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

Phlox blooming in the forest near Mormon Lake, May 2015

Photo (above): Phlox blooming in the forest near Mormon Lake. Taken May 2015 by Deborah Lee Soltesz. 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, 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!
  • Cinder Hills Off Highway Vehicle Area - FR 776 Partial Closure (map, 600kB): There is no direct access between FR 776 and FR 545 (Sunset Crater-Wupatki Scenic Loop Drive). Access to the Cinder Hills OHV area is through the junction of FR 776 and Highway 89. Off-road travel between FR 545 and FR 776 is prohibited. Use the free Motor Vehicle Use Map, which shows where motorized vehicle travel is legally permitted.
  • Only you can prevent wildfires! Remember, explosives, fireworks, or combustion engines without a working spark arresting device are prohibited on the Coconino National Forest. Please read to Order R03-004 (PDF, 2 MB) posted in Forest Orders. This order has been renewed through June 1, 2017.
  • 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. See Forest Products Permits for info for the 2015 season.
  • 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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