Fort Tuthill County Park

Nestled in the cool Ponderosa pine forest 3 miles south of Flagstaff, AZ, the County’s premier 413-acre regional park is open year round as a recreation destination. Throughout the year, outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy the multi-use trails, archery, and the many events and outdoor recreation programs offered.

Pickin’ in the Pines is held on the grounds of Fort Tuthill County Park and we rent several areas and facilities for our events. Click on the map below for the full version.

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Fort Tuthill Park Information

The Pepsi Amphitheater

The Main Stage at the Pepsi Amphitheater is nestled among the tall pines in Fort Tuthill County Park in Flagstaff, AZ. Pepsi Amphitheater at Ft. Tuthill County Park is northern Arizona’s newest and largest outdoor amphitheater. This state-of-the-art facility holds up to 2,500 people and features a large grassy lawn and a seating area with over 500 built-in chairs. The amphitheater’s construction was made possible by the voters of Coconino County and was funded by the Coconino Parks and Open Space Program, Arizona State Parks Heritage Fund grants and Coconino County. Flagstaff Friends of Traditional Music leases Pepsi Amphitheater for the Pickin’ in the Pines Bluegrass & Acoustic Music Festival. With safety as a primary concern, you may be subject to search at certain events. The amphitheater management reserves the right to refuse admission. Get driving directions at the bottom of this page.

Panoramic image courtesy of Jeff Handley of Enviropix from 2007.
There is a new permanent roof over the seats for 2015,
see more pictures on our latest news page.

The Commercial Building

Our renowned Band Contest and many educational and lively Workshops are held in The Commercial Building throughout the weekend. Additionally, a Contra and Square Dance with instruction, live music and a caller for all levels is held in this facility.

The Navajo Ramada

Smaller more intimate workshops are often held in this outdoor ramada, but the big event is our Pancake Breakfast held on Sunday morning at 7 am. Walk up and smell the coffee. See the Workshop Schedule for more information.

The Yavapai Ramada

Smaller more intimate workshops are often held in this outdoor ramada including the Kanikapila, which is a traditional Hawaiian Jam hosted by our long-time supporter and festival volunteer Kawika Wave. See the Workshop Schedule for more information.

The Campgrounds

We offer camping accommodations for many types of camping. Please visit our Camping page for full details. All camping areas are a moderate, 1/8- to 1/4-mile walk from the amphitheater. There will be a free shuttle service between the campground and the amphitheater running approximately every 15 minutes from one half hour before the main stage opens, until one half hour until the main stage closes. The campgrounds connect to the Flagstaff Urban Trail System (FUTS), where you can hike or bike for miles.

Directions

The Pepsi Amphitheater at Fort Tuthill County Park (formerly Pine Mountain Amphitheater) is located inside Fort Tuthill County Park, and is 2 hours from Phoenix, 3.5 hours from Tucson, 4 hours from Las Vegas, and 7 hours from Los Angeles, and 8 hrs from San Diego. The facility is located off exit 337 on I-17; the entrance is on Route 89A. Hotels and the city of Flagstaff are north of the facility on I-17 or Beulah Boulevard, Sedona is to the south on 89A. Phoenix and Tucson are to the south on I-17.

Take Interstate 17 South to Exit 337. Turn right. Go straight at stop sign into the park. Follow signs for “Amphitheater”.

Take Interstate 17 North to exit 337. Turn left. Go straight at stop sign into the park. Follow signs for “Amphitheater”.

Merge onto Interstate 17 South via Exit 195 (toward Highway 89-A South/Sedona/Phoenix). Take Interstate 17 South to Exit 337. Turn right. Go straight at stop sign into the park. Follow signs for “Amphitheater”.

Take Exit 195 (toward Highway 89-A North/Flagstaff/Grand Canyon). Merge onto Interstate 17 South via the exit on the LEFT toward Sedona/Phoenix. Take Interstate 17 south to Exit 337. Turn right. Go straight at stop sign into the park. Follow signs for “Amphitheater”.

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Fort Tuthill County Park

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