Fall colors on San Francisco Peaks

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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 Christmas TreeChristmas tree permits will only be sold at the Flagstaff Ranger Station and Mogollon Rim Ranger Station. No permits will be sold at the Supervisor's Office. Please click here to see details and maps.


Sun obscured by heavy smokeIf 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.


Drones and Unmanned Aircraft

No Drone Zone sign at a trailhead near Sedona, Arizona

Learn how your quadcopter (commonly called "drone") or other unmanned aircraft system (UAS) safely and legally around the Coconino National Forest!

Water Quality

Water bottle being filled at the Pine Flat hydrant.

Learn about water quality concerns on the Coconino National Forest.

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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