The Coconino National Forest is located in the center of Arizona
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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 forest lakes and wade in lazy creeks and streams.

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  •  C.C. Cragin (Blue Ridge) Reservoir and Forest Road  751 are closed for public safety until Spring 2015. Rock Crossing Campground nearby will remain open for the 2014 season. 
  • Ashurst Lake boat ramp is closed due to extremely low water that has produced hazards, ruts and objects that can cause damage to boat trailers.


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Recent News


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.

Flagstaff Ranger District Proposes Major Trail Changes

Steel Reserve Trail

The Coconino National Forest plans to revamp the Dry Lake Hills and Mount Elden trail systems, and needs the public to provide information about what they value most. The goal for this project is to accommodate the needs of all users – from bicyclists to climbers to equestrians and hikers – while establishing a sustainable system of trails.