Visit Bearizona Things to do in Flagstaff
Arizona has many places for to view and interact with animals either in nature, wildlife parks or in a zoo.
Northern Arizona is a gateway to the Grand Canyon and has a couple great spots to visit to see the wildlife.
Bearizona is a unique spot in Arizona to see animals up close. Bearizona is located in Williams just west of Flagstaff. The park is divided into two parts.
The first part is the drive through wildlife park where you are allowed to drive your car through eight different areas to view animals in their natural habitat.
We really enjoyed visiting this zoo, it was unlike any other in Arizona. The animals are within a few feet of your car, so keep the windows up.
Drive Through Wildlife Park
Each area is marked by a gate and a rumble like strip area you will feel as you drive over.
The first enclosure area is home to the Rocky Mountain goats, followed by the burros and the bison. The third area is home to the wolves, who were not shy when we visited. Next you will loop around to see the Dall sheep, the white bisons and the bighorn sheep. The black bears are the last area. There are several dens near the road where bears were sleeping. Later on in the day they were walking around the woods and across the road.
Tip: You can drive through the area as often as you like, so if you want to see the animals again just loop back around. When we visited at 1:00 the wolves were active and the bears were sleeping. By 3:30 the bears were awake and the wolves were sleeping.
Second Area of Bearizona Wildlife Park
After you make the two mile loop you can park and visit the second part of Bearizona. The second area of the park is a small zoo that has birds of prey, bears, petting zoo, raccoons, lynx and several other animals. To the right of the path past the lynx there is a large open viewing area for the younger bears.
There is also a cave you can walk through and see the bears (through the glass) sleeping inside of the cave. There were about ten bears when we visited. My daughter said we "hit the jackpot of bears."
The petting zoo is home to chickens, ducks and goats. When we visited they had three 9 week old baby bears they were bottle feeding at the gift shop. They were so cute and fun to watch. The paths are wide and well kept. There is a gift shop, bathrooms, and area to purchase food.
Hours: 8-6 (visit website hours vary depending on season) Address: 1500 E. Route 66 Williams, AZ
Phone: 928-635-2289 Website: www.bearizona.com