Image of Red Rock Secret Mountain Wilderness area

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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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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Features

Fossil Creek: Geology In Real Time [Payson Roundup]

Waterfall on Fossil Creek

Fossil Creek, whose waters were diverted for nearly a 100 years to generate electricity now flows free as an officially designated Wild & Scenic River. Home for only native fish, Fossil Creek waters are once again doing what they have done for thousands of years — slowly building back the travertine deposits that formed the many terraces and pools that existed when Fossil Creek was first discovered — from which it drew its name. Article by by Greg McKelvey, geologist and president of Rim Country Camera Club appeared in the Payson Roundup on April 5, 2016


Red Rock Country Trail Maps

View of the red rock formations around Sedona, Arizona

Heading to Sedona or Oak Creek Canyon for to hike, bike, or take the horse out for a ride? Download the new Red Rock Country trails maps! Six maps show detailed trails and recreation site information for Oak Creek Canyon and the Red Rock Country around Sedona. Plus, find recreation guides, trail descriptions, maps, and more!


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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.

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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