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

 

Outdoor Safety & Ethics

Safety

The most effective way to prevent mishaps is to adequately prepare for the trip. Knowledge of the area, weather, terrain, limitations of your body, plus a little common sense can help to ensure a safe and enjoyable trip.

The following topics provide tips and information to help you stay safe while enjoying the great outdoors on the Coconino National Forest.

 

Ethics and Etiquette

Responsible enjoyment of the Forest helps minimize impacts, maintain the health of the forest, and protect our cultural and historic resources.

  • Leave No Trace: Practice these core principles to ensure you leave the forest as beautiful as you found it.
  1. Plan ahead and prepare.
  2. Travel and camp on durable surfaces.
  3. Dispose of waste properly.
  4. Leave what you find.
  5. Minimize campfire impacts.
  6. Respect wildlife.
  7. Be considerate of other visitors.

 

Additional Useful Resources

Spotlights

Fire Restrictions Explained

Schultz Fire, San Francisco Peaks, June 2010

Fire restrictions are designed to protect life, property, and natural resources. The smallest spark can turn our dry forest into a dangerous wildfire.

Bears and Mountain Lions

Black bear peeking through bushes

While bear and mountain lion sightings are infrequent, being prepared for an unexpected encounter can make the difference between a wonderful memory and serious injury.