Location: 13 miles northeast of downtown Flagstaff, south of Sunset Crater/Wupatki National Monument. Getting There . Cinder Hills is an excellent spot for camping, 35 foot RV friendly. (that with the snow really tests your nerve as you slide round the turn...lol). Large parking and staging area. No Reviews. Arrive at start of loop that goes around edge of Double Crater at total of 1.7 miles. The trail is primarily used for off road driving and is accessible year-round. It offers trails and tracks for riders of all abilities. I've even seen equestrians out here, which is fitting, as a horse is the ultimate go anywhere vehicle! Certain forest routes within the Cinder Hills are restricted to licensed vehicles only for safety purposes. Current OHV area map and GPS points for OHV riding and camping at Cinder Hills OHV Area in Arizona. 776 back as far as you want to set up camp or to a desired trail. Cinder Hills off-road OHV area on the Flagstaff Ranger District near Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument. First time out. The trail is primarily used for off road driving and is accessible year-round. Lots to explore. Cinder Hills OHV Area is located ____ Miles North of Flagstaff. When operating a vehicle in the Cinder Hills, there are certain regulations you are responsible to know. Other areas closed to off-highway vehicle travel include Sunset Crater National Monument and Strawberry Crater Wilderness. Make sure to air down prior to adventuring around the loop. Unique area of volcanoes and volcanic ash If you are looking for a fun and unique place to ride your OHV- then Cinder Hills OHV Area (Flagstaff, Arizona) is an excellent choice! Details - Map - Reviews - Nearest. The Cinder Hills OHV area is not a place to be driving around at night the black cinder trails are virtually indistinguishable in the dark. Elevation 6,660 ft / 2,029 m. Max Stay 14. Having the family and on our way up to Coral Pink sand dunes, we didn’t explore for much more than 2 hours, but had a great time; will definitely return! You can also use the georeferenced Cinder Hills OHV Trails Map through the Avenza Map app. This is basically a big, open playground to take your vehicle and play in the unique volcanic cinder cones in the area. Whoops galore. Length 13.6 miElevation gain 1489 ftRoute type Loop Cinder Hills OHV Area Cinder Hills OHV Area Cinder Hills OHV Area is a scenic area set aside for off-highway vehicle recreation among volcanic cinder cones and ponderosa pines. Access to the Cinder Hills OHV area is through the junction of FR 776 and Highway 89. Also known as “The Cinders” has spectacular views, historical significance as well as plenty of camping opportunities as well. Was solo. Unusual OHV area climbs to rim of volcanic crater. Cinder Hills is one of the largest riding areas in Arizona. The recreation area is about 13,500 acres and is a mixture of open riding areas and trail only areas. A video of the trip is at the following link: https://youtu.be/z_Fd8-NUxeg Keep motor vehicles on designated routes and areas. Access to the Cinder Hills OHV area is through the junction of FR 776 and Highway 89. The trail is primarily used for ohv/off road driving. A unique experience traveling on volcanic ash. Went in early October and had a great time. The small cinder hill to the north is the goal, with the summit being on the western end of the hill. Staging area is provided down the road a short distance. OHV’s (Off-highway vehicles) must have a Forest Service approved spark arrester. Forest Service Home | USDA.gov | recreation.gov | Recreation Customer Service Standards | USA.gov | Whitehouse.gov, Plug-Ins | FOIA | Accessibility Statement | Privacy Policy | Important Notices | Information Quality, https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/coconino/recreation/camping-cabins/recarea/?recid=70996&actid=34, See photos of the the Cinder Hills OHV Area on Flickr, View of Sunset Crater from Cinder Hills Off Highway Vehilce Area, Cinder Hills Off Highway Vehicle Area Map. No glass containers allowed. Several thousand acres are available for all types of OHVs. Follow the signs for the safety of riders and especially children. I thought about the steep hill section, but, I was alone and didn't want to take the risk of getting stuck. Within the 13,500 acre area, portions will have use restricted to a relatively dense network of designated routes which will be identified at a later date. Turn east (right) on FR 776. Always call ahead to verify area usage. A "No Glass Container" policy will be enforced in the Cinder Hills to help reduce the problem and to provide a safe and healthy environment for all users. Trails go almost everywhere throughout the area; do not create new ones. Management emphasis is for the use of 2-, 3-, and 4-wheel vehicles. Fax: (928) 527-3620. You can travel cross-country on volcanic cinder trails within the 13,500 acre boundary of this area, but it's recommended to stay on the trail. The snow provides great oppourtunity to test your nerve as you drive on top of some of the high points with rather deep snow drifts narrow paths and relatively high angle tippy turns. Length 34.3 miElevation gain 2437 ftRoute type Loop ohv / off road driving Forest Views Wildlife Rocky Dogs are also able to use this