The White Mountains along the Arizona - New Mexico border are the second highest range in the state. The range is dotted with lakes and streams. Camping and fishing is plentiful in this high mountain area with several stocked lakes, and most years there is great snow for snowmobiling, downhill skiing, and cross-country skiing at the Sunrise Ski Resort. The White Mountains are only 220 miles east of Phoenix and 250 miles north of Tucson.
Petrified Forest National Park - the world's largest and most colorful concentration of petrified wood, and the multihued badlands known as the Painted Desert. Located off I-40 in Northeastern Arizona, east of Holbrook. About 100 miles from Flagstaff.
Meteor Crater - the first proven, best preserved meteorite crater on Earth!! Located in the high grassland of Northern Arizona, a visit to the Meteor Crater Visitor's Center provides you with an enjoyable educational experience. Visit www.meteorcrater.com for more details.
Boating & Fishing
Lyman Lake - this 1,500 acre reservior is surrounded by Lyman Lake State Park. Summer days, with temperatures in the 80's to low 90's, are perfect for fishing, swimming, water-skiing, boating, hiking, or just plain relaxing. No size restriction on boats. Located 11 miles south of St. Johns on US 191.
Concho Lake - Concho Lake is located 10 miles west of St. Johns and about 30 miles northeast of Show Low. There is a store, restaurant, picnic area, and restrooms at the lake. Great fishing with trout, large mouth bass and sunfish. Only electric boats/motors may be used.
Silver Creek Golf Club (Show Low) - Rated 4 stars by Golf Digest. 18 hole championship golf course with a full Pro Shop and great food in the Sandbaggers Bar & Grill. Call 888-537-3673 or visit http://www.silvercreekgolfclub.com/ .
Bison Golf (Show Low) - Bison Golf & Country Club is a semi-private course offering 18 beautiful holes. Please visit http://www.bisongolf.net/ for more information.
Torreon Golf (Show Low) - Torreon's 36 holes of championship golf is one of Arizona's most exhilarating and picturesque golf experiences. Preserving the aesthetics of the land, including its natural washes and wildlife, you'll maneuver tree-lined fairways that frame spectacular mountain views. The Tower and Cabin Courses are distinctive in style creating a breadth of opportunities to test your skill. Torreon offers an interesting challenge to seasoned golfers as well as those just getting started. Plan a group tournament. Take a private or group lesson to polish your game. With inspired settings, great golf and luxurious lodging you'll find reasons to stay longer and get in one more round. Please visit www.torreon.com/golf for more information.
Hiking & Biking
The White Mountains of Arizona offer hikers many trails to chose from for all skill levels.
Cactus Bike Pinetop: located in beautiful Pinetop just minutes from Sunrise Ski Resort. Offering guided bike and hiking tours of Pinetop and the White Mountains. Open May 1st through August 31st. 928-701-1940.
White Water Rafting
Black River - this roadless one day trip is very isolated. With good flows at the right time of year, it is really a special treat.
Salt River (Upper) - the Upper Salt River runs from US Highway 60 through State Highway 288, a length that sounds far more bland than it is. This river is nearly 52 miles of scenic and dramatic views and the rapids are truly wild.
Casino - over 800 slot machines from a penny to $5. Great lodging, dining, and a conference center.
Miles from Arizona cities to the White Mountains
Phoenix to Show Low: 175 miles
Tucson to Show Low: 195 miles
Flagstaff to Show Low: 180 miles
Payson to Show Low: 90 miles