Guide toFlagstaff, AZ

Overland Expo WEST is located in Flagstaff, Arizona, an area full of mountain trails, unmatched scenery, and fascinating history.

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FT. TUTHILL COUNTY PARK
FLAGSTAFF, AZ, USA
FRI 8-5 | SAT 8-5 | SUN 9-3

ABOUT THE VENUE

FORT TUTHILL

This historic property is just minutes from downtown Flagstaff, Arizona, the gateway to the Grand Canyon and Four Corners region. Fort Tuthill is Coconino County’s fairgrounds, with easy paved access just off Interstate 17 and across from the international airport; buildings and ramadas; organized campground for 1000 units plus adjacent unlimited Coconino National Forest dry camping; and best of all, all-weather access with pine trees throughout. The site also has an adventure ropes course and miles of mountain bike trails. We will run a free shuttle to and from parking and hotels in southern Flagstaff throughout the weekend.

DRIVING TIMES TO FLAGSTAFF:

OVERLAND ROUTES & RESOURCES

Cinder Hills OHV

Trips & Trails: The Cinder Hills of Northern Arizona

If you’ve ever wanted to overland on the moon, this is as close you can get. The Cinder Hills OHV Area resembles the moon’s surface, partially because NASA pockmarked a portion of the Cinder Lakes area to match the Apollo landing sites with a series of controlled explosions in 1967.

Looking for more ways to connect with others? Join one of the many overland groups traveling together before or after the show.

Expedition Portal | American Adventurist | ADVrider | Overland Bound

Looking for a scenic route that uses dirt, gravel, and paved roads to wind through remote parts of the region?

Backcountry Discovery Routes

OVERLAND ROUTE GUIDES

Plan an exploratory trip with friends before or after the event. The trails are suitable for an adventure motorcycle or 4WD vehicle.

The Coconino National Forest Service has additional maps you can download: http://www.fs.usda.gov/main/coconino/maps-pubs

ACCOMODATIONS

HOTELS AROUND FLAGSTAFF

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EXPO HOUSING SERVICES
WARNING: This is not a legitimate company. If you are contacted by them, do not use their services.

NEARBY RV PARKS

We do not allow motorhomes / RVs to camp on-site. It’s best to book a real RV park near Flagstaff.

RV PARKS IN THE LOVELAND AREA:

Check out reviews of various RV Parks and Campgrounds in the area.

CAMPING

Camp at the Fort Tuthill’s premier 413-acre regional park, nestled in the cool Ponderosa pine forest 3 miles south of Flagstaff. Camping areas include RV and tent sites with picnic tables, fire rings, nearby portable toilets, and water spigots. Reservations begin in December.

NATIONAL FOREST CAMPGROUNDS

Nearly the entire Coconino National forest has backcountry camping along most Forest Roads.

DISPERSED CAMPING

For those who prefer more solitude, dispersed camping is also allowed in Coconino National Forest. For a detailed guide to regulations and suggested sites, see: Dispersed camping. 

FOOD & DRINK

MACY'S COFFEE

It’s impossible to imagine Flagstaff without Macy’s, the hippie-esque coffee shop on Beaver Street just south of the railroad tracks. It feels like it’s been there forever, although it only opened in 1980. The triple latte is practically breakfast on its own—but don’t cheat yourself of their waffles, biscuits and gravy, or even the homemade granola.

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CRIOLLO

You can’t go wrong with a selection here. The ingredients are all sourced as locally as possible, including Arizona beef. Unlike many restaurants that do dinner well but fall down on dessert, Criollo keeps up the momentum all the way through. There isn’t a better restaurant in the state, counting quality, imagination, service, and price. 

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DIABLO BURGER

In Heritage Square, serve up outstanding burgers, fries, and brews; meats and many ingredients are entirely local to northern Arizona, and entirely addictive. Arrive hungry.

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CAMPUS COFFEE BEAN

Despite its location in a strip mall, the Campus Coffee Bean is another favorite, with easier parking than Macy’s and more room for larger groups. In addition to breakfast, they offer a full lunch menu. If you think you’re a hard-core coffee drinker, try the Hammerhead—three shots of espresso in a full cup of regular coffee.

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THE GALAXY DINER

Imagine the perfect diner to front historic Route 66, and you get the Galaxy. The waitresses don’t ride roller skates, but that’s about the only period trick missing here. And it’s not just a re-creation—the Galaxy has been around since the 1950s. 

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FLAGSTAFF BREWING COMPANY

The Flagstaff Brewing Company opened in 1994 in a 19th-century building right off Highway 66, is a low-key favorite and also the place to sample High Spirits’ amazing single malt, Arizona whisky (finished in mesquite-smoked barrels).

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THINGS TO DO

There are several fine destinations for a pre- or post-Expo tour of northern Arizona and adjacent states: Canyon de Chelly, Monument Valley, Wupatki, Sunset Crater, Chaco Canyon, Moab, historic Navajo trading posts, Zion National Park, Capitol Reef, historic Route 66, Sedona, Glen Canyon, Meteor Crater . . . trust us, you won’t run out of possibilities. 

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From engaging education sessions to exclusive exhibitor shopping, lively parties, and a strong sense of community—we had an amazing time celebrating this milestone with you! Check out the event recap at the link in our bio.🙌

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A glimpse of our top picks from Overland Expo West 2024 🧭 The range of overland vehicles at Overland Expo last weekend was truly unmatched! Whether vintage or modern, nearly stock or customized, there was a ride to suit everyone.

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Camping at West is the best!🏕️

Thank you to all of the campers this last weekend for being a big part of the event!

Camping passes for PNW, MTN West, & East are still available at the link in our bio!🔗

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That’s a wrap on Overland Expo West 2024!🧭

Thank you all for an awesome weekend—recap coming soon!

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What a Saturday at Overland Expo West 👏

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See you all out here for a beautiful Sunday!

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Get educated at Overland Expo West all weekend long!🎓

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