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 09/23 0%
High 77° / Low 47°
Partly cloudy. Lows overnight in the upper 40s.
Monday 09/24 20%
High 72° / Low 46°
Sunny, along with a few afternoon clouds. High 72F. Winds WSW at 10 to 15 mph.
Tuesday 09/25 40%
High 69° / Low 43°
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Partly cloudy with afternoon showers or thunderstorms. High 69F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 40%.
Wednesday 09/26 0%
High 76° / Low 41°
Sunny skies. High 76F. Winds NNW at 5 to 10 mph.
Thursday 09/27 0%
High 78° / Low 43°
Sunny. High 78F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph.
Friday 09/28 0%
High 75° / Low 44°
Sunny skies. High around 75F. Winds SW at 10 to 15 mph.
Be Sure to Bring
Image Credits: Coconino National Forest