Of all the areas to visit, travelers would be hard pressed to find a region offering more—more natural beauty, more history and culture, more recreation, more adventure, more memories—than Arizona’s White Mountains.
Here, sunny skies and four classic seasons enhance a variety of activities. In winter, visitors can enjoy sledding or tobogganing, ice-fishing, cross-country skiing, and of course world-class downhill skiing and snowboarding. Surrounding our town there are miles of groomed trails and first-rate facilities to draw enthusiasts from around the world.
Spring, too, is a special time. Frozen lakes and streams thaw to welcome fishermen (some of the best fishing of the year can be found in spring), boaters, hikers, and sightseers. Meadow grasses turn green and wildflowers reach for the sun. As the earth rejuvenates, so does the spirit.
In summer, with stubborn patches of gleaming snow still clinging to her summits, the White Mountains offer visitors a variety of scenic attractions and an unlimited array of outdoor activities. Some 50 alpine lakes and 800 miles of cold, crystal-clear rivers and springs entice visitors to our mountain playground.
Autumn is for many their favorite season, when the land and its inhabitants prepare for the coming snow. The White Mountains offer a change of colors to rival any in the nation, with the added pleasure of relative solitude. Wildlife is abundant, trails are uncrowded; hunters and fishermen enjoy spectacular sport, and hiking and sightseeing are at their best.