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

View from Broken Arrow Trail, Sedona, Arizona

New! The latest Red Rock Recreation Guide [PDF, 3MB] has arrived! Get info on hiking, biking, camping, and more in Red Rock Country. Download the guide or pick one up at the Red Rock Ranger District Visitor Center. Photo: View from Broken Arrow Trail #125 (2011, Deborah Lee Soltesz).

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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Recent News


Back to Nature: Potato Lake restoration and resource protection work in 2015

Log worm fence built along meadow habitat in Poverty Draw to discourage off-road vehicle use (2015)

Learn about the efforts by the Coconino National Forest and partners to restore the damaged landscape, protect sensitive habitats, and help restore the nature around Potato Lake.

Public feedback welcome on proposed changes to motor vehicle use designations

Vehicle driving on a rocky, rough jeep road

The Coconino National Forest is considering changes to which roads, trails, and areas are open to motor vehicle use on the Forest and would like your input. Over the years, the Forest has used public feedback to modify road, trail and area designations to better support a fun, safe, and ecologically sustainable motorized roads system. Read more details, access project documents, and download an interactive map of the proposed changes.

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Winter Backcountry Permits

Snow on the San Francisco Peaks

Backcountry permits are required in winter for access to the Kachina Peaks Wilderness area from the Arizona Snowbowl and Snowbowl Road.

Arizona Snowbowl Ski Resort

Skiing at the Arizona Snowbowl

Fresh powder, blue skies, and breathtaking views. When you visit the top of Arizona, don't forget your skis!


Winter Recreation Info & Map

Map of wintertime recreation sites around Flagstaff, Arizona

Skiing, snowplay, and more awaits in Arizona's winter playground around Flagstaff! Get winter recreation information and a winter recreation map (courtesy of the City of Flagstaff).

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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