Welcome to the Coconino National Forest
Land of diverse terrain
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!
Fireworks are never permitted on National Forests.
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
Coconino NF lifts fire restrictions
Release Date: Jun 28, 2022
Burned Area Emergency Response team concluding work on Pipeline Fire, moving to Haywire Fire
Release Date: Jun 27, 2022
June 25, 2022 Pipeline / Haywire Fire Daily Update
Release Date: Jun 25, 2022
BAER team completes Soil Burn Severity map for Pipeline Fire
Release Date: Jun 24, 2022
June 23, 2022 Pipeline / Haywire Fire Daily Update
Release Date: Jun 23, 2022
Burned Area Emergency Response Team assessing Pipeline Fire damage
Release Date: Jun 22, 2022
June 22, 2022 Pipeline / Haywire Fire Daily Update
Release Date: Jun 22, 2022
The Coconino National Forest is currently seeking proposals for a campground concession special use permit (SUP) to provide high-quality public services in the operation and maintenance of government-owned recreation facilities.
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!
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.
Diversity in Wildlife
From the northern leopard frog to solpugids and bats, the Coconino has a diverse variety of wildlife to better understand.
Rim Road Scenic Drive
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.
Arizona Snowbowl Ski Resort
Plan ahead! Fresh powder, blue skies, and breathtaking views. When you visit the top of Arizona, don't forget your skis!