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Cinder Hills OHV Area

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Alt Names

The Cinders, Coconino National Forest, Flagstaff Ranger District, Sunset Crater Volcanoe National Monument, Pinnacle Crater, Little Cinder Basin, Bonito Park, Bonito Campground, Cinder Lake, Hundred Dollar Hill

Last Known StatusOpen

This area offers some huge hill climbs and about 19 miles of ATV trails through deep volcanic craters and ponderosa pines. The cinders from ancient volcanoes feel like loose sand, but these tiny lava pebbles tend to tear up paddle tires quickly.

Bonito Campground is close by, with picnic tables, fire rings, water faucets and vault toilets. Dispersed camping is also permitted, but the main staging area has no facilities.

Tourist attractions include Hundred-Dollar Hill (a nasty hill-climb of almost 900 feet!) and Sunset crater, a 500ft deep volcanic crater used by the Apollo astronauts for practice on operating the Lunar Rover (off-limits to OHV).

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DRIVING DIRECTIONS

Nearest CityFlagstaff, AZ
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From: Flagstaff, AZ
1) Take Hwy 89 north about 8 miles
2) Turn right (east) on NF-776 (you will see a sign that says "Cinders OHV Area")
3) Continue about 1.3 miles to the main staging area.

TYPE OF AREA

AreaTrail, Dunes
LandNational Forest

RATINGS

Prosunique terrain, great twisty trails, great scenery, all skill levels
Consno services, can't ride on roads, crowded during holidays, trails are not marked, trails are not one way, dangerous when crowded
Our RatingRatingExcellent    
Recommended Stay3-5 Days
Spring
Comments(Scroll Down For Visitor Reviews & Comments)

TERRAIN

Square Miles21
Miles Of Trail10
Climate TypeForest
Elevation6600 to 7800 ft.
Trail MaintenanceNot Marked, Not Rated, Lightly Maintained
Loose DirtThis OHV area has no loose dirt.None
Hard PackThe OHV area has no hard pack terrain.None
SandThis OHV area has almost all sandy areas.Allpaddle or sand tire recommended for best experience
Not sand, volcanic cinders
MudThe OHV area has no mud after it rains.None
DustThe OHV area has little dust on typical days.Little
RocksThis OHV area has little rocks.Little
TreesThe OHV area has many trees.Many
Steep HillsThis OHV area has many steep hills.Many
Water CrossingsThe OHV area has no water crossings.None
Small JumpsThis OHV area has some small jumps.Some
Large JumpsThis OHV area has some large jumps.Some
BermsThe OHV area has almost all berms.All
Sand/Gravel PitsThis national forest has no sand or gravel pits.None
Single TrackThis national forest has few single track trails.FewMany single ATV trails, no singletrack
RoadsThis national forest has few roads.FewAll forest service roads are for street legal vehicles only
IntersectionsThis OHV area has many intersections.Many
Rider TrafficThe national forest has many rider traffic on typical days.Manycrowded during summer weekends, empty during winter
ShadeThis national forest has many shaded areas.Many
Ranges/GunfireThis national forest has no shooting ranges or gunfire.None
HazardsThis OHV area has few hazards.Few(hazards not marked)
steep drop-offs
Easy Terrain NoviceThis OHV area has some beginner terrain.Some
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis OHV area has mostly intermediate level terrain.Mostly
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis OHV area has some expert terrain.Some
Commentvery steep hill climbs (optional)

REGULATIONS

Permit RequiredYesAZGFD sticker required
Dates OpenYear-Round
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise LimitYes (96 dB)
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle WidthNo Restriction
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles MotorcyclesPermitted
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVsPermitted
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTVs / SXSPermitted
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates SUVs / Jeeps (registered)Permitted
Dune Buggy/Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
Some AreasAll OHVs must be steet legal on FS-776 & FS-777
Two Strokes /
2 Cycle Engines
No Restriction
Helmets RequiredYouth Onlyrequired for persons under 18 by state law
(RiderPlanet strongly recommends helmets for all riders.)
BicyclesNo RestrictionNot Recommended
HikingNo RestrictionNot Recommended
HorsebackNo RestrictionNot Recommended
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingSome Areas(camp in developed sites only)
Campfire Restrictions CampfiresSome Areas(permitted in developed campsites only)
Night RidingUnknown
Cross CountryProhibitedkeep on the trail
AlcoholNo Restriction
FireworksProhibited
FirearmsProhibited
Emergency / Law EnforcementFew/PeriodicDedicated Rangers/Officers
Jeep/SUV Patrol
Insurance*Disclaimer: RiderPlanet strongly recommends that all visitors get insurance for their ATV, UTV or motorcycle before visiting any of the locations shown on this website.

FEES & PASSES

ParkingNo ($0.00)
EntryNo ($0.00)
RidingNo ($0.00)
CampingNo ($0.00)

KEY SERVICES

First Aid First Aid20-30 Miles (SW)Flagstaff Medical Center (928) 779-3366
Gasoline Gasoline1-5 Miles (S)Silver Saddle General Store (928) 522-7050
Diesel Diesel1-5 Miles (S)Silver Saddle General Store (928) 522-7050
Potable Water Water1-5 Miles (S)Silver Saddle General Store (928) 522-7050
RV Hookups RV Hookup5-20 Miles (S)KOA - Flagstaff (928) 526-9926
RV Dump Station RV Disposal5-20 Miles (S)KOA - Flagstaff (928) 526-9926
Primitive Camping Campground1-5 Miles (N)Bonita Campground
Convenience Store Conv Store1-5 Miles (S)Silver Saddle General Store (928) 522-7050
Swimming Swim Area30+ Miles (SE)Upper Lake Mary Narrows Beach (928) 526-0866
Body of Water Water Body5-20 Miles (N)Little Colorado River
Boating Launch Boat Ramp30+ Miles (SE)Upper Lake Mary Boat Launch (928) 526-0866

OFFICIAL CONTACTS

Contact InfoCoconino National Forest - Flagstaff Ranger District
5075 N. Hwy 89
Flagstaff, AZ 86004
(928) 526-0866
coconino_webmail@fs.fed.us
www.fs.usda.gov
Contact InfoArizona Game & Fish Department
5000 W. Carefree Highway
Phoenix, AZ 85086-5000
(602) 942-3000
www.azgfd.gov
CommentOHV Decal Info

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