Winter in Kendrick Park

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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Thumbnail image of Fossil Creek waterfall 

We're looking for comments on the Fossil Creek CRMP! Public comment period runs Dec. 1, 2018 to Feb. 28, 2019.



Image of Christmas treeLimited number of Christmas tree permits left, which can only be purchased at the Mogollon Rim Ranger Station. Call 928-477-2255 to check how many permits they have before making the drive!



Sun obscured by heavy smoke


If you are experiencing smoke impacts from a fire on the Coconino National Forest, please submit a smoke report, which will be sent directly to Forest Leadership and Fire Managers.




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Recent News


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.

Mormon Fire Staff Ride

Mormon Fire

On Aug. 8, 2017, personnel from the Forest Service and other partner agencies gathered for the Mormon Fire Staff Ride to study and discuss decisions made and consequences of the Mormon Fire of 2016. A Staff Ride is essentially a case study that is conducted on the ground where the event happened.  In application, leaders revisit the scene of past fires to examine and analyze the decisions and actions that occurred on those fires.

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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.

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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Water drowing campfire

Respect your forest


Featured Events

Cover of the Red Rock Recreation Guide

Red Rock Recreation Guide Link opens in a Pdf Document