Photo of Campbell Mesa

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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Looking for a quick and easy way to see recreational opportunities on the national forests? Take a look at our Interactive Visitor Map!

Astronaut at Apollo Training Field

Did you kow 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

Restricted Areas - Closed Developed Recreation Sites in The Southwestern Region

To protect public health and safety, and the health and saftey of our employees and volunteers, and reflecting federal and state guidance to limit the spread of COVID-19, developed recreation sites are currently closed and group sizes are limited in other areas. 


Celebrating 75 Years of a Beloved Fire-Prevention Icon

Smokey Bear with a balloon for 75th year preventing wildfires

Here in the Southwestern Region, we feel a particularly close connection to Smokey Bear and his message of fire-prevention. We are the home of the orphaned black bear cub that would become a living symbol. While we celebrate 75 years of Smokey Bear as an integral part of the nation’s popular culture, let’s take a look back at his captivating story!


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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.

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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Recreation Sites Closed!

Recreation Sites Closed!


Highlights

Featured Events

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Red Rock Recreation Guide Link opens in a Pdf Document

 



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