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):
Tour Dates are (all beginning at 1pm at Mountain Sports):

Want to register? Click the tour date you want to attend to register for the tour.
June 5th
June 19th
July 10th
July 31st
August 7th
August 21st
September 11th   (in conjunction with Flagstaff Colorado River Days)
September 25th (Wait-list Only)  (in conjunction with the Flagstaff Festival of Science)

Watch the 1 minute tour promo!


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.