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
|Number of Campsites:|
|Trash/Dumpsters:||None – Pack it out|
|RV/Trailer Length:||Not Defined|
|Cell Phone Service:||None|
|Operating Season:||Campground open year-round depending on terrain and weather conditions.|
|Nearest City/Town:||Flagstaff, Arizona|
|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
|Web:||Coconino National Forest|
Tuesday 10/16 80%
High 36° / Low 31°
Chance of Snow
Chance of snow showers early. Lows overnight in the low 30s.
Wednesday 10/17 20%
High 42° / Low 30°
Cloudy early with partial sunshine expected late. High 42F. Winds ENE at 10 to 20 mph.
Thursday 10/18 10%
High 49° / Low 31°
Sunshine and clouds mixed. High 49F. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph.
Friday 10/19 10%
High 50° / Low 33°
Sunny skies. High near 50F. Winds ENE at 10 to 20 mph.
Saturday 10/20 20%
High 56° / Low 38°
Partly cloudy skies. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 56F. Winds E at 10 to 20 mph.
Sunday 10/21 60%
High 56° / Low 37°
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Partial cloudiness early, with scattered showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. High 56F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%.
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Image Credits: Coconino National Forest