Nestled within a Ponderosa pine forest of over 400 acres, Fort Tuthill Park is a regional recreational destination in Northern Arizona that hosts large events such as the County Fair and Adventure Courses. It also boosts nature trails that access 663 acres of Ponderosa pine forest. Located just 2-miles south of Flagstaff, this multi-purpose park was once the summer training camp of the Arizona National Guard's 158th Regiment during World War I and II. Most of the buildings on site are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Wildlife enthusiasts can park next to the bike park and access several miles of loop trails within the Park. These trails also connect to the Flagstaff Urban Trail System and the Flagstaff Loop Trail (a 40-mile trail encircling Flagstaff)."
Activities at Fort Tuthill center around the County Fair, equestrian events, concerts at the award-winning Pepsi Amphitheater, Flagstaff X-treme Adventure Course, winter snowplay, picnic, ramadas, and a summer-season campground.
What You'll See
The popular Soldier's Trail, offers opportunities for bird-watching and wildlife viewing along the 5.5-mile loop within the park. Trail connections from the Soldier's Trail can be made to the FUTS, the Highlands Trail and the Flagstaff Loop Trail.
From Flagstaff, take I-17 south to exit 337. Make a right turn continuing across Highway 89A (Beulah Road) to access the main entrance.
Trails, campground, picnic, ramadas, restrooms.
Paved and unpaved parking for most facilities and activities.
There’s much more than just Ponderosa pines to see at this site. The oaks here are really important for wildlife, says wildlife biologist Rick Miller. But the star attraction here are the Abert’s squirrels. Learn all about their habits and how to read their signs, from squirrel expert Sylvester Allred.
Narrated by Rose Houk, recorded and produced by Diane Hope with funding from the AZGFD Heritage Fund.
Coconino County Parks & Recreation