National Parks

When you combine a stay at Flagstaff's most luxurious hotel with some of Northern Arizona’s most breathtaking scenery, you get a trip to remember. Little America is centrally located to many of the most breathtaking and historical sites of the Colorado Plateau. In fact, six attractions are within 80 miles of the hotel, including the Grand Canyon.

The nation’s second national park, Grand Canyon National Park has fascinated both geologists and visitors for over a century. In 1869, John Wesley Powell and nine companions completed the first exploration of the dangerous and almost uncharted canyons of the Colorado river. Since then, millions of people have followed in his wake (albeit in much safer boats than his!).

Wupatki, Walnut Canyon, Tuzigoot, and Montezuma Castle National Monuments provide visitors with unique views of Sinagua Indian life 500 to 1,000 years ago. Pueblos and cliff dwellings in all four sites are incredibly well preserved and accessible by trail, and all four sites offer a wealth of interpretive and educational exhibits.

Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument gives visitors a chance to experience the Colorado Plateau's youngest volcano, born in a series of eruptions sometime between 1040 and 1100 A.D. Powerful explosions profoundly affected the lives of local people and forever changed the landscape and ecology of the area. Lava flows and cinders still look as fresh and rugged as the day they formed.