Hi, I am travelling to Pheonix for the first time. I'm looking to stay in Coconino National Forest for one day and one night. Is there a trail / place to stay? or some sights to visit that are not to be missed?
Thank you in advance!
One caution. The previous comment mentioned route 89A. We were there last October. They had nightly lane closures posted, However, we went through there in the daytime from Sedona to Flagstaff. They had the road completely torn out in one section and were directing one way at a time traffic over the dirt through the construction zone right next to the heavy equipment. It was kind of insane. It added at least an hour to our travel time. The scenery was beautiful, but I would avoid that stretch if it is still under construction.
Travelling from Phoenix to Flagstaff, which encompasses the Western boundary (and most diversely scenic) portion of Cococino NF, should unquestionably include AZ SR 179 and 89A to take in some of the most breathtaking scenery. Be prepared, though, for relatively heavy traffic if travelling on a weekend.
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