Arizona Wildlife Watching
Of course, there is no better place in the world to enjoy wildlife watching than The Grand Canyon. The Radisson Woodlands Hotel Flagstaff's proximity to the Grand Canyon, as well as other natural reserves, makes it the perfect 'resting spot' to stay while enjoying the Great Out-of-Doors in Northern Arizona.
Some of the more popular locations to watch wildlife in it's natural habitat are:
The Grand Canyon - the most awe-inspiring natural wonder. Wildlife abounds from the Bald Eagle and CaliforniaCondor, to deer and elk. Please be cautious and do not approach the wildlife - enjoy watching the animals at a safe distance
Slide Rock State Park - 18 miles south of Flagstaff, in the heart of Oak Creek Canyon, free programs are offered throughout the summer to park visitors offering insight into the geology, flora, fauna and riparian life
Verde Canyon Railroad - home of the majestic bald eagle, Verde Canyon is only accessible by rail. The historic route is nestled between two national forests and adjacent to a designated wilderness area.
San Francisco Peaks - The highest mountain in Arizona at 12,643 feet tall. From the top, views stretch to the Grand Canyon's north rim. Wildlife watching and hiking here only takes second place to skiing.
Lakes & Reservoirs - Flagstaff is home to numerous lakes and reservoirs full of fish and opportunities for wildlife watching.
Arizona Game and Fish - Watchable Wildlife Events. AZ Game and Fish often do presentations and seminars that are free to the public. Contact Az Game & Fish Flagstaff's regional office for specifics or visit their website. 928-774-5045. Already scheduled for 2009 are a Bison Natural History Workshop in August including a trip to observe bison at a local wildlife area and an Elk Workshop in September.