2023 Downtown Geology Tours

Through generous funding from Mountain Sports Flagstaff and 1% for the Planet, Willow Bend offers guided Downtown Geology Tours. 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.

Upcoming Tours

Please click the date to register. Tours open for registration one month before start date. All tours meet at 1pm at Mountain Sports.

Saturday, May 20th

Saturday, June 3rd

Wednesday, June 14th

Saturday, July 1st

Wednesday, July 19th

Saturday, August 5th

Wednesday, August 23rd

Wednesday, September 27th (Festival of Science)