Crowley Pit Snow Play Area


2015-16 Winter Season: Crowley Pit is now open for the winter season with no amenities. Toilets and dumpsters are anticipated to be in place by November 27, 2015. Until then, please come prepared to pack out your own trash.

Crowley Pit is a large depression along Route 180 north of Flagstaff which makes an excellent place to enjoy some sledding in the winter snow.  The snow-play area is undeveloped and there are no facilities.

At a Glance

Usage: Heavy
Closest Towns: Flagstaff, AZ
Water: No
Restroom: No
Operated By: Flagtaff Ranger District - 928-526-0866

General Information


Crowley Pit: From Flagstaff, head northwest on Highway 180, approximately 9.8 miles (about 1 mile past the Flagstaff Nordic Center), turn left at the parking sign (mile post 233), and continue to the parking area. (The only sign for Crowley is a "Parking" sign-- no other indication.)

GPS (Map): 35°22'54.6"N 111°47'11.2"W


Crowley Pit Sledding Area Map

General Notes:

Parking is limited and there is no official parking lot.  The areas for parking include the sides of the short road into the pit area and a small turnaround near the pit that fills up with vehicles quickly.  It is illegal and unsafe to park along Highway 180.

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