Coconino National Forest

The most diverse Coconino National Forest is a great outdoor opportunity for travelers. The wide variety of landscapes and scenic mesmerizing views give your eyes a remarkable treat. Mountain climbing, swimming in desert creeks and streams, fishing in small lakes, and exploring pine forest will give you endless joy here.


Many forest and fire roads in this area are enriched with several beautiful free camping spots all around. It comes out livelier with the spectacular views of mountains and a dormant volcano. Wildlife including black bears, mountain lions, elk, deer, antelope, bighorn sheep, and wild turkeys can be seen here. At this place, don’t miss a second to enjoy and relax in the landscapes and natural sights.


Top attractions that are not to miss are as follow:


  1. Oak Greek Canyon: Get ready for a scenic road trip from Sedona to Oak Creek Vista. The colorful rocks and natural sculptures of Oak Greek Canyon formed in a unique way are famous worldwide. The nearby place all along the drive is suitable for waterplay, hiking the trails, fishing, photography, camping, and swimming.
  2. Palatki Heritage Site: The cliff dwelling and rock art, Palatki Heritage Site is open all day from 9:30 am to 3 pm except Thanksgiving and Christmas. The three trails in which one takes you to the main site, another takes you to Sinagua cliff dwellings, and the third one reaches a room where you will find the symbols and pictures from old culture.
  3. Elden Pueblo Archaeological Site: This site displays the village of Sinagua people with various articrafts. It is publicly accessible and opens every day for 24 hours.
  4. V Bar V Heritage Site: Located in Verde Valley it is one of the famous rock art sites in central Arizona under Coconino National Forest. Visiting this archeological site is both, a way of enjoyment and an opportunity of learning about the cultures and periods.


Visiting a forest means getting closer to flora-fauna, wildlife, and various exciting activities including camping, hiking, and fishing. Not only the forest but this place also gives you the opportunity to discover archeological sites.

Please make sure that you will not find many basic facilities here so come with your stuff.   





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