The Coconino National Forest is located in the center of Arizona
Where is this Forest?

 
Lava-capped red rock cliffs of Oak Creek Canyon near Encinoso Day Use Site

Fourth Graders! Visit America's natural wonders, including Red Rock Country for free. Through September, the Every Kid in a Park Pass admits you and your family wherever the Red Rock Grand Annual Pass is accepted, including our heritage sites and Oak Creek Canyon and Sedona special fee areas: Grasshopper Point, Call of the Canyon, and Crescent Moon! Photo: Flickr

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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Sun obscured by heavy smoke

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.

 

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Fossil Creek: Geology In Real Time [Payson Roundup]

Waterfall on Fossil Creek

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


Public feedback welcome on proposed changes to motor vehicle use designations

Vehicle driving on a rocky, rough jeep road

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.


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Spotlights

Fossil Creek

Waterfall on Fossil Creek

Want to visit Fossil Creek? Get maps and info here! This remote creek, one of two Wild and Scenic Rivers in Arizona, is challenging to get to... know before you go!

Mogollon Rim Ranger District

View from the Mogollon Rim

Seemingly endless opportunities for fun! Go hike, fish, camp, bike, and so much more! Plus, the sweeping Rim views will make you feel like you're standing on the edge of the world!

 




Free Travel Maps

Travel map displayed on a mobile phone

Get a free hard copy Motor Vehicle Use Map that shows official roads and trails. We also offer full-color, GPS-enabled digital travel maps for a variety of devices.

Four Forest Restoration Initiative

Four Forest Restoration Initiative (4FRI)

The Coconino, Kaibab, Apache-Sitgreaves, and Tonto National Forests are engaged in a collaborative initiative to restore fire-adapted ecosystems in the Southwestern Region.



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