Welcome to the Coconino National Forest
Trip of a Lifetime
From the famous red rocks of Sedona to Ponderosa pine forests, from southwestern desert to alpine tundra, the Coconino National Forest is one of the most diverse and unforgettable destinations in the country.
One of the most diverse National Forests in the country with changing landscapes and activities around every corner. Explore mountains and canyons, fish in small lakes, and wade in lazy creeks and streams. Bring your camera and don't forget your swim suit, hiking shoes, and fishing pole...come and see!
Plan Your Visit
Scenic Drives, Ancient Cliff Dwellings, Petroglyphs - even an Apollo Training Site! Only on the Coconino!
You'll want to lose yourself in the adventure, but maps and brochures will help you find your way.
Red Rock Pass, fuelwood permits, events, research - passes and permits for all your needs.
Discover More about the Coconino National Forest
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Release Date: Nov 28, 2023
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Release Date: Nov 21, 2023
Coconino NF accepting applicants for 2024 Women in Wildfire Boot Camp
Release Date: Nov 20, 2023
There are several notable dispersed camping areas on the Coconino. Some allow open camping, while others allow camping only in designated campsites. Help keep these areas open and accessible to everyone: follow the rules listed on the Motor Vehicle Use Map when driving in the forest (essentially, cross-country travel in a motorized vehicle is prohibited), and always drown campfires out cold to the touch.
As the natural distribution of species shifts historically, opportunistic invasive and dramatic climactic changes are contributing to sizable disruptions of native species in Arizona. Learn some of the big names in invasive species to prevent them from invading further!
The Coconino National Forest waives recreation pass fees to celebrate holidays. See our schedule for details.
From the northern leopard frog to solpugids and bats, the Coconino has a diverse variety of wildlife to better understand.
Rim Road Scenic Drive - along the Mogollon Rim, is one of the most striking geologic features in Arizona.
Jacks Canyon Trail
This trail leads to a high saddle connecting the Mogollon Rim and Munds Mountain, with magnificent views of Red Rock Country.