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|
Monday 12/18 0%
High 49° / Low 21°
Plentiful sunshine. High 49F. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph.
Tuesday 12/19 0%
High 52° / Low 25°
Sunny skies. High 52F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph.
Wednesday 12/20 0%
High 47° / Low 17°
Sunshine in the morning followed by partly cloudy skies and gusty winds during the afternoon. High 47F. Winds SW at 20 to 30 mph. Winds could occasionally gust over 40 mph.
Thursday 12/21 0%
High 30° / Low 11°
Mainly sunny. High around 30F. Winds NW at 10 to 20 mph.
Friday 12/22 0%
High 42° / Low 17°
A mainly sunny sky. High 42F. Winds WNW at 10 to 15 mph.
Saturday 12/23 0%
High 41° / Low 14°
Intervals of clouds and sunshine. High 41F. Winds WSW at 10 to 20 mph.
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Image Credits: Coconino National Forest