trail. It's the ultimate playground for off-road vehicles. Route described here is just a small sample of this 13,500-acre area of volcanic cinder cones, craters and pine forest. Located in Arizona's volcanic highlands near the 12,643-foot-high San Francisco Peaks, Cinder Hills is a 13,5000-acre OHV area just off US-89, about seven miles northeast of Flagstaff. Trail start: 35°19'43.41"N 111°31'24.51"W Difficulty: Easy. 6 trails Supervisor's Office, 1824 S. Thompson St. After the ride we had an excellent dinner at the Horseman Lodge a great steak house on the way back to Flagstaff. We had a good time discussing the days events. Cinder Hills Off Highway Vehicle Area. Cinder hills flagstaff az Tourist attractions include Hundred-Dollar Hill (a nasty hill-climb of almost 900 feet!) Approximately 3/4 mile past milepost 426 turn east on Forest Service Road 776 and follow the signs. The Cinder Hills is a scenic recreation area enjoyed by many off-highway vehicle enthusiasts. Follow red stakes and tracklog, although exact route is not critical. Have you been there? All riders under 18 must have a helmet. Cinder Hills OHV Area. Nice road in and out. Representatives from various user groups of 2-wheel, 3-wheel, and 4-wheel vehicles have been involved in the planning and use in Cinder Hills and this coordination will continue. 13,500 acres have been designated for OHV use. Located in Coconino National Forest. Boulders OHV ist ein beliebtes Aufenthaltsgebiet für das Erholungsgebiet Lake Pleasant / Hieroglyphic Mountain OHV, das ein motorisiertes Off-Highway-Streckensystem in der malerischen Wüstenlandschaft von Upper Sonoran zeigt. Before you venture out on your offroading trip you need to make sure you are prepared for emergencies. Sunday morning Jack, Jeff, and the Zimmerman's went back out to the cinders. and Sunset crater, a 500ft deep volcanic crater used by the Apollo astronauts for practice on operating the Lunar Rover (off-limits to OHV). Helmets and spark arresters required. Size 13,500 Acres Skill Level All Trailhead Near Flagstaff, Ariz. Sadly, we spent too little time there and only scratched the surface. Its numerous volcanic cinder cones and craters surrounded by a ponderosa pine forest environment gives the area its unique value. We aired up and left shortly before sunset. You can also use the georeferenced Cinder Hills OHV Trails Map through the Avenza Map app. The Cinder Hills OHV Area is an extensive area of deep volcanic cinders surrounded by Ponderosa Pine. Near Flagstaff, is a 13,500 acre OHV area. Roads converge at Little Cinder Basin. Flagstaff, AZ 86001 Its a must for everybody. Enjoy hill climbs as well as miles of high desert trails surrounded by ponderosa pines. We had a great time discussing the days events. You may want to consider lowering your tire pressure once you get off the main dirt road. Loose, gravelly ash is soft like sand and can quickly overheat engines. Cinder Hills OHV Area. View Map. It is located 13 miles northeast of Flagstaff. The Cinder Hills OHV Area is the place to camp if you've got a dirt bike, ATV, jeep, or dune buggy. Ramps are provided to unload unlicensed vehicles. Please respect these closure areas. Dogs are also able to use this trail. Cinder Hills OHV Area. The area is east of Highway 89 south of Sunset Crater National Monument. Great winter trail!!! Great OHV site. At an elevation of 6,900 feet above sea level, it provides a great summer getaway for some of us desert dwelling people. Only licensed vehicles allowed on Forest Service roads leading into the area. Obey all signs and stay within the area boundary at all times. This place is more suited for SxS, ATV and dirt bikes. The Cinders OHV Area Flagstaff, AZ. Out in the open, easy fast runs could be done. Helmets are required by state law for all drivers and passengers under the age of 18. Map showing recreational areas. Varied terrain and unique views. Approximately 13,500 acres in the Cinder Hills has been designated for off-highway vehicle recreation. I saw many people enjoying the dirt bikes and off-road toys while others camped. Pad Type gravel. There isn't a real trail to speak of, but this area seems to get OHV use, so at some point you are bound to come across their tracks. Cinder Hills OHV Loop is a 13.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Flagstaff, Arizona that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. 776 towards ‘Cinder Hills OHV Recreation Area’. This is a community page for information, news, weather and tips for playing at The Cinders OHV in FLagstaff, Arizona Cinder Dunes is comprised of thousands of acres of dunes with 13,500 acres open to off-roading. Return the way you came or via other alternative routes. My Toyota 4Runner did great and made it easy getting to the very top. After passing information board with rules and regulations, gravel road ends. District Offices with Finding a spot to park the RV is easy - you can pretty much camp anywhere among the cinders. I rolled in with a JK. The terrain consists of volcanic cinders. Cinder Hills OVH Area Dirtbike, Observed Trials, ATV/ORV/OHV trails near Flagstaff, Arizona. Dispersed camping is allowed but there are no facilities such as water or restrooms. Sandy Steps, Heart and Upper Oldham Trail. addresses & phones, Coconino