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Wednesday, April 30, 2008


Our Opinion: Recommend. We have not stayed here, but have visited twice to hike. Canyon Vista is a great little USFS park in close proximity to Flagstaff. Tall pines, very visually appealing.

Date of Stay: Visited April 29th, one day before it opened for the season. We would have stayed here if it had been open.

Weather During Stay: Blue skies, windy, sunny, low 70’s. Low’s at night were in the 40’s

Sites: 11 no-hookup sites - no water, no electric, no sewer and NO DUMP. Vault toilets. Sites vary in size and shape, but most are sufficient for a big rig and towed. Sites are fairly level; each site has a picnic table. Tall pines may interfere with roof-mounted satellites in some of the sites.

Rate: $14/night, half price with Golden Age pass.

Phone/radio/TV: Strong Verizon phones signal; aircard likely to be on Broadband. Several TV stations on antenna, including a strong PBS signal on 14. Local NPR on 88.7 and 91.7.

Elevation/Landscape/Terrain: This is a flat park 5.5 miles south of Flagstaff on Lake Mary road at 6,900 feet. Views are of tall pines, meadow, and mountains

Lighting/Noise: Since we haven‘t stayed here, it‘s a guess: dark and night, some traffic noise from Lake Mary Road.

Favorite Sites: It would depend on temperatures - shade in summer, sun early or late in the season.

Hiking/Walking: Excellent. Climbers come here to take a short trail to nearby cliffs. We hiked Sandy‘s Canyon trail to access the Arizona Trail. Yesterday‘s hike was 8 miles round trip to Fisher Point. Here is a link to this portion of the AZ trail: Marshall Lake to Fisher Point

Comments: A lovely, small campground with excellent hiking. Host on site. Close to Flagstaff for shopping dining and exploring. We ate at Beaver Street Brewery - delicious. New Frontiers Natural Foods on Butler (currently on Milton, but moving in two weeks) for natural foods. Great recreational opportunity in all directions, along with Indian ruins, the Grand Canyon, Sunset Crater. Fun downtown area.

1 comment:

bikerchuck said...

Have stayed here many time. Only negative was occasionally neighbors with noisy generators. Hiking great. Good mountain biking although sections steep and rugged. Excellent road biking along Lake Mary Road, best in Flagstaff. Road has wide shoulder and is relatively level. Campground generally full on weekends.