Winter 2021


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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Petroglyph of deer

The Coconino is home to the largest known petroglyph site in the Verde Valley of central Arizona, the V Bar V Heritage Site.

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Check out timelapse images from webcams posted high above the forest at some of our fire lookouts!


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Recent News


Explore the Forest Service's 10 Year Strategy to Confront the Wildfire Crisis

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Forest Service Chief Randy Moore launched a comprehensive response to the nation’s growing wildfire crisis – “Confronting the Wildfire Crisis: A Strategy for Protecting Communities and Improving Resilience in America’s Forests.” The strategy outlines the need to significantly increase fuels and forest health treatments to address the escalating crisis of wildfire danger that threatens millions of acres and numerous communities across the United States.

Upcoming Campground and Concession Opportunity

The Coconino National Forest is advertising a pre-solicitation for an upcoming campground concession opportunity.

Pre-solicitation site visit related documents can be found here. For further information, please contact Mark Goshorn at 928-203-7525 or

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Wildlife on the Coconino

The northern leopard frog (rana pipiens) is a Forest Service sensitive species.

From the northern leopard frog to solpugids and bats, the Coconino has a diverse variety of wildlife to better understand.

Arizona Snowbowl Ski Resort

Skiing at the Arizona Snowbowl

Fresh powder, blue skies, and breathtaking views. When you visit the top of Arizona, don't forget your skis!


Rim Road Scenic Drive

View from the Mogollon Rim

A scenic drive along the Mogollon Rim, one of the most striking geologic features in Arizona. This steep escarpment stretches diagonally two thirds of the way across Arizona.

Water Quality

Water bottle being filled at the Pine Flat hydrant.

Learn about water quality concerns on the Coconino National Forest.

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