Picture Canyon

Willow Bend, in partnership with the Open Space Program has been leading FREE guided tours to Picture Canyon during springs and summers. However, please note, no tours will be offered in 2020-2021.

Tours typically last last 2-3 hours and cover basic history, ecology, geology, and archeology of Picture Canyon. The 3-mile loop will offer viewing, photography, and educational opportunities and will cover iconic sites along the way including Flagstaff’s only waterfall, Northern Sinagua petroglyphs and dwelling sites, and the Rio de Flag. Participants will walk approximately 3 miles on uneven trails and are encouraged to wear comfortable walking shoes and bring a hat, sunscreen, and a water bottle.

Tour are free and offered on a first come first serve basis. Families are welcome, but please note the trail is not stroller suitable, and might be a little strenuous for young children.

We are also offering private tours for community groups. To schedule a tour for your group please contact Cassandra: cassandra@willowbendcenter.org, (928) 7791745

Directions to Trailhead: From downtown Flagstaff, travel west on Route 66 toward the Flagstaff Mall. Turn right on Route 66 and left on El Paso Flagstaff Road. The trailhead is approximately ½ mile down the road on the right side.