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“Please be careful in our forests”

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 February 23, 2014

These are the trees we come to see.
These are the campsites we take refuge in from the summer heat.
These are the trails we walk to find peace, to hear the birds, to look at something green, to restore ourselves.
These are the trees and plants that clean our air and allow us to breath deeply.
This is the forest home of many animals and if you are very fortunate, you might get to see a deer or an elk.
These trees are old and many are mature. They will never regenerate again in our lifetime .
They are also very dry and plagued by bark beetle, making them vulnerable to things they could otherwise resist.

Please be careful when you use our precious forests. They have much to offer us if we take care of them. One careless cigarette, or not-quite-out campfire, and it's all easily and quickly destroyed.

The roads are lovely, and winding through mature stands of Ponderosa Pine, over 1.8 million acres of them, between Sedona and Flagstaff. There is snow here and good skiing most years at Arizona Snowbowl, now equipped with snow-making machinery.

Lake Mary has had a nesting pair of bald eagles and has been good for fishing, if the water level is high enough.

This is a land of many uses with something for everyone. Let us please be careful and responsible so we can continue to enjoy it for many years..

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Reviewed February 22, 2014

Hike, camp, hunt, 4X4, drive the scenic byways or watch for wildlife -- Coconino National Forest offers many fabulous recreational opportunities. Tall pines, red rocks or canyon views -- you'll love the varied topography.

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Reviewed January 23, 2014

White in the area, I could recommend a drive through to enjoy the local landscaping. There is snow and ice in January so timing for a visit is better scheduled months down the road.

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Reviewed January 15, 2014

Great trip for sight seeing thru the woods and nature. Interesting view of the pines with little underbrush.

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Reviewed January 1, 2014

My husband and I drove through Coconino National Forest starting in Sedona, crossing Flagstaff and going through all the way to the Grand Canyon. It makes a great trip in the winter but it must be just as beautiful any other time of the year. Taking the less traveled roads makes for gorgeous scenic views through the mountains north of Sedona. Even though we didn't stay for a longer vacation the drive was such an unexpected gift. Definitely would recommend this area of Arizona for anyone (couples, family, etc. who loves the outdoors.

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