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

Geronimo Spring, Sycamore Canyon Wilderness

Photo (above, Flickr): Geronimo Spring, along Little L.O. Trail #6, northern Sycamore Canyon Wilderness. 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, 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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Notes & Notices

Pink fireworks exploding in the night sky. Whether you are camping, boating, hiking, or fishing, have a lot of fun in the Forest this Independence Day Weekend! But, remember, fireworks are strictly prohibited on Forest lands on the Coconino and throughout the Forests of the Southwest. See Forest Orders for camping and campfire restrictions, closures, and other information you need before going out to enjoy this holiday weekend. Happy Fourth of July!



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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!

2014 Stakeholder Report

2014 Stakeholder Report Cover

At the beginning of each year we produce a Stakeholder Report that reports on various projects of the previous year, which gives a snapshot of the wonderful work going on across the Coconino National Forest. 

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Knoll Lake

Canoe resting on the shore of Knoll Lake

This secluded forest lake, surrounded by ponderosa pines, provides a scenic setting for picnicking, fishing, canoeing, and other activities.

Rim Road Scenic Drive

View from the Mogollon Rim

A scenic drive along the Mogollon Rim, one of the most striking geologic features in Arizona. This steep escarpment stretches diagonally two thirds of the way across Arizona.


No Fireworks!

Pink fireworks exploding against the night sky.

Enjoy this Independence Day Weekend in the Forest, but remember, fireworks are strictly prohibited!

Four Forest Restoration Initiative

Four Forest Restoration Initiative (4FRI)

The Coconino, Kaibab, Apache-Sitgreaves, and Tonto National Forests are engaged in a collaborative initiative to restore fire-adapted ecosystems in the Southwestern Region.

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