Coconino National Forest - Welcome!
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.
Enjoy our website! If you cannot find what you are looking for, please either fill out the on-line comment form or call us at 928-527-3600.
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.
Notes & Notices
- Schnebly Hill Road Closure Schnebly Hill Rd. (FR 153) will be closed near Foxboro starting Monday, May 2 through Friday, May 6. The road will close during repair work on rusted culverts in the area.
- Fossil Creek Road Closure Fossil Creek Rd. (FR 708) closed at FR 502 starting Monday, April 25 through Saturday, April 30. The road will close during the construction of a new gate along the route into the Homestead, Tonto Bench, Irving, Waterfall, Fossil Creek Bridge area along the creek. FR 502 (Childs) will be open, allowing visitors to Fossil Creek access to Sally May, Purple Mountain, and Mazatzal parking areas. Updates will be posted as soon as the information is available.
- Flagstaff Camping Flagstaff Ranger District campgrounds open May 6!
- Firewood Permits Firewood permit sales start April 15, 2016. For details, see the press release and firewood permit information.
- Wilding Season Wilding permits for collecting live trees on the Coconino National Forest will be available April 15 to May 15, 2016.
- Forest Plan Revision We held seven public meetings and received over 1,100 written comments on the Forest Plan Revision. We've been working hard for the last two years reviewing your feedback and polishing the Forest Plan! Learn what we've accomplished and the efforts planned for the coming months in our Forest Plan Revision Spring 2016 update!.
- Comments welcome! Soldier's Pass Road: the Red Rock Ranger District wants to hear from you about potential motorized use changes on Soldiers Pass Road in Sedona, Arizona.
- Roads Most of the roads are opening up. Watch your favorite District's Forest Road Status for updates.
- Closure Trail closures map and information: Portions of the Arizona National Scenic Trail (AZT Passage 34), Weatherford Trail, and Secret Trail are closed while forest thinning operations are underway.
- Fossil Creek Book your spot for Fossil Creek this summer! You can now reserve a parking spot for the day at the popular Fossil Creek and Springs during the summer season. Learn all about the new Fossil Creek Parking Permit Reservation System. Parking permit reservations are required from May 1 to October 1, 2016.
- Recreation Guide The new Red Rock Recreation Guide [PDF, 3MB] is here! Get info on hiking, biking, camping, and more in Arizona's magnificent Red Rock Country. Download the guide or pick one up at the Red Rock Ranger District Visitor Center.
- Roads Feedback Wanted Proposed Changes to Road and Area Designations: Read about proposed changes to road, trail, camping corridor, and other area designations for motor vehicle use on the Coconino National Forest. Public comments are welcome!