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“Hiking Heaven!”

Coconino National Forest
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Ranked #7 of 104 things to do in Flagstaff
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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.
Southrn California
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151 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Hiking Heaven!”
Reviewed April 30, 2014

Anytime I pass through Flagstaff on a business trip, I make a point of setting aside time for at least a brief hike in the Coconino National Forest. The trails, towering pine trees (Jefferies, I think, fill the air with the aroma of vanilla) and dramatically sculpted hills never fail to inspire, no matter the time of year!

I look forward to a week-long camping trip soon...

Visited April 2014
1 Thank JudyTheGypsy
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San Diego, California
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12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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“Grand Canyon visit”
Reviewed April 7, 2014

We visited so many areas of the forest. We wanted to make sure and experience as much of the desert and mountain attractions as we could. Very beautiful and breathtaking area.

Visited March 2014
1 Thank JoLinda11
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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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41 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Wow…it has the WOW factor!”
Reviewed March 29, 2014

This is a beautiful area, with the pine trees and the red colored mountains, WOW! We were there in spring and the Cottonwood trees were all green, but not everything was green yet. I bet it's more beautiful when everything has come back to life. AZ is not just a desert state, it's got such pretty landscapes.

Visited March 2014
2 Thank 2peoples
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Phoenix, Arizona
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495 reviews
230 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 256 helpful votes
“Please be careful in our forests”
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..

Visited February 2014
2 Thank Violette54
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Flagstaff, AZ
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43 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Recreation Opportunities Galore”
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.

Visited February 2014
1 Thank VagabondingLulu
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