Nat'l Forest Generally unrestricted use will be on areas devoid of vegetation or with sparse vegetation and without such things as sensitive plants, archaeological sites, critical wildlife habitat, excessively steep slopes, or visually sensitive areas. For current conditions call Peaks Ranger District (928) 526-0866. There is both open riding and miles of single track trails. All vehicles are required to have a Forest Service approved exhaust system or spark arrester and be in good condition. Return Trip: Return the way you came. The Cinder Hills is a scenic recreation area enjoyed by many off-highway vehicle enthusiasts. Thanks to numerous cinder cones dotting the region, and hence the name, this little piece of northern Arizona is full of pumice and ponderosa. The area is also frequented by local Northern Arizona University students and military personnel from Camp Navajo looking to party. Interesting place. Due to a growing interest in this area for off-highway vehicle recreation, additional management direction is needed to protect sensitive resources and to provide for continuing use of this recreation. in the Coconino National Forest. Continue east through swale as road climbs quickly. Introduction Methods Jenna Slagle Kalayn Kuykendall Morgan Gulid Cory Walters Cinder Hills OHV Description of Methods -volcanic ecosystem -cinders ejected during the eruption of Sunset Crater Sunset Coral Pink is here: https://youtu.be/dVngwBssRKs. See photos of the the Cinder Hills OHV Area on Flickr. Not hard not easy either. Beautiful trail and we enjoyed it in our JL, however a bit more suited for a razor. Vehicle Types Defined . After 8.3 miles, turn right onto F.R. Access: Drive northeast of Flagstaff on US 89 approximately 7 miles north of Flagstaff Mall. 776 & F.R. 776. A popular hill is Hundred-Dollar Hill. If you get there in time you have virgin snow to play in. Turn right on Forest Road 776, a wide, easy road. Cinders Hill OHV Super Loop is a 34.3 mile loop trail located near Flagstaff, Arizona that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. 275 likes. This area is for OHV use and dispersed camping (up to 14 days in a 30 day period). It offers plenty of varied riding terrain on chunky volcanic cinder sand that is still plenty soft. Cinder Hills is a 13,500 acre off-road area located about 13 miles Northeast of downtown Flagstaff, Az. Stay off the steepest slopes to minimize impact. Campground Details: free, All year, All ages, Tents, 6680 ft elev, hike, dispersed, no facilities, primitive (C) Advertise. Temporary fire restrictions may be in effect. Office: (928) 527-3600 We didn’t see many other people out, but it was a Monday. Dispersed camping permitted in posted areas along F.S. Get up on one of the hills for a great view of Sunset Crater. Reach top of hill. Use the free Motor Vehicle Use Map, which shows where motorized vehicle travel is legally permitted. Map Information. It can be pretty calm, or you can ramp it up and hit some of the difficult side trails. Approximately 13,500 acres in the Cinder Hills has been designated for off-highway vehicle recreation. Off-road travel between FR 545 and FR 776 is prohibited. Management emphasis is for the use of 2-, 3-, and 4-wheel vehicles. We meandered through the forests trails and found lots of whoops, which our X3 coasted across. A sensitive resource area of 53,000 acres surrounding the designated off-highway use area has been set aside as closed to cross-country travel. Campground Location:, Flagstaff AZ. Finally, consider Cinder Hills OHV (Off-Highway Vehicle) area northeast of Flagstaff. (Includes AZ trails information for ATV and motorcycle use) Only licensed motor vehicles will be permitted on Forest Roads 414 and 776. Elevation is 6,900 feet. Made the loop and explored everything in between. The sandy trail could get a little deep in certain areas so stay on the path unless you’re prepared for deep sand. Off-road travel between FR 545 and FR 776 is prohibited. Overview of Cinder Hills OHV Area. The Cinder Hills OHV Area is mainly used by off-highway vehicle enthusiasts and includes miles of trails through deep volcanic craters, huge hills, and ponderosa pines. Know before you go. Longest RV Reported: 14 feet (Travel Trailer) Reported by Mighty Riggs on 6/12/2019. Facilities at Bonito Campground: 44 single unit sites with tables, fire rings and cooking grills, paved roads and spurs, campfire program auditorium, drinking water, toilets (flush type), one accessible campsite, barrier-free toilets, two educational sites. Opportunity to gain a lot of elevation up steep trails and cool open expanses. There is no direct access between FR 776 and FR 545 (Sunset Crater-Wupatki Scenic Loop Drive). Very different type of trail(s). Location Flagstaff, AZ Rating Moderate, Length 15.2mi Time 2hrs Guide . Supporter Subscription Become a Campendium Supporter and enjoy ad-free browsing plus bonus features! 777 must be street legal. The cinders limit the growth of vegetation to a reasonable level, bushwhacking should not even come into play. Trail #12 Vehicle Types. Swing north up extremely steep hill to top of Double Crater. End of the largest riding areas in Arizona you can also use the georeferenced Hills... 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