Coconino National Forest Recreation, AZ

US Forest Service



Some tips to help you enjoy your recreation experience...

  • Enjoy your National Forests but please remember: FIREWORKS are not allowed on the National Forest.
  • Winter brings snow to the high country. Please be AVALANCHE AWARE!
  • When camping or picnicking, please keep your site clean; free from trash and food. Otherwise animals and insects are attracted to your site.
  • Please practice Leave No Trace ethics... Bag your trash and take it home with you. Help us keep our forests clean and green by "Packing It Out!"
  • Feel free to have a campfire (except on the Red Rock District AND except when fire restrictions are in effect) but ALWAYS be in attendance of your fire; when you leave, PUT IT OUT- COLD OUT! Put lots of water on it (about 5 gallons), mix and stir dirt in, then do it again until you can put your bare hand on the coals and they are cool to the touch! Putting your fire out can take awhile. Please start extinguishing it BEFORE you start packing up.
  • Human Waste is a big problem when thousands of people converge on the Forest. Please see Leave No Trace - Dispose of Waste Properly for detailed instructions on handling this "delicate" situation.



Where do Recreation Fees go and how are they used?

Take a moment to view the latest Recreation Fee Accomplishment Report, which shows the revenue and expenditures, as well as how fees were put to good use!




New rules for motor vehicle use based on the Travel Management Rule, went into effect on the Coconino National Forest May 1, 2012. The new rules require that motor vehicles stay on designated roads, trails, and areas shown on the Motor Vehicle Use Map (available for free at all Coconino Forest offices). So, if you plan on camping, driving off-highway vehicles, hunting, or exploring the backcountry; please make sure you first get a free Motor Vehicle Use Map. There is more information available on the Travel Management webpage of this website. Know before you go.



Sharing the trail with horses

Here’s a great resource on sharing trails with horses, mountain bikers, and hikers: “What a Horse Sees!” – a short film illustrating safe ways of passing horse and rider on the trail. 

With your help, we can protect our natural resources for future generations.

Thank you!

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