CSA Summit Events & Activities

Pre-Summit Events:  Wednesday, October 11, 2023

Walnut Canyon National Monument Tour

  • Date/Time/Location: Wednesday, October 11, 2023, from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM, 3 Walnut Canyon Rd., Flagstaff
    • 9:00 AM – Transportation provided leaves High Country Conference Center for Walnut Canyon 

    • 9:20 AM – Arrive at Walnut Canyon

    • 9:30 AM – Introduction by Superintendent Ullmann to the Flagstaff Area National Monuments/Walnut Canyon
    • 9:40 AM Option A: Island Trail Interpretive Hike

      The Island Trail is a one-mile round-trip hike that descends into Walnut Canyon, passing by 25 cliff dwellings along the route. The trail is a steep 185-foot vertical descent and strenuous 185-foot return climb on a series of paved steps. The elevation at the Visitor Center is ~6700 feet above sea level. Wear sturdy shoes and dress in layers. 

      9:40 AM Option B: Walnut Canyon Visitor Center and Rim Interpretive Tour

      For those who don’t wish to take the hike into the Canyon on the Island Trail, a guided tour of the Visitor Center, the Canyon’s history, and views from the Rim will be offered.

      11:15 AM Hike and Tours conclude.

      11:30 AM Transportation loads up and heads back to Drury Inn.

      12:00 PM Arrive back at Drury Inn in time for lunch at 12:30 PM at the Brews and Cues, located at 3 South Beaver Street, Flagstaff, AZ 86001; (928) 779-0079      

      Walnut Canyon Location: Exit 204 off I-40, 7.5 miles east of Flagstaff; drive south 3 miles to the visitor center.

      Applicable clothing/shoe: Sturdy shoes, dress in layers for hiking.

Note: Please indicate on the Summit Registration Form your interest in participating in this tour.

Sustainable Building Discovery Adventure

  • Date/Time/Location: Wednesday, October 11, 2023, from 9:00 AM – 1:30 PM
    • 9:00 AM – Meet at High Country Conference Center; look for the tour sign

    • 9:30 AM – Tour begins — walk or ride with tour guides

    • 12:30 PM – Lunch gathering at Brews and Cues, 3 South Beaver Street, Flagstaff, (928) 779-0079    
  • Event Detail

Coconino County is excited to invite CSA attendees to a guided tour of homes and buildings that incorporate regional sustainability through design, reuse, and innovative approaches. The Sustainable Building Tour will begin at the Drury Inn (next to the Conference Center) where attendees will join county colleagues on a two-hour educational journey through centralized neighborhoods in beautiful Flagstaff. All tour locations are just a short distance away from the Drury Inn, around a six-block radius (less than 1 mile). The tour concludes at the Lumberyard Brewery, where attendees are invited to join their CSA colleagues for lunch. The Lumberyard Brewery was certified by Coconino County’s Sustainable Building Program in 2010 as a community revitalization project and model for incorporating sustainability through creative and inspiring approaches. Please come prepared for the tour, including proper shoes, water bottles, and jackets as needed. Visit Coconino County’s Sustainable Building Program’s website  (www.coconino.az.gov/sustainablebuilding) for more information about the various sustainable building projects throughout this diverse region.  Coconino County contact is Amanda Acheson, Sustainability Assistant to the County Manager, aacheson@coconino.az.gov or 928.679.8853.

Applicable clothing/shoes necessary: Sturdy shoes, dress in layers for walking.

Note: Please indicate on the Summit Registration Form your interest in participating in this tour.

Golfing at Continental Country Club  (12 people maximum)

  • Date/Time/Location: Wednesday, October 11, 2023, from 10:00 a.m., 2380 N. Oakmont Dr., Flagstaff
    • 9:45 AM  – Check-in at the Continental Country Club 
    • 10:00 AM – Tee time for first set of four people
    • 10:10 AM – Tee time for second set of four people
    • 10:20 AM – Tee time for third set of four people
  • Event Detail

    Coconino County has generously secured free golf for the first 12 people to sign up for this CSA Summit event.  There will be three groups of four (for a maximum of 12 people at this rate) beginning at 10:00 a.m.  There is limited space available.  A cart is included.  Transportation to the Country Club is on your own.  Driving time is approximately 15 minutes from the Drury Inn.  The tee times are listed above.  Please be aware that Flagstaff has varying unpredictable weather during the fall season.  Please be prepared to bring warmer clothes (dress in layers) and proper footwear.

    Note: Please indicate on the Summit Registration Form your interest in participating in golf. CSA can assist in coordinating foursomes. This is not a tournament.  Please be courteous . . . if you sign up for golf and will not be able to, please let us know as soon as possible so the next person may be added since golf is limited.

Coconino County Hosted Dinner:  Thursday, October 12, 2023

  • Date/Time/Location: Thursday, October 12, 2023, from 4:30 PM – 9:00 PM, Pepsi Amphitheater at Fort Tuthill County Park, 2446 Ft. Tuthill Loop, Flagstaff
    • 4:30 PM – Transportation provided from Drury Inn to Fort Tuthill
      • There will be staggered vans leaving the Drury Inn for transportation to Fort Tuthill.
      • If driving on your own, driving time is approximately 15 minutes.
    • 5:00 p.m. – Reception and Dinner outside in the Pepsi Amphitheater
    • 9:00 p.m. – Transportation provided back to Drury Inn; there will be staggered vans leaving at intervals
  • Event Detail

    Please join our Summit host Coconino County for an evening of great food, entertainment, and art.  The event will be held outdoors so please dress warmly in layers.  There will be heaters available, but October can be cold. 

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