A forest oasis in the iconic desert highlands, just three hours from Phoenix
Return to the earth naturally in a 160-acre forest with dramatic mountain views
What makes our Flagstaff forest special:
- Dramatic views of Arizona’s tallest peaks
- An expansive meadow that blooms with wildlife and wildflowers
- An ancient grove of quaking aspen trees
A protected forest with inspiring views
The forest blooms with wildflowers in spring and offers stunning sunsets over the expansive meadow, lighting up the tallest peaks in Arizona in purple and pink.
A private spot for your memorial
Choose a section that speaks to you. Unforgettable sunsets over Larkspur Meadow, a grove of ancient quaking aspens, or the butterscotch aroma of ponderosas on the ridge.
A beautiful place for your loved ones to visit
Your visitors will enjoy being surrounded by the majestic mountains and ancient, golden-leafed quaking aspens, just one hour from the Grand Canyon and Sedona.
How it works
Get to know us
Let us introduce ourselves and answer your questions. Learn about how we maintain our forests or how we help with personalized planning.
Tour a forest
Experience the sights and sounds of the forest and learn what makes each section unique. Tour online from the comfort of home or in-person with one of our forest stewards.
Gather your loved ones
When it’s time, your ashes are mixed with soil and returned to the base of your tree during a personalized memorial ceremony.
Leave a legacy
Give your loved ones a beautiful place to remember you and help protect a forest for future generations.
Find your perfect resting place
Each forest section has its own character. Explore Flagstaff in a guided, online tour with a Better Place Forests advisor.
Sunset Meadowview blooms with the full beauty of the forest
Savor a front row seat to the expansive meadow, where a kaleidoscope of wildflowers bloom and wildlife frolics.
Goldenleaf Grove is a sublime experience of ancient quaking aspens
Enjoy the majestic sight of quaking aspens as soothing birdsong and the unforgettable sound of trembling aspen leaves fill the air.
Ponderosa Ridge is a remote sanctuary
From the inviting aroma of the ponderosa pines, to the short walk to stunning views of the San Francisco Peaks, you’ll find the perfect place to get lost in thought.
More about Better Place Forests
A beautiful place for you and your loved ones.
Serving you in life and beyond
During your tree selection
Explore the Flagstaff forest with a free online tour from a trained advisor.
At your memorial ceremony
Our forest stewards ensure your memorial ceremony honors your wishes and celebrates your story.
For years to come
From travel support to ensuring a peaceful visit, our local stewards are here for you and your loved ones.
Ready to learn more?
Schedule your online tour today.