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|
Friday 03/23 0%
High 56° / Low 30°
Sunny. Gusty winds diminishing during the afternoon. High 56F. Winds WSW at 20 to 30 mph.
Saturday 03/24 0%
High 53° / Low 27°
Partly cloudy skies with gusty winds. High 53F. Winds SW at 20 to 30 mph.
Sunday 03/25 0%
High 50° / Low 23°
Sunny and windy. High around 50F. Winds SW at 20 to 30 mph.
Monday 03/26 20%
High 46° / Low 20°
A mix of clouds and sun early, then becoming cloudy later in the day. High 46F. Winds SW at 10 to 15 mph.
Tuesday 03/27 20%
High 43° / Low 23°
Partly to mostly cloudy. High 43F. Winds NE at 10 to 15 mph.
Wednesday 03/28 0%
High 51° / Low 26°
Mainly sunny. High 51F. Winds N at 10 to 15 mph.
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Image Credits: Coconino National Forest