

Monday, June 19th          

Friday, July 7th                   

Tuesday, July 18th  (please note there will NOT be a tour on July 21st)

Saturday, August 5th     

Monday, August 14th   

Wednesday, September 6th (in conjunction with Flagstaff Colorado River Days)  

Monday, September 25th, (in conjunction with the Flagstaff Festival of Science)


Tours will be limited to 20 participants. Sign-up in advance with Willow Bend or pick up a FREE ticket at Mountain Sports Flagstaff, 24 N. San Francisco. Tour is wheelchair and stroller accessible and suitable for all ages. Please check our website for weather updates and cancellations.