Your comments are welcome on proposed changes to the Red Rock Pass Program. Changes include trailhead improvements and eliminating fee areas in favor of specific fee sites. Give it a read and let us know what you think! Photo: View of Capitol Butte from Mescal Trail, one of several new trails in the Red Rock District. (2015 Deborah Lee Soltesz/USFS)
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Notes & Notices
Open for CommentProposed Changes to Road and Area Designations: Read about proposed changes to road, trail, camping corridor, and other area designations for motor vehicle use on the Coconino National Forest. Public comments are welcome!
Open for CommentRed Rock Pass Program Proposed Changes: Learn about proposed changes to the Red Rock Pass Program and how you can provide input to the program. Please submit your comments by January 1, 2016.
The Coconino National Forest is considering changes to which roads, trails, and areas are open to motor vehicle use on the Forest and would like your input. Over the years, the Forest has used public feedback to modify road, trail and area designations to better support a fun, safe, and ecologically sustainable motorized roads system. Read more details, access project documents, and download an interactive map of the proposed changes.
The Coconino National Forest is seeking comments from the public regarding proposed changes to the Red Rock Pass (RRP) fee program that will enable continued improvements to two new stand-alone fee sites, and reduce public confusion about fee sites versus fee areas.
It is proposed that the two current fee areas along State Routes 89A and 179 be eliminated, while recreation sites within the two current fee areas are retained as stand-alone fee sites. The proposal also seeks to add two new stand-alone fee sites to the RRP, to include Dry Creek Vista/Picnic Site and Fay Canyon Vista/Trailhead. This would result in a total of 20 stand-alone fee sites.
Public comments are open on the proposed changes are open until January 1, 2016. For more details and to read the full proposal, visit the Red Rock Pass Free Program Proposal page.