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Rio de Flag–Picture Canyon

Flagstaff, Arizona 86004
Picture Canyon webpage
Rio de Flag–Picture Canyon map
Friends of the Rio de Flag website

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About Rio de Flag–Picture Canyon
With funding from the 2004 voter-approved Open Space bond and a 2012 Growing Smarter Grant, the City of Flagstaff successfully acquired this 477.8-acre parcel of land for $4.778 million. Located in northeast Flagstaff, Picture Canyon is a natural and cultural amenity to northern Arizona, serving as a critical riparian habitat, popular recreation corridor, and home to significant cultural and archaeological resources. The acquisition of Picture Canyon provides a natural place for members of the Flagstaff community to learn about ecology, geology, and archaeology while participating in outdoor recreation.

Picture Canyon Natural and Cultural Preserve is a great place hike, mountain bike, horseback ride, photograph the natural environment, watch wildlife, experience fall colors, and discover cultural resources, including petroglyphs.

The Preserve is open to the public year round. There are no facilities available.

Picture Canyon has been designated as an Arizona Watchable Wildlife Experience Site given the number of birds and mammals that call Picture Canyon home.
From Picture Canyon webpage

About Friends of the Rio de Flag
The Friends of the Rio de Flag (FoRio) are individuals and organizations that support the preservation and restoration of the natural beauty and beneficial functions of the Rio de Flag stream channel.

FoRio promotes the Rio de Flag’s natural stream system as a unique and valuable natural resource, an asset, and amenity to the City of Flagstaff and the surrounding community.

FoRio promotes the preservation and rehabilitation of all parts of the Rio de Flag and its tributary streams with particular emphasis on sections of the channels that have been disturbed, under-grounded or abandoned.

The goal of FoRio is to protect, restore, clean up and improve the Rio de Flag and its tributaries to maximize their beauty, educational, recreational, and natural resource values, including the riparian habitats they provide.
From Friends of the Rio de Flag website