Cinder Hills OHV Area is a scenic area set aside for off-highway vehicle recreation among volcanic cinder cones and ponderosa pines. The recreation area is about 13,500 acres and is a mixture of open riding areas and trail only areas. Primitive dispersed camping is available virtually anywhere within the boundaries of Cinder Hills, however most people camp along FR776. Developed camping is available nearby at Bonito Campground just outside the OHV area.

Developed camping is available nearby at Bonito Campground just outside the OHV area. Through travel is not possible at Cinder Hills, despite what the maps indicate. FR776 does not connect to FR545 (Sunset Crater/Waputki Scenic Loop).

Cinder Hills OHV Area Features

Campground Type: Dispersed
Number of Campsites:
Cost: No Fee
Use Level: High
Dogs Allowed: Yes
Fire Rings: None
Drinking Water: None
Toilets: None
Showers: None
Trash/Dumpsters: None – Pack it out
Hiking Access: Yes
Beach/Lake Access: None
RV/Trailer Length: Not Defined
RV/Trailer Amenities: None
Cell Phone Service: None
Wifi: None
Operating Season: Campground open year-round depending on terrain and weather conditions.

Getting There

Geo Coordinates:
35.329548, -111.521108
Nearest City/Town: Flagstaff, Arizona
Elevation: 6682 Feet
Location: Coconino County, Arizona
Paved Road Access: None
Proximity to Stores: 4 Miles – Flagstaff, Arizona
From Flagstaff: Drive for about 8 miles on US 89 and turn right on FR776 at the sign for Cinders OHV Area. Drive on FR 776 for about 1.3 miles until you reach the main staging area.


Maps & Brochures
Cinder Hills OHV Area Map


Phone:  (928) 527-3600
Web: Coconino National Forest
Reservations: First-come, first-served
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Image Credits: Coconino National Forest

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