We have reservations in the Grand Canyon for 3 nights starting October 6th and then we are going on to Sedona. If the park is closed and we decided to stay in Flagstaff for two nights and then an extra night in Sedona, what are the best things to see in the Flagstaff area? We like easy to moderate hikes from one to four miles. I'm looking at the Painted Desert, but reading you go to their Visitor Center in the Petrified Forest National Park. Are there areas of the Painted Desert that can be seen not inside the National Park? Also enjoy areas with water or forests. Thanks for any advice you can give.