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Flagstaff Urban Trails System (FUTS)
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Martin Ince
Multi-Modal Transportation Planner

City of Flagstaff
211 West Aspen Avenue
Flagstaff, Arizona  86001

Ph: (928) 213-2685
Flagstaff Urban Trails System
The Flagstaff Urban Trails System (FUTS, say "foots") is a city-wide network of non-motorized, shared-use pathways that are used by bicyclists, walkers, hikers, runners, and other users for both recreation and transportation.

At present there are just over 50 miles of FUTS trails in Flagstaff. The overall master plan shows about 80 miles of future trails, to complete a planned system of 130 miles.

About half of the miles of existing trails are paved, either in concrete or asphalt, and half consist of a hard-packed, aggregate surface. FUTS trails are generally eight or ten feet in width.

FUTS trails offer an incredibly diverse range of experiences; some trails are located along busy streets, while others traverse beautiful natural places - canyons, riparian areas, grasslands, meadows, and forests - all within the urban area of Flagstaff. The system connects neighborhoods, shopping, places of employment, schools, parks, open space, and the surrounding National Forest, and allows users to combine transportation, recreation and contact with nature.

With a few exceptions, FUTS trails are operated and maintained by the City of Flagstaff.

According to the City of Flagstaff Citizen Survey 2009, 78 percent of Flagstaff residents have used the FUTS trail system in the last year.

Walking and biking survey
The City of Flagstaff, in partnership with North Country Health Care's Hermosa Vida project, conducted a short survey on walking and biking to help us identify places in Flagstaff where it’s good to walk or bike, and places where walking and biking need improvement. More than 450 responses were received.  Information from the survey will be used to develop pedestrian and bicycle master plans, and to identify future projects to improve walking and biking in Flagstaff.  Results from the survey will be released soon.

Stay Informed

If you would like to receive periodic updates and other information of interest related to FUTS, go to the Notify Me page and subscribe to the Flagstaff Urban Trails System list.

You can also follow FUTS on Facebook and Twitter.

trail surveyFUTS Trail Users Survey Summary Report
The FUTS Trail Users Survey Summary Report can be downloaded by following this link. This report includes the result of a survey of FUTS trail users conducted during July of 2011. A total of 220 surveys were submitted.


Adopt-A-FUTS is a great opportunity for local non-profits, clubs and organizations, businesses, neighborhood associations, schools, families, and individuals to help improve our FUTS trails and make a visible difference in the community. Follow this link for more information.

Flagstaff Urban Trails and Bikeways Map

The updated Flagstaff Urban Trails and Bikeways Map was reprinted in June of 2013 and is available at various City offices and facilities, as well as select stores and shops around town.

FUTS Trail Descriptions

FUTS Trail Descriptions provide detailed information for 35 trail segments, including a narrative description, length, surface material, grades and elevation, destinations along the trail, intersecting trails, future plans, and photos.

Current FUTS Project Status

The Current FUTS Project Status page provides detailed information on the status of FUTS trail projects that are under construction or in the planning or design process. A downloadable summary of this information is contained in the FUTS Project Status Report, which is updated quarterly.

FUTS Planning

More than 80 miles of planned, future FUTS trails are depicted on the FUTS Master Plan. This section also includes small-area trails plans for downtown, McMillan Mesa, and east Flagstaff; and describes the process for determining priorities for future trails.

FUTS Trail Courtesy

A few simple suggestions for FUTS Trail Courtesy to make using the trails enjoyable and safe for all users.