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· Archery

· Art Galleries (see Antiques /Shopping tab)

· Astronomy/Star watching

· Bird Watching (also see hiking tab)

· Biking (See Biking tab)

· Boat Rentals

· Bowling

· Canyoneering/ Climbing

· Car Races

· Cocktail Lounges

· Cool Treats

· Darts

· Disappear into the Wilderness

· Dude Ranches/Alpaca Ranches

· Disc Golf

· Entertainment/Concerts/Plays(See Calender)

· Flea Markets (see Classifieds)

· Festivals and Car Shows(Festivals tab)

· Games/Leagues

· Golf

· Go Karts


· Karaokee

· Lakes (see fishing and camping)

· Libraries

· Massage

· Movies(Under Entertainment tab)

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· Museums

· Nature Walks

· Picnicing

· Rock Hunting

· Ropings /Gymkhanas/Rodeo (See calendar)

· School Sports

· Scenic Drives (see Day trips tab)

· Senior Centers (see also Clubs and Org)

· Shopping (See Antiques/Shopping tab)

· Specialty Learning Camps

· Softball

· Sports: tennis bb racket ball volley ball

· Summer Camps

· Swimming

· Unique Lodging/Cabins (See Unique cabins tab)

· Water Sports

· White Water Rafting

· Wildlife Watching/Wildhorses viewing

· Wild Horse watching

· Yard Sales(see Classifieds)

Archery: Timber Mesa Archery 1101 E Huning Show Low 537-9808

Art Galleries:

Diamond West 1746 E White Mt. Blvd Pinetop 367-0267

High Country Gallery Pinetop 367-3916

Hoof and Horns Art 1035 W. 3rd N. Western Industrial Park Snowflake 536-6032

Integrity Art Gallery 857 E White Mt Blvd Suite 1 Ponderosa Plaza 367-2751

Joyous Lake Studio and Gallery 1869 E White Mt. Blvd Ste C Pinetop 367-1319

KS Western Art 514 E Main Springerville 333-4323

McGee’s Beyond Native 2114 N Navajo Blvd Holbrook 524-1977

Red Elk Metal Art 2905 Holiday Forest Overgaard 535-6648

Trading Post Southwest 1525 S Creel Ave. #1 Pinetop 367-6720

Astronomy: Little Colorado River Valley Astronomy Club

Bird Watching:

Bike Rentals: Cycle Mania 100 N White Mt. Rd 537-8812

Boat Rentals: Crescent Lake 521-1387

Earl Park Wht. River Reservation fish catch and release

Hawley Lake 335-7511 Wht. River Reservation

Horseshow Cinega White River Reservation Closed

Reservation Lake White River Reservation

Sunrise Lake White River Reservation

Woods Canyon Lake

Bowling: Ponderosa Bowling Center 5249 Hwy 260 Show Low 537-9828

Route 66 Bowling and Pizza 291 Twelfth Ave. Holbrook 928-245-0389

CANYONEERING (technical hiking/climbing is define as an type of hiking/climbing

involving the use of technical equipment (pitons, harness, ropes, etc.) or techniques

(rappelling, etc.).

Permitted Canyoneering below Salt River Bridge to reservation line.

Rock Climbing South of Winslow at Jacks Canyon near Chevlon Creek

Enjoy Guided Canyoneering Wet and Wild adventure sport of hiking,

swimming, rock climbing and rappelling often over waterfalls. Join us in a trip through

our incredibly beautiful Cibecue Canyon and we will give you memories.

Call Hon-Dah Ski & Outdoor sport at 877-226-4868.

Car Racing: Thunder Raceway 4701 E Deuce of Clubs Show Low 537-1111

Grand Prix Racing/Labor Day Weekend (928) 337-2000 St. Johns

Climbing see Canyoneering

Cocktail Lounges:

