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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See the Winter Recreation page for a recreation map, backcountry permit information, and more info!
Fee Free Weekend Martin Luther King, Jr. Day weekend, January 14-16, is fee free at Red Rock Pass sites. See the Fee Free Days Schedule for details.
Cinch Hook Pit Closed Entry to Cinch Hook gravel pit, including sledding and snowplay, is prohibited. The site was closed due to safety concerns. Refer to Forest Order 04-16-01R: Cinch Hook Pit closure [PDF] for additional details.Violation of this order is a Class B misdemeanor, punishable by a $5,000 fine and/or six months in jail.
The Coconino and Tonto National Forests are developing a long-term management plan to guide future management and development of the Fossil Creek Wild and Scenic River corridor. Learn about the planning project, get the details on the proposed management plan, and find out how you can get involved in guiding the future of Fossil Creek Wild & Scenic River!
The Red Rock Ranger District of Coconino National Forest recently received $100,000 from the Sedona Red Rock Trail Fund to conduct essential maintenance on trails surrounding Sedona and the Village of Oak Creek.
“It’s great having such supportive partners in the Sedona community,” said Red Rock District Ranger Nicole Branton.. “This district gets millions of visitors a year, and the trails in the area are a mecca for mountain bikers, hikers and nature lovers. Due to high use, sandy soil and intense monsoon storms, the trails require a lot of attention and maintenance—so these funds will go a long way in sustaining local trails.”