Partial Restrictions Implemented on Coconino
County and City of Flagstaff Parks and Trails
Flagstaff, Az. – Due to the current weather
conditions and extreme dryness in the forests, Coconino County
and City of Flagstaff Parks and Recreation Departments are
implementing partial fire restrictions in all City and County
The decision was made in collaboration with a
multi-agency group of fire, natural resource, emergency
preparedness and law enforcement professionals.
These restrictions will take effect in
conjunction with Coconino National Forest restrictions on
Friday, June 23 at 8:00 a.m. and will remain in effect
Coconino County park and trail restrictions are
All trails on County Parks and Recreation
property will be closed.
Campgrounds and picnic ramadas will remain open
for “cold” use only, meaning the use of gas and propane stoves
Smoking will be permitted only in designated areas of FTCP
during special events or inside vehicles. Smoking will only be
allowed in vehicles in all other County parks.
The FTCP archery range and horse jump course is closed.
Public access to all undeveloped areas of park land (forest,
wetlands, meadows, etc.) will be closed.
Vehicles MUST remain on improved surfaces (asphalt, asphalt
millings, cinders, concrete, or gravel).
Pyrotechnics and projectiles are not allowed on
County park properties at any time.
City of Flagstaff park and trail restrictions
are as follows:
Mars Hill Trail, from Thorpe Road to Lowell Mesa
South Fork Forest Road
Tunnel springs, from Lowell Mesa south Fork Forest Road to
Little America Trail, from Foxglenn Park to Little America Hotel
Arizona Trail/Fisher Point Trail, Babbitt Way to Fisher Point
Sinclair Wash Trail, Babbitt Way to Lone Tree Road
Fort Tuthill Trail, Coconino County Fairgrounds property to
Mountain Dell Road
All trail entrances leading into the Forest Service Pipeline
Trail (Shadow Mountain, Swiss Manor and Skyline Estates
subdivision and Buffalo Park)
McPherson disc golf course
Coconino County Parks and Recreation staff will
take the following precautions to lessen the chance of an
ignition occurring on County parks property:
All County park properties and facilities
subject to the terms of the closure will display informational
signs at significant access points and other key areas.
Park visitors will be provided a fire prevention instruction
brochure at all events with controlled entry. FTCP lessees will
be required to distribute the brochures to their participants
Coconino Rural Environment Corps (CREC) crews will be assisting
Parks and Recreation staff with light fuels removal at FTCP from
June 26 to June 30, prior to the horse races.
For more information on County restrictions,
call Coconino County Parks and Recreation at (928) 679-8000. For
more information on City restrictions, call City of Flagstaff
Parks and Recreation at (928) 779-7690.