Absolute Distraction 5335 Hwy 260 Wagon Wheel

Brickmans Grill 1450 E White Mt. Blvd Pinetop 367-7400

Charlie Clark’s Steak House 1701 E White Mt. Blvd Pinetop


Chuckwagon 1890 Saloon Porter Mt. Rd Pinetop-Lakeside 563-5800

Coyote Creek Saloon Springerville 333-4022

El Rancho 680 S. Main Snowflake 536-4139

Hollywood & Wine 2314 E. White Mt. Blvd Pinetop 367-1147

Hon-Dah Resort Casino & Conference Center Pinetop 369-0299

Mesa Grill & Sports Bar 2318 N Navajo Blvd Holbrook 524-6697

Ranch House Saloon & Grill Hwy 77 Snowflake 536-7105

Rumors Cocktails 1457 E. Deuce of Clubs Show Low 537-3639

Tequila Red’s Cocktail Lounge 521 E. Main Springerville 333-5036

The Cabin Bar and Grill 2763 Hwy 260 Overgaard 535-6117

Young’s Corral 865 N. Navajo Blvd Holbrook 524-1875

Cool Treats:

A&W Corner Navajo Blvd

Marble Slab

Dairy Queen 1001 N Navajo Blvd Holbrook 524-6553

Dairy Queen 160 E. Deuce of Clubs Show Low 537-2446

Dairy Queen 1304 E. 2nd St. Winslow 289-3282

Dairy Queen Country Store Taylor

Darrel’s Root Beer Stand 1001 N. Williamson Ave Winslow 289-2891

Junes Diner Jct Hwy 277 & 260 535-4510

Heritage Creamery 123 N. Main St Snowflake 536-3741


Entertainment: For performances , concerts and plays through out the

White Mountain Area see our White Mountain Calendar and Festivals and Events


Hon-Dah Resort Casino Live Entertainment Gaming and Casino at Hon-Dah

7 nites a week check the calendar or go to

RT’s Black Bull (928) 537-5581

Off-track betting location in Show Low

Flea Markets and Farmers Markets:

Snowflake: St Lawrence Flea and Farmers Market Sat and Su 8-5 All Year

weather permitting Main St. Snowflake between NPC and Pro Build

Best Swap meet on the mountain Call 928- 536-2497

White Mountain Lake: Flea Market at White Mountain Lake Rd

and Hwy 77 every Friday, Saturday and soon Sunday. Space rent

available $5.00 when you show up early.

Show Low:


St. Johns:



Frisbee Disc Golf (928) 368-6700


Frisbee Disc Golf (928) 532-4140 Springerville ??

Go Karts: White Mountain Family Fun Park (928) 368-4420 Pinetop-Lakeside


Alpine Country Club ……………………. 3 Miles east of Alpine off Us 180 92-339-4944 9 holes

Bison……………………………….. 860 N. 36th Drive Show Low 537-4564

Concho Valley Country Club Off Hwy 61 7 County Rd 5100 Concho Valley 337-4644

Hidden Cove Golf Course Holbrook 524-3097

Pine Meadows Country Club 2209 Country Club Dr. Overgaard 535-4220 9 holes

Pinetop Lakes Golf & Country Club 4643 Buck Springs Rd Pinetop 369-4531

Santa Fe Station Golf course 100 E. North Rd. Winslow 289-6737

Show Low Golf Club 860 N. 36th Dr. Show Low 537-8354

Silver Creek Golf Club off Hwy 77 at White Mt. Lake 537-2744

Snowflake Municipal Golf Course 90 N. Country Club Dr. Snowflake 536-7233

` Torreon Golf Club 3722 W Sugar Pine Wy Show Low 532-4653 36 holes


* The National forests are open to hunting but shooting is prohibited in some area.

Large game are mule deer, elk, antelope for our area and turkey and other small game

. See the Arizona Game and Fish website for more information on permits and drawings.

Local Hunting Camps/ Workshops where mentors teach hunting basics:

* Fall 2009 (date pending), Small Game Hunting Camp – Hosted by Northeastern

Arizona Sportsman’s Association, at Vernon. To register, contact (928) 337-3768


* Oct 2-3 – Squirrel camp – Hosted by Arizona Game and Fish Pinetop Region at

t LoLos Burros Campground. To register, call (928) 367-4281


* Oct. 8-12, Junior Deer Hunting Camp – Hosted by Arizona Deer Association

at the Colcord Ridge Campground for units 3A, 3C, 22, and 23 (Open to those

already issued a deer tag). For information, call (623) 866-8919 or


* December (date pending), Shotgun Shooting Camp – Hosted by Northeastern

Arizona Sportsman’s Association in St. Johns. To register, call (928) 337-3768.

