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“Take the extra time to drive through this forest”

Coconino National Forest
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Owner description: Named after the Coho Native American people, this forest is two million acres of recreational, lumber, and mining land.
Reviewed 11 January 2012

We drove through this forest between Flagstaff and the Grand Canyon and was stunned by its beauty. The towering pines had a layer of snow underneath them on the ground. And when the San Francisco peaks peaked out around some of the tree clearings, it was stunning. The presence of the aspen trees were also very pretty.

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Reviewed 7 January 2012

We hiked several of the marked trails. Beautiful scenery.

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Reviewed 25 December 2011

Coconino National Forest offers the opportunity for a number of wonderful scenic drives such as route 180 between Flagstaff and its junction with route 64 that also takes one through the San Francisco Mountains and route 89 between Flagstaff and Sedona that takes one through Oak Creek Canyon and into red rock country. Many opportunities for hiking exist along both of these scenic routes from short and easy to longer and more challenging. Information on hiking and additional recreational opportunities can be found by following this link; http://www.fs.usda.gov/recmain/coconino/recreation.

3  Thank Steve1362
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Reviewed 18 November 2011

I ended up driving through Coconino Natl Forest when I left Sedona, instead of taking Interstate 17. The windy road traveled through the most beautiful, lush green forest of pinetrees and rocks, and it took me to a scenic outlook of about 6500 ft elevation. Unbelievable beauty! It was only 28 miles from Sedona to Flagstaff through the forest, and definitely worth the drive!!!!!

3  Thank rebecca g
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Reviewed 13 June 2011

We camped for two nights, with another family at the Manzanita campground, in Coconino National Forest. The campground is designated for tents only and is very small. I would NOT suggest this campground for couples looking for a romantic getaway or anyone use to dispersed camping . . . the 19 sites are small and very close together.

On the other hand if you are looking for a getaway with no TV or Internet, a beautiful stream, fishing, shade and a place for the kids to dig in the sand and throw small stones in the river, this is the spot. The campground is kept very clean, considering the amount of use it gets and vault toilets are clean as well.

For sites 9 thur 19 you can reserve through Recreation.gov, but note that their information is out dated. Only one car per campsite is allowed, even if it is a two tent, 8 person site. Two cars are not allowed at any of the sites even for the loading and uploading of camping gear. There's a turnout down the road from the site where the second car can be parked with the required Red Rock pass - $5 a day.

Expect for the camp host to review the campground rules with you, with the emphasis on firepit rules. He does this with an air of condescension which is uncalled for, but seems to be his style; which is applied to everyone equally. Though he is a bit of an tyrant regarding the fire issue, he didn't realize that the site next to use was blasting their car radio, until I told him - "No Radios or Amplified Devices at any time" in caps, it said at the bottom of the campground rules sheet he handed me. My guess is that he is hard of hearing. Anyway, you've been warned . . . and yes, I do get the seriousness of forest fires, I just think we would all prefer to be treated like adults.

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