Where is it?
The Flagstaff Community Labyrinth is in Flagstaff, Arizona, USA, just over one mile from the center of downtown. But it feels much wilder than that.
Switch to satellite view, and zoom in to see the labyrinth. The easiest ways to get here are:
(1) The prettiest way: Take the #4 bus to the bus stop (marked) or park your vehicle at the Sinclair Wash Trailhead on Lone Tree Road (at Brannen Circle, 3 blocks south of REI). Then walk 3 minutes northeast on the trail until you see the word "labyrinth" painted on a rock on the north (left) side of the trail. Follow the painted arrows for 1 minute up the short steep trail to the Flagstaff Community Labyrinth. (Note: As of May 2022 the Google Map below incorrectly labels the Sinclair Wash Trail as "Arizona Trail").
(2nd option) Park on Jackson Drive, just north of Sawmill Road. Perfectly legal. Walk south across Sawmill Road. Keep the kids' play structure on your left, and follow the clear informal trail south for 1 minute.
(3rd option) Another lovely path: Park at Willow Bend Environmental Education Center, walk west on paved sidewalk thru Sawmill Park for 1 minute to the kids play structure, then walk SSW on the dirt trail. As the dirt trail branches, avoid the branches that go steeply down; instead keep right and descend gently.
Please IGNORE the address that Google Maps (below) incorrectly assigned to the labyrinth because it is the nearest street address (a duplex rented to students).
The only public restrooms are at the Willow Bend parking lot.
Switch to satellite view, and zoom in to see the labyrinth.
Another way to reach the labyrinth from the parking lot at Willow Bend is to take Willow Bend's signed trail down into the canyon; when you reach the main FUTS trail, take it west (right turn) for 2 minutes till you see the labyrinth sign on a rock (see photo). When the creek is flowing, this route will get your feet wet.
Unfortunately, the labyrinth is not wheelchair-accessible.
Click here to take a virtual walk on YouTube. But you really gotta go and walk it yourself.
There are at least 4 other labyrinths in Flagstaff, one at Epiphany Church, 423 North Beaver St. (Chartres pattern, with 4-inch wide paths [as wide as your foot] painted on concrete), one behind the church at 740 W. University Heights Dr. South (classic Iona pattern, medium-size rocks on the ground), one in front of the campus ministry building at 500 W. Riordan Rd (small rocks on gravel), and one behind The Peaks senior living community (description later, maybe). You can find other labyrinths at the worldwide labyrinth locator website.
In October 2018, this independently-created documentary appeared on YouTube.