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|
Tuesday 03/19 0%
High 56° / Low 32°
Mostly sunny skies. High 56F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph.
Wednesday 03/20 40%
High 52° / Low 32°
Chance of Rain
Considerable cloudiness with occasional rain showers. Thunder possible. High 52F. Winds SE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
Thursday 03/21 50%
High 42° / Low 23°
Rain and snow in the morning will become rain and snow showers in the afternoon. Thunder possible. High 42F. Winds SSW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 50%. Snow accumulations less than one inch.
Friday 03/22 10%
High 47° / Low 25°
Mostly sunny skies. High 47F. Winds WSW at 10 to 15 mph.
Saturday 03/23 0%
High 48° / Low 27°
Considerable cloudiness. High 48F. Winds SW at 10 to 20 mph.
Sunday 03/24 0%
High 52° / Low 26°
Sunny. High 52F. Winds WSW at 10 to 20 mph.
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Image Credits: Coconino National Forest