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

View into the Inner Basin of the San Francisco Peaks

Photo (above, Flickr): October 2, 2015 - View looking northeast looking down into the Inner Basin of the San Francisco Peaks. The fall color season has arrived in Lockett Meadow, the Inner Basin, Mt. Elden, and the northern flanks of the Peaks. See Fall Colors on the Coconino for resources to help you plan your autumn adventures. Photo 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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Sun obscured by heavy smoke

If you are experiencing smoke impacts from a fire on the Coconino NF, please submit a smoke report or complaint and we will get your information to fire managers and forest leadership.


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New Red Rock Country Trail Maps

View of the red rock formations around Sedona, Arizona

Heading to Sedona or Oak Creek Canyon for to hike, bike, or take the horse out for a ride? Download the new Red Rock Country trails maps! Six maps show detailed trails and recreation site information for Oak Creek Canyon and the Red Rock Country around Sedona. Plus, find recreation guides, trail descriptions, maps, and more!

Get Involved in Fossil Creek's Future

Fossil Creek

The Red Rock Ranger District will be initiating the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process for proposing changes to Fossil Creek in order to protect river resources and enhance public safety. We would like your involvement in the future. Learn how to receive details about management changes and get involved in the process.

Comments are open through October 25, 2015 on two Fossil Creek Wild and Scenic River proposals. See the press release on Fossil Creek proposals for information about these proposals and learn how to submit comments.

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Around the Peaks Loop

View of the San Francisco Peaks from FR 418 on the Around the Peaks Loop

This scenic drive takes you all the way around Arizona's highest mountain, winding through a land of pine forests and aspen groves, open prairies and rustic homesteads.

Kachina Peaks Wilderness

In the Inner Basin of the San Francisco Peaks

Nearly 19,000 acres of wilderness in the upper reaches of the San Franciso Peaks offering year-round backcountry enjoyment, from hiking to horseback riding to skiing.


Inner Basin Trail

Snowy Agassiz Peak behind spring green aspens in the Inner Basin of the San Francisco Peaks (2009)

Inner Basin Trail starts in picturesque Lockett Meadow and ascends through the beautiful aspen and pine forest to arrive in the heart of the San Francisco Peaks' volcanic crater.

Free Motor Vehicle Travel Maps

Travel map displayed on a mobile phone

Get a free hard copy Motor Vehicle Use Map that shows official roads and trails. We also offer full-color, GPS-enabled digital travel maps for a variety of devices.

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