Coconino National Forest located in Flagstaff, Arizona is an almost two million acre forest that was formed during 1898 as San Francisco Mountains National Forest. The Coconino National Forest formed when the forest and the area around it were merged during 1908. The forest has a number of volcanic peaks, deserts, flatlands, mesas and ponderosa pine forest among other landscape variations.
In 1848 the treaty with Mexico the U.S. got the lands that were not privately owned or reserved and they became public domain. Portions of Black Mesa, Grand Canyon and Tonto in addition to all of the San Francisco Mountains National Forest became Coconino National Forest. There are four national forests bordering Coconino.
Coconino borders the Prescott National Forest, Apache-Sitegreaves Forest, Kaibab National Forest and the Tonto National Forest. The towns of Flagstaff and Sedona are surrounded by the forest. There are ten designed wilderness areas that either all or portions of are contained in the park.
The Coconino National Forest headquarters can be found in Flagstaff, Arizona. Happy Jack, Sedona and Flagstaff each have ranger district offices. The wide ranges of landscaping and natural beauty of the forest make it an ideal place to visit if you love nature.
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- Flagstaff Convention and Visitors Bureau - Flagstaff, AZ - a guide to Flagstaff and all of its attractions
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- Hotel Aspen Inn Suites Flagstaff/ Grand Canyon, Flagstaff, AZ
- Lake Mary - Flagstaff, AZ - a lake in the Coconino National Forest
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