Must-Visit Photo Spots in FLG

By Carla Betancourt, Class of 2022

Flagstaff is home to many alluring sights; if you want a poppin’ instagram feed, check these places out!

1. Historic Downtown Flagstaff

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Downtown FLG has lots to offer. You can just about catch a cute picture at any street corner or in front of the many murals there are. The Hotel Monte Vista sign is a downtown trademark, so that always makes for a good photo op!

2. Buffalo Park

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When I first heard of Buffalo Park, I was expecting to just find somewhere nice to run/hike. The park ended up not only being my go-to location for exercise, but also my go-to location for fun pictures at golden hour.

3. Mars Hill Lookout

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Take your picture with the view and then enjoy some time listening to music in your car. This spot offers a small getaway and is a short drive from downtown.

4. Lake Mary

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Lake Mary is a beautiful sky blue lake surrounded by pines and great meadows. You won’t want to miss out of this breathtaking photo site.

5. Old Main

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Old Main is a classic emblem to Northern Arizona University. Regardless of whether or not you are a student, the public is welcome to enjoy the charming composition of colors on campus.

6. Flower Fields

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There is no specific location for the fields, because you can locate them just about anywhere in late July and early August.

#LumberjackTip Some popular spots to find them are Buffalo Park and along Route 66.

7. Francis Short Pond

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I found this goodie when I was on a run with my dog. Aside from the pond itself, the surrounding areas offer a beautiful green oasis for more photo ops.

8. Lockett Meadow

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The Aspen Trees in Lockett Meadow are an absolute dream. Whether you’re on a hike or just going to explore, the trees add a unique element to your pictures!

Honorable Mentions

9. Grand Canyon

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The Grand Canyon may be a further drive from Flagstaff, but it is more than worth it to experience those incredible views!

10. Sedona, AZ

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Sedona is a short 45 minute drive from Flagstaff and the drive itself is already Instagram-worthy.

I won’t specify on one location that makes for good pictures, because the whole town is worthy! Whether you want a picture at the creeks or in the culture-filled arts village, Tlaquepaque — you’ll be sure to get your #Instaworthy shots.

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