Winter Recreation

Fort Tuthill County Park

With ample snow accumulation, Fort Tuthill County Park transforms into a winter wonderland. Enjoy winter recreation and explore the outdoors when you snowshoe and cross country ski on the trails in Fort Tuthill. Or build a snowman and take in the sights and sounds of winter. A portable toilet is located in the north parking lot next to the Soldiers Trail trailhead. Fort Tuthill County Park is open for day use, sunrise to sunset. 

Download the park map for parking locations, trails, and trailheads. As a reminder, do not park on County-maintained rights-of-way during snow season, between November 1-April 1, for safety reasons and to prevent traffic congestion per Winter Parking Ordinance 2017-11

*There are no sledding hills at Fort Tuthill County Park. Please do not sled on the Fort Tuthill Bike Park or you will damage the features which were built specifically for cyclists to hone their skills on jumps and flow trails. If you're interested in sledding and tubing, Flagstaff Snow Park is located within the park boundaries. 

Flagstaff Snow Park

Flagstaff Snow Park is located at Fort Tuthill County Park and offers visitors a variety of tubing hills including a kiddie hill and long, fast runs. To visit Flagstaff Snow Park, you will need to purchase a day pass, which includes a snow tube rental (do not bring your own sled). Visit their website for hours and tickets.

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Flagstaff Snow Park

Pumphouse County Natural Area

Winter brings another layer of calm and quiet in the natural area, located about 7 miles south of Flagstaff in the community of Kachina Village. Popular with the local residents, the natural area has a system of trails that are great for trail running, snowshoeing, and cross country skiing. Pumphouse County Natural Area is open for day use, sunrise to sunset. There are restroom facilities nearby at Raymond County Park.

Download the park map for parking locations, trails, and trailheads. As a reminder, do not park on County-maintained rights-of-way during snow season, between November 1-April 1, for safety reasons and to prevent traffic congestion per Winter Parking Ordinance 2017-11.

Rogers Lake County Natural Area

During the winter season, the road is closed to Rogers Lake County Natural Area (Forest Road 231 / Woody Mountain Road) to vehicular traffic. The US Forest Service - Coconino National Forest posts the closure notice when the road becomes impassible. In past seasons, people have cross country skied out to the natural area and enjoyed a winter wonderland. Rogers Lake County Natural Area is open for day use, sunrise to sunset.

Download the park map for parking locations, trails, and trailheads. Download the Rogers Trail map, a trail that connects Fort Tuthill County Park and Rogers Lake County Natural Area.

Please check the Coconino County Parks and Recreation Facebook page for up-to-date information and park conditions. Visit our Trails page for maps to the parks and natural areas. There are many Watchable Wildlife opportunities in the parks and natural areas, too.

Flagstaff Winter Snowplay Map

The 2018-19 Flagstaff Winter Snowplay map is here! Want to know where to go, what activities there are and the new hotline number? Click the image to find out all the Snowplay activities in Flagstaff! 

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Weather conditions change daily. Check weather conditions before your visit. 

Park visitors are reminded to: 

  • Be prepared: Travel with cold weather necessities including plenty of gas in the tank, fully charged cell phone, supply of drinking water, flashlight, batteries, pack blankets, gloves, scarves, snacks and medication.
  • Safety first: Slow down, only park in designated areas, do not park along highways, allow for extra time due to road conditions or travel delays.
  • Respect property: Do not block driveways, entrances or exits, use restrooms prior to arriving at snowplay area, play in approved designated areas as shown on the snowplay map.
  • Leave no trace: Be sure to take your trash and snowplay items back to your vehicle for proper storage, recycling or trash. 
  • Have an alternative plan: Flagstaff offers numerous indoor and outdoor family-friendly winter activities. Stop by the Flagstaff Visitor Center for a customized itinerary.
  • Spend the night: Weather is unpredictable and conditions can quickly change. Err on the cautious side and plan to stay overnight. There are plenty of family and pet-friendly hotels and campgrounds. Visit the Flagstaff Convention and Visitors Bureau for more information.

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Pack it in, pack it out. Please pick up your litter and practice Leave No Trace principles.

Winter Parking Information

In November 2017 the Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to approve Winter Parking Ordinance 2017-11. This ordinance prohibits parking at all times along County maintained rights-of-way between November 1 and April 1 and allows for the civil enforcement of parking restrictions either by citation (not less than $200 fine) or towing. This ordinance is intended to help reduce the detrimental effects of snow play, which create safety hazards for visitors and adversely impact area residents’ quality of life through illegal parking, littering and trespassing on private property.