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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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Astronaut at Apollo Training Field

Did you know that astronauts trained on the Coconino National Forest just northeast of Flagstaff? Find out more!

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Firewood permits are currently for sale! See our Firewood Permits & Cutting Season page for details.

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Ever wonder how fire restrictions and forest closures are decided? We use a calculated process based on science and firefighting experience. The whole process is explained here.

 

 

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  Christmas Tree Permit Information is here... CLICK HERE 

 

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Celebrating 75 Years of a Beloved Fire-Prevention Icon

Smokey Bear with a balloon for 75th year preventing wildfires

Here in the Southwestern Region, we feel a particularly close connection to Smokey Bear and his message of fire-prevention. We are the home of the orphaned black bear cub that would become a living symbol. While we celebrate 75 years of Smokey Bear as an integral part of the nation’s popular culture, let’s take a look back at his captivating story!


2018 Tinder Fire

Tinder fire: smokey tree crowns

The Tinder Fire was sparked by an illegal campfire during Stage I fire restrictions following an extremely dry winter and spring. The fire was burning in the East Clear Creek drainage east of C.C. Cragin Reservoir. In Red Flag weather conditions, it quickly grew, encroached into nearby communities, destroying 33 residences and 54 minor structures.


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Spotlights

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.

Reserve your spot at Fossil Creek!

Swimmers enjoying the warm waters of Fossil Creek

Permits are required April 1 through October 1. On the first of each month, permit sales open for the following month.

 




Water Quality

Water bottle being filled at the Pine Flat hydrant.

Learn about water quality concerns on the Coconino National Forest.

Fee-Free Days

Cathedral Rock Trailhead

Each year the Red Rock Ranger District offers "fee-free" days at Red Rock Pass Fee Program sites during holidays and events. See our schedule for details.



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Featured Events

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