Coconino National Forest

Compilation of available data for springs of Coconino National Forest. Data provided by ASLRISAGIC, the NHD Database, Northern Arizona University, Grand Canyon Wildlands Council, and Grand Canyon Trust

Springs of Arizona are significantly clustered. This pattern is particularly pronounced along the Mogollon Rim - a spectacular escarpment that extends nearly 200 miles across central Arizona and defines the southwestern boundary of the Colorado Plateau. Much of Coconino National Forest straddles this ecotone, a mixing zone of tropical and boreal biota over recent geologic time. 

With support from the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust, Grand Canyon Wildlands Council surveyed many springs in Coconino National Forest in 2009 and 2010. Grand Canyon Trust surveyed additional springs through their volunteer program, and shared their data for compilation at Springs Online. From 2011 to 2013, Northern Arizona University completed additional surveys with funding from the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust. Thanks to these efforts, and many volunteers, we have full survey data for 114 of the 369 known springs within this area. 

Interactive Map

Through our partnership with Esri, SSI has developed an online, interactive map depicting springs across Coconino National Forest. For more information please contact us