Coconino National Forest in Arizona

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Coconino National Forest

The Coconino National Forest extends from the Verde Valley to Flagstaff. From boating and swimming in the summer, to skiing in the winter, and plenty of trails to hike, bike, or horseback ride year-round, there is no shortage of adventure in the Coconino National Forest.

  • The Flagstaff Ranger District is home to Arizona’s highest peak and largest natural lake. 
  • Sedona’s Red Rock Ranger District features the dozens of scenic trails and water recreation in Oak Creek. 
  • Enjoy panoramic views, canyons, and creeks while adventuring through Mogollon Rim District.

What can I do and see at Coconino National Forest?

Coconino National Forest is divided into three distinct district regions, each with unique terrain, landmarks, and activities. 

Flagstaff Ranger District:
Home to Arizona’s highest mountain and largest natural lake, the Flagstaff Ranger District offers a variety of winter and summer activities for all to enjoy.

  • Activities: Archeological Sites, ATVs, Backpacking, Boating, Camping, Cross Country Skiing, Fishing, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Indian Ruins, Mountain Biking, Picnicking, Rock Climbing, Scenic Drives, Skiing, Sledding, Snowmobiling, Wildlife Watching. 

Red Rock Ranger District:
Made up of ancient red rock formations, deep canyons, spring fed creeks, and lush forests, the Red Rock Ranger District of Sedona provides a beautiful setting to enjoy all types of outdoor recreation.

  • Activities: ATVs, Camping, Fishing, Guided Tours, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Indian Ruins, Mountain Biking, Off-roading, Picnicking, Rock Climbing, Scenic Drives, Swimming, Wildlife Watching. 

Mogollon Rim District:
The Mogollon Rim forms the southern most edge of the Colorado Plateau. The Rim lends itself to beautiful panoramic views and includes scenic recreational areas such as Fossil Creek Wilderness, West Clear Creek Wilderness, and Wet Beaver Wilderness.

  • Activities: ATVs, Boating, Camping, Fishing, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Indian Ruins, Mountain Biking, Off-roading, Picnicking, Rock Climbing, Scenic Drives, Swimming, Wildlife Watching.

Where is Coconino National Forest?

The forest surrounds Flagstaff and Sedona, covering 1,856 million acres in Coconino, Yavapai, and Gila Counties.

Who can I call if I have more questions?

(928) 527-3600