Freaky Foot Tours - Flagstaff's Premier Haunted Walking Tour
Private Haunted Tours
Flagstaff's history is inextricably tied to the westward expansion of the railroad in the 1880s. But along with the opportunities came the growing pains —fires, accidents, prostitution and rivalries...
Join the premier walking tour of historic downtown Flagstaff, where we’ll hit up all the haunts worth hanging out in! Freaky Foot Tours of Flagstaff is locally owned and has operated foot tours in Northern Arizona since 2015. We’ve grown from offering haunted tours strictly for seasonal Halloween adventures leading small groups to offering several tours a week, seven months of the year for entire bus loads! Our freaky guides are home-grown performers who love to get their freak flag flying–and they’re looking forward to walking you through the darker side of Flagstaff’s history and streets.
Once upon a time in the mid-1800s Flagstaff was home to a few sheep herders and ranchers who settled the land under the Homestead Act. That all changed when the railroad came through around 1892 and the tiny settlement at the base of the San Francisco Peaks sprouted saloons and gambling halls (and a few merchandising stores) almost overnight. The town avoided the fate of many a railroad boom town because of the foresight of businessmen like E.E. Ayer, who opened the town’s saw mill just weeks after the first train ran through. The saw mill provided steady employment for men and their families and where there are families, churches, schools and mercantile ventures sprang up. Not that the saloons and bars disappeared! The vices of the West remained and many a colorful character was known to wander the town, looking for a gun fight or a game of poker to pass his time.
I did the Halloween ghost tour of Flagstaff with a bunch of friends and wow was it fun. Dre's stories not only where interesting they also had a lot of humor and theatrics to it. As someone who has lived here for nearly a decade I also learned a ton about local history and events. I would, and have, recommended this for others and will definitely go and do another tour in the future.
Excellent tour with great stories. Dre does a wonderful job narrating and setting up the story, while dealing with the normal city noise behind him expertly. Flagstaff has quite a bit to discuss within easy walking distance to City Hall. Definitely worth checking out, but make sure to dress warmly!! There's not as much walking to keep you warm as you'd think as everything is so close together.
Flagstaff Freaky Foottours was one of the highlights of my trip to Northern Arizona. Though I am not normally into "scary stories" and was not sure what to expect, it was honestly wonderful! Yes, they were ghost stories, but the tour also presented a new side of Flagstaff history that I would have otherwise never heard about. It was honestly fascinating! The tour guide was very informed and personable and the entire tour was just overall very organized. Would absolutely recommend! :)