Fee-Free Days

The Coconino National Forest waives recreation pass fees to celebrate holidays. See our schedule for details.

Diverse Wildlife

From the northern leopard frog to solpugids and bats, the Coconino has a diverse variety of wildlife to better understand.

Stunning Drive!

Rim Road Scenic Drive - along the Mogollon Rim, is one of the most striking geologic features in Arizona. 

Jacks Canyon Trail

This trail leads to a high saddle connecting the Mogollon Rim and Munds Mountain, with magnificent views of Red Rock Country.

Lava River Cave

This mile-long lava tube cave was formed roughly 700,000 years ago by molten rock that erupted from a volcanic vent in nearby Hart Prairie. The cave is 14 miles north of Flagstaff.

Doe Mountain Trail

A short hike up the side of this small mesa leads to fantastic views of many of Red Rock Country's fantastic landmarks, including Bear Mountain, the Cockscomb, and the nearby canyons.

Bismarck Lake Trail

An easy one-mile hike to fantastic views on the western flank of the San Francisco Peaks!

Cockscomb Trail System

Over 16 miles of interconnected trails in the heart of Red Rock Country that provide breathtaking views for hikers, bikers, and horseback riders.

Sycamore Canyon (North)

Hiking, backpacking, and horseback riding in the cool pines and fresh springs of upper Sycamore Canyon Wilderness. These trails are accessed from Flagstaff's Woody Mountain Road.

Knoll Lake

This secluded forest lake, surrounded by ponderosa pines, provides a scenic setting for picnicking, fishing, canoeing, and other activities.

Inner Basin Trail

Inner Basin Trail starts in picturesque Lockett Meadow and ascends through the beautiful aspen and pine forest to arrive in the heart of the San Francisco Peaks' volcanic crater.

Casner Mountain Trail

Open to hikers, bikers, and motorized vehicles, Casner Mountain Trail rewards visitors with fantastic views from a narrow ridge between two amazing Wilderness areas!

Abineau-Bear Jaw Loop Hike

Strenuous 6-mile loop hike in the Kachina Peaks Wilderness, on northern flanks of the San Francisco Peaks

Houston Brothers Trail

Houston Brothers Trail is part of Cabin Loop, which tours historic cabins in the Mogollon Rim area.

Griffith Spring

Charming mile-long loop hike beneath the cool pines to Griffith Spring. Just a few minutes from Flagstaff, Arizona.

Marshall Lake

Marshall Lake is a hidden gem on Anderson Mesa that serves as a valuable habitat for waterfowl and other wildlife. Bring your binoculars, fishing pole, camera, and a picnic lunch!

Camping on FR 237

Pumphouse Wash (Forest Road 237) is a popular dispersed camping area midway between Flagstaff and Sedona, Arizona. We've recently cleaned up and made improvements to the site.

Oak Creek Canyon

A fantastic gorge carved into the edge of the Mogollon Rim of the Colorado Plateau. This beautiful creek and canyon offer fishing, hiking, camping, and non-stop beauty!

Campfire Safety

Never leave a burning campfire unattended. Put campfires dead out. Learn more about campfire safety. Only you can prevent wildfires.

Verde River

One of  Arizona's only two Wild and Scenic Rivers, yet it remains relatively undiscovered as a recreational resource.

Mogollon Rim Ranger District

Seemingly endless opportunities for fun! Go hike, fish, camp, bike, and so much more! Plus, the sweeping Rim views will make you feel like you're standing on the edge of the world!

C. C. Cragin Reservoir

Nestled between forested canyon walls, C. C. Cragin (Blue Ridge) Reservoir provides picturesque trout fishing, canoeing, hiking, and biking in a secluded, wooded setting.

Ashurst Lake

Beautiful views of the San Francisco Peaks, epic night skies, two campgrounds, and a lovely forest lake for paddling and fishing.

Winter Recreation Info and Map

Skiing, snowplay, and more awaits in Arizona's winter playground around Flagstaff! Get winter recreation information and a winter recreation map (map courtesy of Flagstaff CVB).

Cabin Loop Trail System

Hike, bike, or ride on this fantasic tour of historic Forest Service Cabins in Mogollon Rim Country! Great for multi-day adventure, whether by foot, hoof, or tread!

Fossil Creek

Want to visit Fossil Creek? Get maps and info here! This remote creek, one of two Wild and Scenic Rivers in Arizona, is challenging to get to... know before you go!

Sycamore Canyon Wilderness

Cutting over 20 miles into the Mogollon Rim, Sycamore Canyon is Arizona's second largest canyon and one of its most remote and rugged Wilderness areas.

Kachina Peaks Wilderness

Nearly 19,000 acres of wilderness in the upper reaches of the San Franciso Peaks offering year-round backcountry enjoyment, from hiking to horseback riding to skiing.

Around the Peaks Drive

This scenic drive takes you all the way around Arizona's highest mountain, winding through a land of pine forests and aspen groves, open prairies and rustic homesteads.

Desert Canyon Loop Scenic Drive

This is a drive through scenic desert country where you'll see colorful canyons, lush oases, picturesque ranches, and out of the way Indian ruins.

Every Kid Outdoors!

Learn how fourth graders can obtain a pass for free entry for them and their families to more than 2,000 federally managed lands and waters nationwide for an entire school year.

Four Forest Restoration Initiative

The Coconino, Kaibab, Apache-Sitgreaves, and Tonto National Forests are engaged in a collaborative initiative to restore fire-adapted ecosystems in the Southwestern Region.

If you fly, we can't!

When you fly your remote controlled aircraft around a wildfire, our aircraft must stay on the ground, endangering lives and property. Stay clear of wildfires and other emergency incidents!

Water Quality

Learn about water quality concerns on the Coconino National Forest.

No Fireworks!

Enjoy these beautiful summer days in the Forest, but remember, fireworks are strictly prohibited!

Free Travel Maps

Get a free hard copy Motor Vehicle Use Map that shows official roads and trails. We also offer full-color, GPS-enabled digital travel maps for a variety of devices.

Flagstaff Watershed Protection

The Flagstaff Watershed Protection Project is a partnership with local government to reduce the risk of devastating wildfire and post-fire flooding in Flagstaff area watersheds.


Volunteers are the heartbeat of the Forest Service. Trail building, nature rehabilitation, and visitor services are among many of the possible volunteer opportunities!

Winter Backcountry Permits

Backcountry permits are required in winter for access to the Kachina Peaks Wilderness area from the Arizona Snowbowl and Snowbowl Road.