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Your Travel Guide to Arizona's Local Legends and Best Kept Secrets
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The White Mountains of Arizona rise up high in the eastern part of the state, near the border with New Mexico and the Mogollon Rim.
Nearby communities include Show Low, Pinetop-Lakeside, Greer, Springerville, Eagar,and McNary. Much of the range is within the Fort Apache Indian Reservation.
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Major Points of Interest:
Petrified Forest National Park
Big collection of giant trees turned to stone.
Historic highway was the first
all-weather road linking Chicago to California.
White Mountain Recreation Areas
Local state parks and other areas providing hiking, camping, fishing,
hunting and more.
Apache County Historical Society Museum
180 W. Cleveland St, St. Johns, AZ; (520) 337-4737;
Mon-Fri 9AM-5PM (Exc Holidays); Donation Funded
Displays of early pioneer and native american artifacts. Includes
antique guns and slot machines.
Little House Museum
Southfork Rd., Eagar, AZ: (520) 333-2286; Admission $4;
Guided Tours Thurs-Mon at 1:30 / Fri-Sat at 11 and 1:30; May 15- Labor Day
Pioneer museum next to the Little Colorado River with
na history of former residents and famous visitors to the area.
Fort Apache Historic Park
Located in Whiteriver, AZ; (520) 338-4625;
Open Daily 9AM-4PM; Admission $1; Children under 12 free;
Located in the center of the Fort Apache Indian Reservation is
this 288-acre site with over 20 buildings dating to 1870-1930.
Nearby are native american peublo ruins and petroglyphs.
(See also Arizona Military Posts.)
White Mountain Recreation Areas
- Fool Hollow Lake Recreation Area (520) 537-3680
Open Daily 8AM-6PM; Admission $5/Vehicle; Camping $10-$15.
Fishing, swimming and boating allowed in the lake covering the
former town of Ayers. Campground inside 100-foot tall pine trees.
Follow SR-260 2 miles west from Show Low,
then right on Old Linden Rd.
(See also Arizona Outdoor Recreation.)
- Pinetop-Lakeside (520) 367-4290
Twin towns firsted founded by Mormon pioneers in 1878 and later
incorporated as a resort community in 1984 situated on the edge
of the Mogollon Rim. This is a very popular spot for wintersports,
fishing, camping and hiking. Also here is the Hon-Dah Casino - Open
24 Hours (520) 369-0299.
(See also Arizona Outdoor Recreation,
and Arizona Wintersports.)
- Sunrise Ski Area (520) 735-7669
Open Daily 9AM-4:30PM Nov-Apr Only.
(See also Arizona Wintersports.)
- Lyman Lake State Park (520) 337-4441
Open Daily 8AM-6PM; Admission $4/Vehicle; Camping $10-$15.
Located 11 miles south of St. Johns on US-191. 1,180 acre park
is home to a small herd of buffalo and other wildlife. Lake is
popular for waterskiing during summer. Tours available of
indian ruins and prehistoric rock art.
Tour Springerville Arizona
Located at the base of the White Mountains, Springerville is
a major cattle-ranching area of Eastern Arizona. Several historic sites are found here.