Informative Links

Northern Arizona Sightseeing and other useful trip planning links.

Take a little time before or after your rafting adventure to do some sightseeing around Northern Arizona. There are places to explore and other fabulous things to do in and around Flagstaff, Arizona. On this Links Page you will also find informative Grand Canyon rafting trip planning links for things such as trip insurance and travel agents, rental car options, shuttles and accommodations, educational and non profit organizations, some of our employee’s websites, and more. Choose from the following:

Northern Arizona Sightseeing / Things to do Restaurants in Flagstaff
Travel Insurance Kennels and Boarding
Ground Shuttle Services Car Rentals Flagstaff Pulliam Airport
River Gear Travel Agents
Accommodations Non-Profit Conservation and Education Groups
Professional Associations AzRA Employee Websites
Arizona Fish and Game AzRA Passengers Grand Canyon Websites
Other Links


Sightseeing Around Northern Arizona

Sightseeing in Northern Arizona

San Francisco Mountains and summer flowers

Flagstaff Visitor’s Center
FlagLive: Local paper with current events and music in Flagstaff
Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce
Sedona, Arizona Chamber of Commerce
Museum of Northern Arizona
Lowell Observatory
Grand Canyon IMAX Theater
Flagstaff Face and Body: Provides massage and skin treatments.
Grand Canyon Caverns
Wupatki National Monument and Sunset Crater
Walnut Canyon National Monument
Canyon De Chelly National Monument
Grand Canyon National Park
Meteor Crater
Open Road Tours: Offers day trip tours to various sights around Northern Arizona.
Petrified Forest National Park
Navajo National Monument
Absolute Bikes, Flagstaff: Bike rentals & equipment.
Arizona Snowbowl: Take a scenic skyride up in the San Francisco Mountains at Arizona’s highest peak.
Colorado River Discovery: Sign up for a one-day raft trip on the Colorado River in Marble Canyon (based out of Page, Arizona).
Grand Canyon Railway: Historic train rides to the Grand Canyon.
Around the Bend Adventures: Offers single and multi-day trips including rim tours, day hikes, and bike trips in Northern Arizona.
Bright Angel Bicycle Rentals: Rent bicycles during your stay at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon National Park and ride out to Hermit’s Rest.

Restaurants in Flagstaff

Tinderbox: 928-226-8400. Large group seating outside only-$$$
Himalayan Grill: 928-213-5444- $$
Picazzo’s Organic Italian Kitchen: 928-226-1000- $$
1899 Bar and Grill: 928-523-1899- $$$
Brix: 928-213-1021- $$$
Salsa Brava: 928-779-5293- $$
Criollo Latin Kitchen: 928-774-0541- $$
Dara Thai: 928-774-0047- $$
Taverna Greek Grill: 928-218-9994- $$
Buster’s Restaurant and Bar: 928-774-5155- $$
Kachina Restaurant: 928-779-1944- $$
Fat Olives: 928-853-0056- $$
Sakura: 928-773-9118- $$
Charly’s: 928-779-1919- $$
Pita Jungle: 928-774-0086- $$
Black Bart’s Steakhouse: 928-779-3142- $$
Lumberyard Brewing Company: 928-779-2739- $$
Delhi Place: 928-556-0019- $$
Red Curry Vegan:  928-774-3050 $
Coppa Cafe and Bistro: 928-637-6813. Best for groups of 14 or less-$$
Cuvee 928: 928-214-9463. Best for groups of 14 or less-$$
El Tovar: 928-638-2631. At South Rim of Grand Canyon-$$

Trip Insurance

Travelex Insurance: AzRA’s preferred travel insurance provider. Offers 63 different travel insurance plans from 14 different companies.
Travel Insurance Services: Offers travel insurance plans for non-US Citizens.
Travel Insurance 101 Tutorial: Eight steps to understanding travel insurance.
Credit Card travel protection vs. Travel Insurance


Cinder Hills
Kingsmart Kennel
Hanging With Friends Pet Resort (Formerly Canyon Pet Resort)

Ground Shuttle Services

Arizona Shuttle: Provides daily scheduled shuttles between Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport, Flagstaff and the South Rim of the Grand Canyon.
A Friendly Cab: Provides customized shuttle service in Central and Northern Arizona areas. Contact online or by phone at 928-226-0106.
Flagstaff Shuttle and Charter: Fills in the gaps when scheduled rides don’t meet needs, or if you prefer an express ride with a custom itinerary. 888-215-3105 or 928-814-8341.
Aztec Shuttle: Available for customized shuttles to and from the Las Vegas area. Royal Shuttle provides shuttle service in and around Las Vegas area (928)692-2488.
Larson’s Van Service  Available for customized shuttles to and from the Las Vegas area. They also provide shuttle service in and around Las Vegas area (702) 456-4791.
Grand Canyon Tour Company: Offers a $99 one way bus service, once a day between Las Vegas and the South Rim of the Grand Canyon.

