outdoor recreation


Coconino National Forest officials say Fossil Creek will open at half of its capacity through July.

Brady Smith, U.S. Forest Service, Southwestern Region, Coconino National Forest

A memo published today by Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue directs the U.S. Forest Service to increase mining, grazing, and recreation on public lands. KNAU’s Melissa Sevigny reports.

Matt York/AP

Grand Canyon National Park officials will expand recreational access as part of their phased-in approach to reopening the park.

Larry Simkins/Arizona Trail Association

The Arizona Trail Association says the Trump administration’s plan to expand its border wall would destroy one of the trail’s most important sites. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports.


Sedona’s mayor is in talks with Coconino National Forest officials to close several popular hiking trails and trailheads as large crowds continue to gather.