Monsoon over Schultz Pass Road

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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Have an opinion on what kind of trails and recreation you want to see in the Mt Elden/Dry Lake Hills area? Check out the proposal and provide your input!

Firewood stacked

Firewood permits are currently on sale over the phone and/or through the mail. See how to get your permit!

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

Astronaut at Apollo Training Field

Did you know that astronauts trained on the Coconino National Forest to do field work on the moon? The Cinder Hills area, northeast of Flagstaff, was the area used for this training.


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SF Peaks/Mt Elden Mineral Withdrawal

Mineral Withdrawal Area Map

Coconino National Forest has filed an application with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to extend a San Francisco Peaks mineral withdraw for an additional 20 years and is seeking public comments regarding the extension. Click here for more information and historical documents.

Flagstaff Ranger District Proposes Major Trail Changes

The Coconino National Forest plans to revamp the Dry Lake Hills and Mount Elden trail systems, and needs the public to provide information about what they value most. The goal for this project is to accommodate the needs of all users – from bicyclists to climbers to equestrians and hikers – while establishing a sustainable system of trails.

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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.


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.

Jacks Canyon Trail

Burned trees from 2006 La Barranca fire along Jacks Canyon Trail

This trail leads to a high saddle connecting the Mogollon Rim and Munds Mountain, with magnificent views of Red Rock Country.

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