The Coconino National Forest is one of the most diverse National Forests in the country with landscapes ranging from the famous red rocks of Sedona to Ponderosa pine forests, from southwestern desert to alpine tundra. Explore mountains and canyons, fish in small lakes, and wade in lazy creeks and streams.
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If you are experiencing smoke impacts from a fire on the Coconino National Forest, please submit a smoke report or complaint and we will get your information to fire managers and forest leadership.
Forest Plan Revision The proposed revised plan is now available online! See the May 2016 Update and Proposed Revised Plan to view the revised plan, response to comments, and read about our recent efforts. The proposed revised plan is a incorporates changes in response to comments received during the 90-day comment period held in 2013-4. Public comments are now closed as we work towards the final release of the plan projected for June 2017.
Roads Feedback WantedProposed Changes to Road and Area Designations: Read about proposed changes to road, trail, camping corridor, and other area designations for motor vehicle use on the Coconino National Forest. Public comments are welcome!
Fossil Creek, whose waters were diverted for nearly a 100 years to generate electricity now flows free as an officially designated Wild & Scenic River. Home for only native fish, Fossil Creek waters are once again doing what they have done for thousands of years — slowly building back the travertine deposits that formed the many terraces and pools that existed when Fossil Creek was first discovered — from which it drew its name. Article by by Greg McKelvey, geologist and president of Rim Country Camera Club appeared in the Payson Roundup on April 5, 2016
The Coconino National Forest is considering changes to which roads, trails, and areas are open to motor vehicle use on the Forest and would like your input. Over the years, the Forest has used public feedback to modify road, trail and area designations to better support a fun, safe, and ecologically sustainable motorized roads system. Read more details, access project documents, and download an interactive map of the proposed changes.