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Museum of Northern Arizona

About Coyote Springs

Coyote Springs is a small, ungated community with a rich history and strong ties to the Museum of Northern Arizona.

Its centerpiece is the Colton house, which was built in 1929. Coyote Springs homes are built using indigenous materials in modernized versions of the Spanish Colonial, Pueblo Revival, and Craftsman/Bungalow styles in keeping with the Colton house. The lots range from 1-1/3 to 5 acres.

Museum memberships are provided to all community residents in an effort to promote education and appreciation for the Southwest.

Museum image by Jllm06 - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, Link


Coyote Springs is a private, ungated community located 2 miles northwest of downtown Flagstaff on 43 acres surrounding the Colton estate. A Coyote Springs pamphlet states, "Sensitively placed around the hilly terrain of Ponderosa pine and one million year-old lava flows, each property provides an intimate individual setting while making a low physical and aesthetic impact on the surrounding environment."

There is a system of trails and several acres of wilderness area adjacent to the community where residents are free to explore and treasure the wildlife.

Landmarks & Attractions

Museum of Northern Arizona

According to Dr. Colton, the Museum of Northern Arizona was created "to increase and diffuse knowledge and appreciation of art and science, to collect and preserve objects of artistic and scientific interest, to protect historic and prehistoric sites, works of art, scenic places and wildlife, to provide facilities for research, and to offer opportunities for aesthetic enjoyment." It is focused on the Colorado Plateau.

From the website:

The Museum has evolved into a regional center of learning with collections, exhibits, educational programs, publications, and research projects that serve thousands of people each year. As the only accredited museum within 150 miles of Flagstaff, the Museum of Northern Arizona plays a vital role as interpreter of the Colorado Plateau.

Its stunning 200-acre campus is nestled at the base of the San Francisco Peaks, and provides several venues that may be reserved for entertaining, including Branigar Hall and the historic Colton house.

The Colton House

The centerpiece of the community, the Colton house is a first-class retreat center that has been restored to its original 1929 aesthetic condition, though it has been upgraded structurally and mechanically. Dr. and Mrs. Colton bequeathed the estate to the Museum of Northern Arizona in the early 1970's. | Website

Coyote Club Membership

All owners in Coyote Springs are members of the Coyote Club with these privileges:

  • Complimentary Coyote Club Museum of Northern Arizona Membership.
  • Annual usage of the historic Colton House.
  • Use of the Colton House Annex at a nominal charge for guests.
  • Complimentary consultation in acquiring Southwest art and crafts.
  • Unlimited free admission for the entire family.
  • Viewing access to the Museum’s architectural and regional history archival files and images.
  • Year-round discount in Museum shop and bookstore.
  • Preferred registration and discount for classes, workshops, lectures at the Museum.
  • Invitations to special Museum events, openings and annual alumni open house events.
  • Subscription to Plateau Journal.
  • Discount on Museum publications.


19th-century American settlers used the little spring named Coyote Springs, emerging from an ancient lava flow, for stock watering, farming, and household needs. In the 1920's Mrs. Colton named the spring.

The Colton house and the Museum are both the brainchildren of Dr. Harold Sellers Colton and artist Mary-Russell Ferrell Colton, who first visited the Southwest in 1912. Dr. Colton was a zoology professor at the University of Pennsylvania whose zest for knowledge went far beyond that field and who would be forever excited by the many research opportunities in northern Arizona. Mrs. Colton was equally intrigued by the native peoples and scenic grandeur of the region, and she spent many hours sketching and painting them. After numerous visits to the region, they moved to Flagstaff in 1926 to pursue their mutual and individual interests.

The Coltons became involved in efforts to create a local museum that would display the natural and human wonders of the area. Combining their skill and benevolence, and in response to the urging of prominent citizens of both Flagstaff and Tucson, they helped the community found the Museum of Northern Arizona (MNA) in 1928. The Museum is a regionally based institution that researches, collects, and exhibits all that represents northern Arizona and the Colorado Plateau. Dr. Colton became MNA Director and Mrs. Colton the Curator of Art and Ethnology, allowing them to follow and explore their respective interests in science and art, and making MNA the spirited, multifaceted institution we enjoy today.

Mrs. Colton received a certificate of appreciation from the United States Department of the Interior, Indian Arts and Crafts Board in 1935. In 1982, she was inducted into the Arizona Women's Hall of Fame.


There are no restaurants in the small community itself, but downtown Flagstaff is just 2 miles away.

Among staples like Domino's Pizza and Subway, the closest restaurants include:

Hot Wok Express
1000 N Humphreys St, Ste 243
Flagstaff, AZ 86001

Mama Burger
991 N Fort Valley Rd
Flagstaff, AZ 86001

KickStand Kafé
719 N Humphreys
Flagstaff, AZ 86001

O Sushi
1068 N San Francisco St
Flagstaff, AZ 86001


1000 N Humphreys St
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
(Downtown Flagstaff)


Mt Calvary Lutheran Elementary and Sechrist Elementary School are on the way to Flagstaff, and there are more than a few schools located just 2 miles away in downtown Flagstaff, including:

Flagstaff High School & Flagstaff Middle School
400 W Elm Ave
Flagstaff, AZ 86001

Flagstaff Community Christian School
755 N Bonito St
Flagstaff, AZ 86001

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