Public can comment on proposal to add nearly 40 miles of trails around Sedona

Published: Friday, November 24, 2023 - 5:05am

The U.S. Forest Service is taking the public’s input on a series of proposals that would add nearly 40 miles of trail in the forest around Sedona.

The Coconino National Forest is proposing adding 39 miles of non-motorized vehicle trails and would re-route other trails in the Red Rock Ranger District. That’s the forest district that encompasses Sedona, Cornville and the Village of Oak Creek.

In its proposal, the agency said it hopes to reduce conflicts at trailheads between mountain bikers and hikers for example. And it would renovate so-called social trails to keep visitors on designated routes. You can comment through December 19.

You can submit comments in writing by Dec. 19 using any of these methods:

  • Online at
  • By mail to Red Rock Ranger District, Attention: Red Rock Trails Enhancement, P.O. Box 20429, Sedona, AZ 86341.
  • In person at the Red Rock Ranger District Office, 8375 State Route 179, Sedona, AZ 86351. 

And a public meeting will be held Dec. 5 from 4-6 p.m. at the Red Rock Ranger Station at 8375 state Route 179, Sedona, Arizona, 86351.

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