Viewing Wildlife

With a wide range of habitats on the Forest, from the only alpine tundra in the state down to lowland desert, the Forest is biologically rich, supporting a diversity of wildlife and fish populations. The Forest is home to over 500 vertebrate species, including at least 300 species of birds, almost 100 species of mammals, a wide variety of herpetefauna (amphibians and reptiles), 16 native fish species, as well as many invertebrates.

The wildlife and fish resources of the Forest are among the most diverse and unique within the Southwestern Region. See Wildlife & Fisheries for more information about fish and wildlife on the Coconino National Forest. The Arizona Game & Fish Department (AZGFD) is an excellent source of wildlife information. Visit AZGFD Wildlife and follow their Wild+Life E-news newsletter.

Viewing Wildlife Areas

  • Flagstaff Ranger District
  • Arizona Nordic Village in the Summer
  • Kendrick Park Watchable Wildlife Trail
  • Upper Lake Mary
  • Marshall Lake
  • Mormon Lake
  • Schultz Tank
  • Mogollon Rim Ranger District
  • C.C. Cragin (Blue Ridge) Reservoir
  • Knoll Lake
  • Red Rock Ranger District
  • Crescent Moon Picnic Site
  • Fossil Creek
  • Oak Creek Canyon
  • Banjo Bill Picnic Site
  • Bootlegger Picnic Area
  • Call of the Canyon Picnic Site
  • Encinoso Picnic Site
  • Red Rock Ranger District Visitor Center
  • Stoneman Lake
  • Verde River
  • Wet Beaver Creek
  • Beaver Creek Day Use Picnic Site
  • White Bridge Picnic Site
  • West Clear Creek
  • Clear Creek Day Use Picnic Site

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities