DISTRICT SPECIFIC Information available showing closed roads and trails.
Fossil Creek Wild and Scenic River
Management Plan Development in Progress by the Coconino and Tonto National Forests [More]
Reports from 2004 through 2011 are listed on our About Us page.
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October 11, 2012
A call for community collaboration on future trails
Sedona, AZ – The Red Rock Ranger District, in partnership with the City of Sedona and the Big Park Council, are seeking to create a non-motorized trail plan that reflects local values and recreation needs and promotes tourism for regional economic benefit while protecting the resources that draw people to this special area. Your help is needed!
Local citizens are encouraged to join this collaborative effort by attending a kick-off meeting October 25, from 6 to 8 p.m. This event will be held at the Synagogue of the Jewish Community of Sedona, located on Meadowlark Drive and State Route 179.
This is the first in a series of monthly meetings to update the local trail plan for our forest lands near Sedona and Big Park. All members of the public are welcome. Your ideas are vital for this community planning effort.
Agenda items for the October 25 meeting will include: an overview of the process, discussion of desired outcomes, sharing of ideas/values and trail interests, brainstorm of concerns, monthly schedule, and developing a core working group.
Annually, over 600,000 trail users enjoy National Forest trails in the Red Rock area. Popularity and use continues to increase, particularly for hiking and mountain biking. What will the future of our trails be and what new trail opportunities are appropriate? How can trails better connect with the community? These are some of the challenges that will be addressed.
For more information concerning this planning effort, please contact Jennifer Burns at 928-203-2900. Additional forest recreation information is available on our website at: www.fs.usda.gov/coconino.
Welcome to Red Rock Country!
the conservation of spectacular landscapes surrounding Sedona,
and dedicating ourselves to engaging and encouraging visitors
to do the same, is an immense and courageous undertaking.
when we gaze upon this incredible land and wonder at its unique
beauty, knowing that it can very easily become overused and
under-appreciated, something uncomfortable stirs inside of
our commitment to make a difference doesn't seem so considerable,
and its absolute necessity is obvious...
Red Rock Visitor Contact Center is open 7 days a week and most holidays 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Information: 928-203-2900.
The physical address is 8375 State Route 179, Sedona.
The mailing address is:
P O Box 20429,
Sedona, Arizona 86341.
Oak Creek Visitor Center
This popular visitor center at Indian Gardens has been recently renovated. It has brand new accessible rest rooms. These are the first public roadside rest rooms in the canyon and they were completed at Indian Gardens by the collective efforts of members of the Oak Creek Canyon Task Force in conjunction with Coconino National Forest.
The visitor center is managed under contract with Coconino Forest by Recreation Resource Management. They offer most types of hunting and fishing licenses, Red Rock Passes and Forest Service Information. They sell maps, hiking books and interpretive souvenirs.
The center is open daily from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. until November, weather permitting. Then it will be open on weekends (Friday through Sunday) through November (weather permitting).
Click image for more photos. For more information, contact the Oak Creek Visitor Center at 928-203-0624.
Oak Creek Vista
- The Arizona National History Association booth is open daily from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
- Gate to Oak Creek Vista will be open from 8:30 to 4:30 daily and NACA vendors will be present.
Verde River Guide Now Available
In 1984 the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act established the portion of the Verde River from Beasley Flat downstream to the confluence with Red Creek, as Arizona's only Wild and Scenic River. While it may appear calm at many of the river access points, the large number of wrecked canoes that have been removed from the Verde River testify to the fact that is has its share of hazards. Please plan ahead, be prepared, and practice Leave No Trace ethics to leave the Verde just as you find it for those who come after.
View the Verde River Guide (5.0MB .pdf file)
Ladders and Towers Bald Eagle Breeding Areas - Red Rock
and Verde Ranger Districts
Both the Ladders and Towers bald eagle breeding areas along the
Verde River are closed to the public between Dec. 1 and June 30 every year...
The Forest service "Wranglers" calendar is available [Here]