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


Butterflies observed in Hart Prarie, west of the San Francisco Peaks

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, to alpine tundra. Explore mountains and canyons, fish in small lakes and wade in lazy creeks and streams.

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2014 Stakeholder Report Cover Check out the new Stakeholder Report, which reports on projects, work and the Coconino NF budget for the past year!
  • The Coconino provides firewood for personal use both on a free-use permit and a paid permit basis. A permit must be acquired by anyone harvesting any firewood, except for small amounts for campfires gathered at the campfire site. Firewood permit sales begin April 17, 2015. Firewood cutting season starts April 18, 2015. Keep an eye on Forest Products Permits for up-to-date information for the 2015 season.
  • Drivers! Many forest roads are opening up following the winter season. Be aware many are still closed due to muddy conditions that can lead to cars getting stuck and road damage. Check the Forest Road Status page for up-to-date information.
  • The latest Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM) is available at all Coconino National Forest offices for free! You can also download the MVUM map on your computer, tablet, or Garmin!

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Roving Ranger Programs

Ranger on top of San Francisco Peaks giving a talk.

Presented to you by a partnership team comprised of both National Park Service and Forest Service rangers and volunteers, the Roving Rangers provide FREE RANGER PROGRAMS that are a fun and entertaining way to learn about and experience the great outdoors with family, friend, and your neighborly park and forest rangers! Come exploring with us today!

Walnut Canyon Special Study

Walnut Canyon

The U.S. Forest Service and the National Park Service jointly conducted a special study to explore management options for an area of land surrounding Walnut Canyon National Monument.

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