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|
Saturday 05/26 0%
High 70° / Low 35°
Mainly clear and windy. Lows overnight in the mid 30s.
Sunday 05/27 0%
High 70° / Low 37°
Sunny skies. High around 70F. Winds SW at 10 to 15 mph.
Monday 05/28 0%
High 75° / Low 40°
Mainly sunny. High near 75F. Winds WSW at 10 to 15 mph.
Tuesday 05/29 0%
High 79° / Low 44°
Generally sunny despite a few afternoon clouds. High 79F. Winds WSW at 10 to 15 mph.
Wednesday 05/30 10%
High 76° / Low 42°
A few clouds from time to time. High 76F. Winds SW at 15 to 25 mph.
Thursday 05/31 0%
High 74° / Low 40°
Partly cloudy skies with gusty winds. High 74F. Winds SSW at 20 to 30 mph.
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Image Credits: Coconino National Forest