Tag Archives: Coconino National Forest

Overland Expo West 2017 and a Scenic Drive

This is likely the most Scenic Drive in all of Arizona, if not the United States. I took this trip down Highway 89A stopping off at the Overland Expo at Fort Tuthill County Park, also known as the Coconino Fairgrounds. They had lots of fun stuff to look at. I then continued on to Sedona […]


Fathers And Sons Campout

Spaldam takes his boys camping in the Coconino National Forest. For more about why we do this every year, see this web-site. We get to see a small cave, some lean-to’s, make campfire food, and enjoy a fireside where we talk about the restoration of the priesthood by the Prophet Joseph Smith.


FR 535, Coconino NF, Arizona

If your looking for a good way to get up on top of the Mogollon Rim to camp in the Ponderosa Pines, you’ve come to the right place. This dirt road will connect you with a plethora of camping spots and plenty of excellent places to explore; especially if you want to spend a weekend […]


East Pocket Road, Coconino NF, Arizona

If you are a weekend explorer or want an area that can serve as a short expedition run, you’ve come to the right trail. East Pocket Road by itself is not terribly exciting, especially at the north end; however, it provides access to many incredible destinations including the Mogollon Rim. Here you can find breath […]


Woody Mountain Road, Coconino NF, AZ

Woody Mountain Road get’s it’s name after Woody Mountain which is off to the southwest side of the road. The south end of the road seamlessly attaches to East Pocket Lookout road. Both East Pocket Lookout Road and Woody Mountain Road are designated with the same number of 231. The difference is that Woody Mountain […]


Turkey Butte Lookout Loop, Coconino NF, AZ

If you like fire lookout stations and muddy roads, you’ll love this trail. Most of it is easily managed in almost any vehicle, though four-wheel drive is recommended for the regularly muddy conditions. You’ll also find the southern portion requiring higher clearance, but the funnest part of this trail is the Turkey Butte Lookout Tower. […]


Fernow and Tram Tanks Trail, Coconino NF, AZ

Fernow and Tram Tanks are found along FR 231A on the western side of Coconino National Forest, just north of the Mogollon Rim. This is a nice scenic drive along a very easy dirt trail. Get the trail details and download a GPS route today on the Trailsoffroad.com web-site.


Cleaning Up FJ After Mud Bath North of the Mogollon Rim

Spaldam is cleaning up his FJ Cruiser after getting in the mud near Flagstaff Arizona just north of the Mogollon Rim the day after a big rain storm.


Muddy Rocky Road, Coconino NF, Arizona

Muddy Rocky Road is named such because it has muddy washes to the west, and is full of rocks in the middle. It’s full of beautiful forest landscapes, and volcanic rockscapes. It’s useful as a way to get from East Pocket Road into the deeper western portions of Coconino National Forest. Get the trail details […]


Fry Lake, Coconino National Forest, Arizona

Fry Lake is a very scenic area, and popular place for cattle grazing in the summer time. The cows are typically brought up form the Verde Valley via Jerome Road. It’s a beautiful meadow full of flowers in the summer time, and typically snowed over in the winter. Get the trail details and download a […]


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