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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Construction & Trails Temporary road construction work near the junction of Rocky Ridge Trail and the Arizona Trail, west of Mount Elden in Flagstaff. Nearby residents may hear construction noise during the day. Schultz Creek trailhead, Schultz Creek Trail, and Rocky Ridge Trail have been reopened following last week's construction. A short segment of the Arizona Trail just south of Rocky Ridge Trail has been closed and rerouted around the construction. View current road construction and trail closure map [PDF 1.4MB].
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!
When you fly your remote controlled quadcopter, helicopter, or other aircraft around a wildfire, you are endangering lives and property. Your RC aircraft poses a serious danger to the emergency aircraft and firefighting crew both in the air and on the ground. When you fly, we must ground our helicopters to keep from further endangering the lives and safety of fire fighters, pilots, and everyone else in the area.
Whether you are an enthusiast or a member of the media, flying an RC aircraft around a wildfire interferes with critical emergency operations. Quadcopters being flown around a wildfire has already created situations that resulted in serious property damage.
We are seeking comments from the public regarding proposed changes to the Red Rock Pass (RRP) fee program that will enable continued improvements to two new stand-alone fee sites, and reduce public confusion about fee sites versus fee areas. We are not proposing any change to the amount of the current Red Rock Pass fee.
Approximately 90 percent of the revenue generated by fees is used for the care, upkeep and enhancement of the fee sites, to improve visitor service and protect the environment. The Sedona/Red Rock area receives more than 2 million visitors annually, many of whom visit the Coconino National Forest. The Red Rock Pass fee program is designed to provide high quality forest vistas, trailheads and picnic areas to meet the expectations of the area’s visitors.