The Coconino National Forest is located in the center of Arizona
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Fall color in the Inner Basin of the San Francisco Peaks, September 22, 2016

Fall Color   The trees have begun to turn in the higher elevations around Flagstaff and the Mogollon Rim. Best colors for the next week are on Mount Elden, Inner Basin, the north side of the San Francisco Peaks, and in the draws near the Mogollon Rim. During the first two weeks of October, rangers will control traffic into Lockett Meadow and Inner Basin Trailhead. Read the Fall Color Report for detailed information as the season progresses. Photo: Fall color in the Inner Basin of the San Francisco Peaks, September 22, 2016. (Jozens/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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Sun obscured by heavy smoke

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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Happy 100th Birthday to the National Park Service!

Wukoki ruin with San Francisco Peaks in the distance, Wupatki National Monument

The National Park Service celebrates 100 years of service during 2016! While you're out celebrating our local national monuments, visit some of these nearby sites on the Coconino National Forest.

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.


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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.

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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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