Recreation

Red Rock Wilderness, Boating, Scenic Drive Tables

Wilderness

Wilderness is the land that was - wild land beyond the frontier... land that shaped the growth of our nation and the character of its people.

Wilderness is the land that is - rare, wild places where one can retreat from civilization, reconnect with the Earth, and find healing, meaning and significance.

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Get the Red Rock Country Recreation Maps and the Red Rock Recreation Guide (PDF).

 

Wilderness Size Highlights
Munds Mountain Wilderness 18,150 acres Hiking and horseback trails, unique rock formations, great scenery, riparian area, Indian ruins, wildlife viewing
Red Rock-Secret Mountain Wilderness 49,950 acres Hiking and horseback trails, Indian ruins and old cabins, rock formations, swimming, scenic views and wildlife viewing
Sycamore Canyon Wilderness 55,937 acres Hiking and horseback trails, fishing, Indian ruins and old cabins, rock formations, swimming, scenic views and wildlife viewing
West Clear Creek Wilderness 15,238 acres Hiking and horseback trails, fishing, swimming, scenic views, wildlife viewing
Wet Beaver Wilderness 6,156 acres Hiking and horseback trails, fishing, swimming, red rock and other great scenery, wildlife viewing
(area is unavailable) 11,550 acres Hiking and horseback trails, unique rock formations, great scenery, lush riparian area, wildlife viewing

 

Water Activities

We have many areas on the Coconino National Forest that are popular for boating, fishing, and water play. Some of these lakes and streams are stocked with a number of different kinds of fish and many of these areas conveniently have a campground nearby.

Boating/Fishing Facilities Highlights
Fossil Creek Fishing is allowed seasonally, from the first Saturday in October through April 30 in a designated area. A parking permit is required April 1 through October 1. Hiking, sightseeing, wildlife viewing
Oak Creek Developed campgrounds, picnic areas, hiking trails, drinking water and toilet facilities. Slide Rock and Red Rock State Parks are also on the banks of this creek. Fishing, waterplay, hiking, biking, sightseeing, wildlife viewing
Stoneman Lake Gravel boat ramp and parking area, picnic tables and vault toilet. Note: There is seldom enough water in this lake to launch even a small boat. Picnicking and wildlife viewing
Verde River Developed day-use Facilities include vault toilets and picnic tables Fishing, boating, waterplay, whitewater rafting, hiking, biking, sightseeing, wildlife viewing
Wet Beaver Creek Campground, picnic area, drinking water, vault toilets, hiking trails, wildlife viewing, wilderness Fishing, camping, waterplay, hiking sightseeing
West Clear Creek Primitive campground with vault toilets at Bullpen, Hiking trails, Drinking water, cooking grills, vault toilets, and Hiking group area at Clear Creek Campground Fishing, camping, waterplay, sightseeing, wildlife viewing, photography

 

Scenic Drives

Scenic drives provide a unique way to see the Coconino National Forest. Through these back roads you will discover some of the many beautiful landscapes this forest has to offer. These roads are filled with unforgettable beauty and breathtaking views.

Scenic Drives Length Road Condition Highlights
Desert Canyon Scenic Drive 25 miles FR 618 is graveled and suitable for passenger cars, however it can become soft and slippery when wet. State Road 260 is paved. Sightseeing, History (ruins and ranches), camping/picnicking, swimming/wading, fishing, hiking, biking, wildlife watching
Oak Creek Canyon 88 miles all roads are paved and plowed, but can be slippery after a winter storm. Sightseeing, camping/picnicking, swimming/wading, fishing, hiking and wildlife watching
Red Rocks and Sycamore Canyon Loop 25 miles FR 152C is paved to Boynton Canyon and the Red Rock Loop is paved except for the last mile or so. The rest of the route is unpaved and can become muddy and slippery when wet. Sightseeing, red rocks, picnicking (primitive), hiking, biking and wildlife watching

 

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