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|
Sunday 01/20 0%
High 54° / Low 32°
Partly cloudy. Lows overnight in the low 30s.
Monday 01/21 50%
High 34° / Low 18°
Windy with snow showers before noon. Partly cloudy later. High 34F. Winds WSW at 20 to 30 mph. Chance of snow 50%. Winds could occasionally gust over 40 mph.
Tuesday 01/22 0%
High 33° / Low 14°
Sunny. High 33F. Winds NNE at 15 to 25 mph.
Wednesday 01/23 0%
High 45° / Low 22°
Sunny skies. High around 45F. Winds NE at 5 to 10 mph.
Thursday 01/24 0%
High 41° / Low 18°
Sunshine. High 41F. Winds NNE at 10 to 15 mph.
Friday 01/25 0%
High 48° / Low 20°
Sunshine and clouds mixed. High 48F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph.
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Image Credits: Coconino National Forest