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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Lockett Meadow & Inner Basin Vehicle access to Lockett Meadow and Inner Basin Trailhead will be be managed the first two weekends of October. Rangers will hold vehicles at the bottom of the climb near Lockett Meadow Road and FR 418 until parking is available at the meadow. See Press Release: Vehicle access to Lockett Meadow... for more information.
Forest Plan Revision See the September 2016 Update and Proposed Revised Plan to view the draft response to comments, read about our recent efforts, and see where we're heading from here. The final responses to your comments will be included in the FEIS. Public comments are now closed as we work towards the final release of the plan projected for spring 2017.
Pedals vs. Pistons vs. Horseshoes vs. Hiking Boots is an annual trail work event put on each year by local recreation groups and the Coconino National Forest Flagstaff Ranger District. Hikers, mountain bikers, runners, equestrians, and motorcyclists gather for this friendly competitive event and trail work day in the Flagstaff area.
The 2016 Pedals vs. Pistons vs. Horseshoes vs. Hiking Boots was held at the western end of Secret Trail, a multi-use motorized single track trail in the Fort Valley Trail System at the base of the San Francisco Peaks. 45 volunteers enthusiastically donned hard hats and helmets, grabbed pick mattocks, and dug into trail reroutes and improvements. The work on two trail reroutes 20 drainages improved trail flow for wheeled riders and improved drainage along the trail.
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.