Alerts & Notices

Below are any Alerts, Notices and Closures that are in effect on Coconino National Forest. If you have any questions regarding any of this information, please contact the appropriate Ranger Station:

  • Flagstaff Ranger Station: 928-526-0866
  • Red Rock Ranger Station: 928-282-4119
  • Mogollon Rim Ranger Station: 928-477-2255
  • Forest Supervisor's Office: 928-527-3600


Additional resources:

  • Forest Orders: Regional and Forest Orders that restrict use or close ares of the Coconino National Forest
  • Road Status: List of the open/closed status of the most frequently used Forest roads in each District




  • Temporary closure of Soldier Pass trailhead and roads starting April 3, 2017
  • Prescribed burn near Crescent Moon planned; partial trail closures (March 29)
  • Blue Ridge/Mogollon Rim phone outage
  • SR 89A south of Flagstaff daytime lane restrictions, nighttime closure
  • Sedona No Drone Zone: UAS/UAV Wilderness and Airport flight restrictions
  • Ongoing utility work on SR 260 in Camp Verde through mid-April (ADOT)
  • Elden Lookout Tower construction through April 2017
  • C.C. Cragin (Blue Ridge) Reservoir closure and construction through spring 2017

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  • Temporary closure of Soldier Pass trailhead and roads starting April 3, 2017
  • Ladders bald eagle breeding area seasonal closure along Verde River
  • Woody Mountain Road closure near West Fork of Oak Creek
  • Blue Ridge (C.C. Cragin) Reservoir road and area closure
  • Cinch Hook Pit permanent closure. $5,000 fine and/or 6 months jail time.
  • Fossil Creek Road Partial Closure (Indefinite)
  • Direct access to Cinder Hills OHV Area from Sunset Crater-Wupatiki Loop Closed

Public Notices

C.C. Cragin (Blue Ridge) Reservior: Parking, vehicle length, swimming

Restrictions on vehicle length, parking, and swimming in the C.C. Cragin (aka Blue Ridge) Reservoir area are in effect staring Monday, August 15, 2016 at 8 a.m. until August 15, 2018 (or rescinded).


Key Points

  • No vehicles over 22 feet long on FR 751 in restricted area southeast of Rock Crossing Campground.
  • No vehicles with trailers in excess of 50 feet overall in restricted area.
  • No parking except in designated parking spaces on FR 751 in restricted area.
  • No swimming within 50 feet of a boat ramp or dock.


Fossil Creek, Fossil Springs and Stehr Lake: Camping, Campfire, Day Use, Parking

Three Forest Orders are in effect from May 1, 2016 to October 1, 2016 prohibiting camping, campfires, glass containers, and parking without a permit in the Fossil Creek and Fossil Springs Wilderness area. Violators of these orders will be subject to citations and fines.

Key Points

  • A parking permit is required to park or leave a vehicle in the area.
  • The Fossil Creek and Fossil Springs Wilderness area are day use only.
  • Camping, glass containers, parking without a permit, and overnight use are prohibited in the Fossil Creek and Fossil Springs Wilderness area.
  • Campfires are prohibited in the Fossil Creek, Fossil Springs Wilderness, and Stehr Lake area.

View the full notice to view the official Forest orders and maps regarding these prohibitions.

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