The Coconino National Forest is located in the center of Arizona
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Fall color in West Fork of Oak Creek Canyon

Fall Color   Fall color is sweeping through the Coconino National Forest! Read the Fall Color Report for detailed information as the season progresses. Photo: Maples are starting to turn in the West Fork of Oak Creek Canyon October 13, 2016. (USFS) [Flickr]

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


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Pedals vs. Pistons vs. Horseshoes vs. Hiking Boots 2016

Secret Trail maintenance, Public Lands Day 2016, Pedals vs. Pistons vs. Horseshoes vs. Hiking Boots

Pedals vs. Pistons vs. Horseshoes vs. Hiking Boots is an annual trail work event put on each year by local recreation groups and the Coconino National Forest Flagstaff Ranger District. Hikers, mountain bikers, runners, equestrians, and motorcyclists gather for this friendly competitive event and trail work day in the Flagstaff area.

The 2016 Pedals vs. Pistons vs. Horseshoes vs. Hiking Boots was held at the western end of Secret Trail, a multi-use motorized single track trail in the Fort Valley Trail System at the base of the San Francisco Peaks. 45 volunteers enthusiastically donned hard hats and helmets, grabbed pick mattocks, and dug into trail reroutes and improvements. The work on two trail reroutes 20 drainages improved trail flow for wheeled riders and improved drainage along the trail.

Fuels Crew 4 tackled the Climb to Conquer Cancer!

Crew 4 Climbers at the top of the mountain during the 2016 Climb to Conquer Cancer in Flagstaff

Fuels Crew 4 from the Coconino National Forest participated in the American Cancer Society fundraiser Climb to Conquer Cancer of Flagstaff on August 20, 2016. Nearly 4,000 people walked the seven-mile road to the Arizona Snowbowl Ski Resort.

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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.


Free Travel Maps

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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.

Every Kid in a Park!

Every Kid in a Park

Learn how fourth graders can obtain a pass for free entry for them and their families to more than 2,000 federally managed lands and waters nationwide for an entire school year.

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