The Coconino National Forest is located in the center of Arizona
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Welcome to 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 forest lakes and wade in lazy creeks and streams.

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  • Forest Plan Revision comment period ends March 20! Details about FPR can be found here!
  • Sign up to receive regular email notifications about activities, fires and incidents on the Coconino National Forest by clicking HERE. Make sure to choose "Southwestern Region".
  • The 2014 Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM) is now available at all Coconino National Forest offices for FREE!  This map is also available to download on your computer, tablet or Garmin

  • Firewood permit sales began April 11, 2014.   

  • Fire Danger and Preparedness Level

    • Current Fire Danger: High, Flagstaff and Mogollon Rim Ranger District
    • Current Fire Danger: Very High, Red Rock Ranger District
    • Preparedness Level:  III
  • We will implement Stage I Fire Restrictions effective 8:00 a.m. Friday, April 18, 2014. 
  • We will also move into Industrial Fire Plan B effective 8:00 a.m. Friday, April 18, 2014.

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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.

Flagstaff Ranger District Proposes Major Trail Changes

Steel Reserve Trail

The Coconino National Forest plans to revamp the Dry Lake Hills and Mount Elden trail systems, and needs the public to provide information about what they value most. The goal for this project is to accommodate the needs of all users – from bicyclists to climbers to equestrians and hikers – while establishing a sustainable system of trails.