issue no. 11
a natural connection.
live your wild life.
Seeing wildlife is always a pleasure as you pass through the Coconino National Forest on your way to Sedona from Flagstaff. As you make your way through the forest be on the lookout! Then continue your safari in Oak Creek Canyon.
Oak Creek Canyon is accessed by Arizona State Route 89A, which runs through the Canyon from Flagstaff, Arizona, to Sedona, Arizona. The drive from Flagstaff to Sedona takes approximately 45 minutes.
Just past Oak Creek Canyon Vista, 12 miles south of Flagstaff, SR 89A drops steeply into the Canyon, making several hairpin turns. At the bottom, the highway winds through the Canyon for 13 miles on its way to Sedona, following Oak Creek.
Trailheads, day use areas, and pull-offs along the road provide ample opportunities to stop and enjoy the scenery.
Shop til' you drop.
According to their website, "Your unforgettable Sedona experience must include spending time at internationally renowned Tlaquepaque (pronounced T-la-keh-pah-keh), Sedona Arizona's Arts & Crafts Village, on of the best things to do in Sedona. Nestled beneath the shade of the sycamores on the banks of beautiful Oak Creek in Sedona, Tlaquepaque is the most distinctive Sedona shopping experience to be found in the Southwest. "
photo credit to website
be crazy- winter ATVing.
When your inner lunatic wants to come out and play go ATVing for an adrenaline rush with great views!
Keri reccommends on TripAdvisor,
"Beautiful and amazing tour. Our guide, Steve, was excellent—personable, informative and fun! Great customer service from beginning to end. Highly recommend!"
Read more about Guided ATV Tour of Western Sedona
Hotel Elev8 in Flagstaff is your basecamp for adventure in Northern Arizona. We are located centrally to the best that the area has to offer.
From the San Fransisco Peaks to Wupatki Indian Ruins, from Northern Az University to Walnut Canyon or beautiful Sedona...we are close to it all. Even the Grand Canyon is just 80 miles away. Within a few hours drive you can see such wonders as the Painted Desert, Montezuma Castle, Tuzigoot National Monument and the Petrified Forest.
Feeling like taking in the local flavor? We are minutes from historic Rte 66 and Downtown Flagstaff which boasts fine eateries and amazing breweries.
Feeling adventurous? Winter is the time to visit the Arizona Snowbowl. Its just 20 minutes from our Hotel. And warm summer weather will inspire you to peek over the Oak Creek Canyon overlook which leads to a refreshing family day at Slide Rock State Park finishing up with an amazing dinner with a view in beautiful Sedona.
Hotel Elev8 was designed to make your visit a unique and comfortable experience. From our hip lobby to our spacious rooms this is the place to be. Plus, our rates are fantastic and our service is unparalleled.
2285 E Butler Ave,
Flagstaff, AZ 86004