The Flagstaff area is a beautiful place for snow play!  Please note that sledding and snow play is prohibited at the Snowbowl ski area and along the Snowbowl Road.  Families looking for sledding or other snow play opportunities should use the Recreation Map found below for information on designated snow play areas

Please note that snow play traffic returning to Flagstaff on HWY 180 can be very congested in the late afternoon during the Holiday period.  The heaviest traffic is between 3:30 and 5:00 PM; adjusting your play schedule may improve your drive back to Flagstaff.


Directions below are from Snowbowl Rd. and Hwy. 180:

  • Wing Mountain: Continue northwest on Highway 180 approximately 2.8 miles (just before mile post 226) and turn left on FR 222B and continue 1 mile to parking area. This site is open 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM daily as snow conditions allow and is managed by Recreation Resource Management under a Temporary Special Use Permit. The cost per vehicle is $12. Services include parking management, snowplowing, restrooms, trash receptacles, and the sale of winter gear and concessions on busy weekends and holidays. For current conditions at Wing Mountain call (602) 923-3555 or visit

  • Crowley Pit: Continue northwest on Highway 180, approximately 9.8 miles (about 1 mile past the Flagstaff Nordic Center and turn left at the parking sign (mile post 233) and continue to the parking area.

  • Walker Lake (also know as the Kendrick Park Watchable Wildlife Area): Continue northwest on Highway 180. approximately 14 miles and turn left into the parking area (mile post 235).


For more information, please call the Peaks Ranger District office at (928) 526-0866 or the Flagstaff Visitors Center at (800) 842-7293. You can also visit the Forest Service’s Kachina Peaks web site.

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