Car Rental Options at Flagstaff Pulliam Airport

Alamo Rent A Car
Avis Rent A Car System, Inc.
Budget Rent A Car
Hertz Corporation
National Car Rental System, Inc.

River Gear

Red River Sports : A small retail division owned and operated by Arizona Raft Adventures providing essential river trip gear.
Mountain Sports: Equips the adventurous and the easygoing Flagstaff community and visitors with outdoor clothing for all outdoor activities.
Teva: Shoes and sandals.
Chaco: A popular brand of shoes and sandals for river trips.
Northwest River Supplies
Patagonia: Outdoor performance gear
Columbia Sportswear

Travel Agents

Rivers and Oceans
Ceiba Adventures
Advantage Grand Canyon


The Doubletree by Hilton: AzRA recommended establishment in Flagstaff for overnight stays.
Grand Canyon Lodges: Direct link for booking the Maswik Lodge at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon.

Non-Profit Conservation and Education Groups

Grand Canyon River Outfitters Association (GCROA): Trade group whose members include the sixteen professional outfitters who provide public rafting in Grand Canyon National Park.
Grand Canyon Fund: enhancing access for persons with disabilities, guide education and regional organizations.
Grand Canyon River Runners Association (GCRRA): Works to preserve public access to the Colorado River in Grand Canyon National Park for those who rely on professional river concessionaires.
Whale Foundation: Provides confidential access to a network of support services designed to restore, promote and celebrate the well being of the Grand Canyon Guiding community.
Grand Canyon Trust: Protects and restores the Colorado Plateau- its spectacular landscapes, flowing rivers, clean air, diversity of plants and animals, and areas of beauty and solitude.
Grand Canyon Youth: Dedicated to providing Middle and High School students an experiential education along the rivers and canyons of the Colorado Plateau.
Willow Bend Environmental Education Center: local Flagstaff environmental education center.
KNAU Arizona Public Radio Earth Notes: public radio program recognizing contemporary environmental issues, engaging in cross-cultural research and conservation projects across the Colorado Plateau and beyond (scroll to the bottom of their web page to find the Earth Notes).
One Percent for the Planet: An alliance of businesses committed to leveraging their resources to create a healthier planet.
Native Voices on the Colorado River: A cultural interpretive program for Grand Canyon Colorado River outfitters on Native American perspectives of the Grand Canyon.

Professional Associations

Grand Canyon River Outfitters Association (GCROA): Includes the sixteen professional river outfitters who provide public whitewater rafting trips in Grand Canyon National Park.
America Outdoors: Represents the outfitting industry and the public that the industry serves in government policy-making that maintains access to recreation resources while pursuing a goal of responsible shared-use of our precious natural heritage.
Grand Canyon River Guides: An organization of professional river guides, passengers, private boaters and assorted river and canyon aficionados.

AzRA Employee Websites

David Huff Photography
Lynn Myers Photography
Susan Detering Landscape Artist
Greg McFadden River Painter
Kristin Harned Greeting Cards and Art
Adam Elliott Photography and Design
Lisa Born’s Sugar Mama’s Bakery, Flagstaff, AZ
Rob Elliott Photography
Harlan Taney and 4 Corner Film Logistics
Harlan Taney and Pangea Sports

AzRA Guest Grand Canyon Websites

Sue and Alf’s video show, hybrid June 2009
Ralph Hopkins Photo Trip, hybrid April 2010
Caaamper’s Thoughts – Grand Canyon Rafting by Angela

Fishing in Arizona

Arizona Fish and Game: apply for a fishing license online
Lees Ferry Anglers

Other Links

Grand Canyon Backcountry Weather (read river temps)
Sierra Rescue/ Rescue 3 West: Highly recommended by AzRA and founded by former AzRA guide Julie Munger, Rescue 3 West is a premier wilderness rescue and wilderness medicine instruction training company. Rescue 3 West’s philosophy is based on integrating practical skills while developing the ability to think through complicated problems.
Current Adventures Kayak school: River and sea kayak trips, & kids kayak trips.
Canyons River Company: Greg McFadden, artist, AzRA guide, and now owner of Canyons River Company running multi-day rafting trips down the Main Salmon and Middle Fork in Idaho.
Sotar: Custom inflatable whitewater manufacturing company.
Artisan Metal Works: Local Flagstaff business specializing in custom river equipment including boxes and frames.