Raymond Wildlife Area is owned by the Arizona Game & Fish Commission and is found in predominately flat grassland habitat adjacent to Anderson Mesa and pinyon-juniper forest approximately 30 miles east of Flagstaff.

What You'll See

The wildlife area is well known for its resident bison herd but visitors may observe other wildlife including elk, antelope, northern harrier, and Gunnison's prairie dogs. Be aware that at certain times of the year it is very difficult to locate the bison.  

Getting There

Raymond Wildlife Area is approximately 30 miles east of Flagstaff on I-40. Visitors should be aware the last 10 miles is along a relatively unmaintained dirt road. From Flagstaff, go east on I-40 to exit 225 (Buffalo Range Road). Go south on the dirt road approximately 10 miles to the wildlife area boundary. You will see signs indicating the wildlife area. The area headquarters is 2 miles from the property boundary.

Helpful Tips


Yeager Canyon Trail is an easy to moderate 2-mile loop near the Wildlife Area headquarters. Camping is allowed on the Wildlife Area, but only in designated sites. Must obey all posted restrictions, and travel is on open marked roads only. Parking and public restrooms are available near Wildlife Area headquarters. 

Access Info 

Buffalo Range Road is a dirt road and may not be suitable for passenger vehicles during rain or snowy conditions. 



Arizona Game & Fish, Flagstaff Office