The Coconino National Forest will soon begin improving access to existing restrooms at two popular trailheads on the Red Rock Ranger District. This includes the Bell Rock Vista and Courthouse Butte trailhead parking areas located north of the Village of Oak Creek along State Route 179.
Construction work is scheduled to begin Tuesday, Sept. 7 and is expected to be complete by Oct. 22. Although daily trailhead parking is still available, construction activity may create some inconvenience between the hours of 6 a.m. and 6 p.m., including weekends. Restrooms will remain closed throughout the construction period.
Facility improvements will include a new information kiosk at the Court House Butte Trailhead and new concrete walkways and handrails at both the Court House Butte and Bell Rock Vista trailheads to improve public restroom access. There will be some earthwork involved around the buildings and will require earth moving equipment. Overall improvements will provide easier access and ultimately, a better experience for visitors.
During the construction period, alternative restroom facilities are available at the Red Rock Visitor Information Office located south of the Village of Oak Creek or the Little Horse Trailhead, located approximately 2.5 miles north of the Bell Rock Vista Trailhead.
For more information, please contact the Red Rock Ranger District at (928) 203-7500.