Do you want to have awesome adventures in and near Flagstaff?
Flagstaff is a delightful area with a population of about 65,000. At an elevation of 7000 feet summertime temperatures are pleasant. Average high temperatures in June are 78 degrees. Nighttime temperatures can be cool. Members should plan for some field trips to be considerably warmer. Flagstaff is served by American and United airlines. It is a 2.5 hour drive north of the Phoenix airport depending on traffic. There is a shuttle service between the Phoenix airport and Flagstaff https://groometransportation.com/flagstaff/ Amtrak Southwest Chief serves Flagstaff from Los Angeles and from Chicago via Kansas City & Albuquerque. https://www.amtrak.com/routes/southwest-chief-train.html You don’t even have to leave Flagstaff to see rock art! Picture Canyon, a 2017 Conservation and Preservation Award winner, is right in town; travel along Historic Route 66 to get there.
The NAU Campus from their promotional material.
A unique feature of this year’s conference is the opportunity to stay on a modern university campus (see NAU map of the conference area) with excellent all-you-can-eat meals included in the price. Some of you may have vague memories of musty dorm rooms of the distant past. Modern “residential suites” are very different. Having seen the facilities, it’s more like a "hotel without coat hangers or a phone/TV in the room." We expect many ARARA Conference attendees (old friends and new) to reserve their rooms through the ARARA registration process. Hang out with us and have some fun! The accommodation and food opportunities are next door to the conference facility and the Board believes that these are going to be the best accommodations for the majority of our membership. The rooms are also a requirement for our use of the NAU conference facilities. As a result, we will contract for 120 members to stay on campus. If there is additional interest we can contract more rooms.
“Camping” in campers or other recreational vehicles is not allowed on campus. There are campgrounds and RV parks in the Flagstaff area, but you should reserve early. The Flagstaff tourism agency has the information on camping in the area at this link.
Below is information about these accommodations below from NAU material. Do not contact NAU to make reservations! We will do that through our own conference registration process.
Shared Room for Two People With One Bathroom
$125 including tax per night for the two people includes breakfast, lunch and dinner for each person per room night. Box lunches available for field trip days, included in price. Parking $5/car/weekday.
Two Private Bedrooms With Shared Bathroom