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Coconino National Forest

1824 S. Thompson St., Flagstaff, AZ 86001
928 527 3600
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Ranked #5 of 46 Attractions in Flagstaff
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Forests, National Parks
Activities: Viewing foliage
Description: Named after the Coho Native American people, this forest is two million acres of recreational, lumber, and mining land.
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Maple Grove, Minnesota
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69 reviews 69 reviews
18 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

The Coconino Forest is HUGE, with the largest forest of Ponderosa Pines in the world. The views, hiking and photo opportunities are huge! I traveled here during fall colors and have never seen such beautiful scenery! Lockett Meadown, Hart Prairie, Mount Elden, Red Canyon, and many more memorable places to visit!!

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Goodlettsville, Tennessee
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

There is a beautiful view all the way up to the top of the mountain. At the top, you can usually find Navajo Indians selling their works of art. Don't forget your camera.

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Westport, Massachusetts
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Even in November the tress are showing off there colors. Nice and cool, best time for hiking! National Park center has so much information, excellent for the kids to learn without them realizing it :-)

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Sahuarita, Arizona
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We went up to the Snowbowl outside of Flagstaff and hiked on the Kachina Trail. Also did some of the hiking trail up Mt Humpreys. Due to rain, the hikes were cut short. Found lots of delicious edible lobster mushrooms.

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Marblehead, Massachusetts
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151 reviews 151 reviews
52 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

All the way up to the peaks or in the valley around Flagstaff there are ample trails from very easy to challenging. Thru piñon pines or ponderosas, it's all beautiful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The forest roads have camping areas that are considered dry camping (no water restrooms etc) but beautiful and can stay for 14 days with fire pits and fantastic views of mountains elk and trees.

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London, United Kingdom
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156 reviews 156 reviews
82 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We drove through this from the Grand Canyon down to Sedona. Beautifully wooded with lots of dirt roads leading from the main road. Our two highlights were the Lava River Cave....if you want to do this you will need to look it up on the map ahead of time. It is not marked from the main road (at least not... More

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44 reviews 44 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We are Traveling on a Harley and it was a beautiful ride with plenty to see. The roads were in better condition than some of the major highways we have been on. Larger than we expected. A great day ride for anyone.

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Halifax, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This forest covers a large area. We drove it from Sedona towards the Flagstaff and north to the Grand Canyon. The scenery is very pretty in many places. Come off the US17 as there are many secondary highways to travel through the forest for slower paced travel. Remote in places but worth the time to slow down and view the... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

the landscape was amazing - all volcanic rock. How did the culture live thru this? Beautiful vistas.

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