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

Geronimo Spring, Sycamore Canyon Wilderness

Photo (above, Flickr): Geronimo Spring, along Little L.O. Trail #6, northern Sycamore Canyon Wilderness. Taken May 2015 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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Roving Ranger Programs

Ranger on top of San Francisco Peaks giving a talk.

Presented to you by a partnership team comprised of both National Park Service and Forest Service rangers and volunteers, the Roving Rangers provide free ranger programs that are a fun and entertaining way to learn about and experience the great outdoors with family, friend, and your neighborly park and forest rangers! Come exploring with us today!

2014 Stakeholder Report

2014 Stakeholder Report Cover

At the beginning of each year we produce a Stakeholder Report that reports on various projects of the previous year, which gives a snapshot of the wonderful work going on across the Coconino National Forest. 

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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.

Marshall Lake

Marshall Lake as seen between two pine trees

Marshall Lake is a hidden gem on Anderson Mesa that serves as a valuable habitat for waterfowl and other wildlife. Bring your binoculars, fishing pole, camera, and a picnic lunch!


Campfire Safety

Burning campfire

Never leave a burning campfire unattended. Put campfires dead out. Learn more about campfire safety. Only you can prevent wildfires.

Four Forest Restoration Initiative

Four Forest Restoration Initiative (4FRI)

The Coconino, Kaibab, Apache-Sitgreaves, and Tonto National Forests are engaged in a collaborative initiative to restore fire-adapted ecosystems in the Southwestern Region.

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