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Summer Nature Walks at Hart Prairie

Landscape of a mountain with trees in the foreground.
Mountain scene Hart Prairie Preserve © @edkendall


Event Overview

Join us this summer for guided nature walks at Hart Prairie Preserve in Northern Arizona. The walks will take place on 7/14, 7/28 or 8/18 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and will begin at the barn at the northernmost parking lot.

Learn about the natural and human history of the Flagstaff area, including its geology and the formation of the San Francisco Peaks, Aspen ecology, Bebb Willows and TNC’s ongoing conservation work at the preserve. Hikers of all levels are welcome, but be prepared for the 2-mile walk on uneven terrain. 

The walks are free and open to the public, but space is limited; registration is required. Sign up here or below before attending. Note: this is a guided walk limited to the nature trail, and members of the public will not have access to the historic buildings in the preserve. 

Please bring sturdy shoes, a hat, sunscreen, plenty of water and binoculars if desired. During monsoon season, in late July through August, be prepared for rain and bring the necessary equipment for inclement weather. When navigating, follow the Google Maps directions to "Hart Prairie Preserve" (there is no street address) and look for the front gate with a TNC logo on it. 

For more information, email Anthony at

In consideration of our sensitive wildlife habitats, we ask all visitors and guests to observe the following regulations:

  • All visitors must remain on established trails. Smoking is not permitted anywhere on the property.
  • Dogs, horses and other domestic animals are not permitted, except service animals.
  • Firearms, radios, tape players or electronic calling devices, bicycles, motorized vehicles, drones or other unmanned aerial vehicles and alcoholic beverages are prohibited.
  • No hunting, fishing, picnicking, camping or creating a fire.
  • Do not feed or disturb wildlife or damage or remove any plants, animals, wood, minerals, or artifacts; collecting of any kind is prohibited.

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