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

Wildflowers explode with blooms along Humphreys Trail, framing the view of the distant desert beyond.

Photo (above, Flickr): Wildflowers explode in bloom alongside the route to the very top of Arizona, Humphreys Trail. on the Flagstaff Ranger District. Taken July 2015 by Brent Johnston. Credit: USDA Forest Service, Coconino National Forest.

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 NF, please submit a smoke report or complaint and we will get your information to fire managers and forest leadership.

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New Red Rock Country Trail Maps

View of the red rock formations around Sedona, Arizona

Heading to Sedona or Oak Creek Canyon for to hike, bike, or take the horse out for a ride? Download the new Red Rock Country trails maps! Six maps show detailed trails and recreation site information for Oak Creek Canyon and the Red Rock Country around Sedona. Plus, find recreation guides, trail descriptions, maps, and more!

Get Involved in Fossil Creek's Future

Fossil Creek

The Red Rock Ranger District will be initiating the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process for proposing changes to Fossil Creek in order to protect river resources and enhance public safety. We would like your involvement in the future. Learn how to receive details about management changes and get involved in the process.

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Lava River Cave

Lava River Cave

This mile-long lava tube cave was formed roughly 700,000 years ago by molten rock that erupted from a volcanic vent in nearby Hart Prairie. The cave is 14 miles north of Flagstaff.

Griffith Spring

Pines reflected in a pool at Griffith Spring

Charming mile-long loop hike beneath the cool pines to Griffith Spring. Just a few minutes from Flagstaff, Arizona.


Free Motor Vehicle 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.

If you fly, we can't!

Public Awareness Poster: If you fly, we can

When you fly your remote controlled aircraft around a wildfire, our aircraft must stay on the ground, endangering lives and property. Stay clear of wildfires and other emergency incidents!

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