Karoakee: One Eyed Jacks above JB’s Show Low 480 W Deuce of Clubs Show Low

537- 5929

The Cabin Bar and Grill 2763 Hwy 260 Overgaard 535-6117

Lakes of the Area:

Chart of area lakes

See break down on lakes usage also in Camping and Fishing information.


A Blue Ray Massage Therapy 218 White Mt. Blvd Ste B Lakeside 367-5804

Amazing Touch Massage 1684 E. White Mt. Blvd. Ste 8 242-0676 369-6154

Asian Touch Massage Therapy 1052 E. Deuce of Clubs Ste C 537-5848

Center for Healing Therapies 3093 Deer Tr Lakeside 368-5813

Diane Hughes Rolf 388 W. Pima Ln Pinetop 367-1927

Golby-Sauders Carol LMT RYT 1684 E Wht Mt. Blvd Pinetop 369-6154

Healing Hands Massage Therapy 1894 Hwy 260 Heb er 535-5796

Mountain Oasis Massage Center 1191 E Deuce of Clubs Dr Show Low 537-0208

Peaceful Massage 720 N. Buttler Ste 5 Eagar 333-36

SPA Estique 476 W White Mt. Blvd Pinetop 367-6500

Minature Golf:

White Mountain Family Fun Park (928) 368-4420 Pinetop-Lakeside


Apache County Historical Museum 337-4737 180 W. Cleveland in St. Johns

Butterfly Lodge Museum 4 County Rd 1126 Greer 735-7514

Casa Malpais Project 418 E. Main Springerville 333-5375

Fort Apache Museum 5 miles South of Whiteriver 928-333-4385

Historic Navajo County Courthouse 100 E. Arizona St. Holbrook

Old Trails Museum 212 N Kinsley Ave. Winslow 289-5861

Petrified Forest Museum Holbrook 524-1509

Rene Cushman Museum Springerville 333-2123

Show Low Historical Society Museum 541 E. Deuce of Clubs Show Low 532-7115

Stinson Museum 102 N. 1st East Snowflake 536-4881

Taylor Museum 536-4331 Taylor

White Mountain Historical Park 333-2123 Springerville

Nature Walks/ Family activities:

Big Springs Environmental Area (928) 368-6700 On Woodland Road in Pinetop-Lkside

Jacques Marsh (928) 367-4290 Two miles north of Pinetop-Lakeside on Juniper Road

Mogollon Rim Nature Walk (928) 367-4290 North of Pinetop-Lakeside on SR 260

Squirrel Springs Recreation Area (928) 333-2123 Hwy 373 north of Greer

Pintail Lake (928) 537-2326 Four miles north of U.S. 60 on SR 77

Sipe White Mountain Wildlife Area (928) 333-2123 Round Valley

Wenima Riparian Area (928) 333-2123 Springerville

Night Clubs: Absolute Distraction 5735 Hwy 260 Wagon Wheel Village 537-9949

See also Cocktail Lounges

Off Road Vehicles: For ATV and Snow Mobiles

Long Draw Route Mogollon Rim

30 mile loop Chevlon Crossing or Chevlon Lake Street Legal/licensed vehicle


Saffel Canyon Trail near Eagar

25 mile Round Trip Moderate Picnic area at start with Tot Lot Training area

Off Highway vehicles: info

Arizona ATV Riders
OHV Type: ATV and UTV/Side X Side
Family-oriented: Camping, trail rides, volunteer opportunities, meetings,

public lands trail planning and access issues.

White Mountain Trails Association, Inc.
OHV Type: ATV (Navajo County)
Michael Sipes, President, PO Box 833, Show Low, AZ 85902, (928) 537-9863
wmota (at) External Link

Petrified Forest National Parks:

Off I 40 east of Holbrook

More than 200 million years ago, flourishing trees and vegetation covered

much of this area of Northeastern Arizona. But volcanic lava destroyed the

forest, and the remains were embedded into sediment comprised of

volcanic ash and water. Erosion set the logs free millions of years later,

revealing the petrified wood – made mostly of quartz – that Arizona

visitors gather to see.

Also see the astounding rainbow of hues of the desert and rocky badlands

at The Painted Desert at the North entrance of the park and then check

out Puerco Pueblo and nearly 800 year old 100 room dwelling at the

park along with remnants of more than 13,000 years of human history

and an unforgettable encounter with Arizona nature.


Fools Hollow State Park (928) 537-3680

Show Low

Freeman Park (928) 536-4331


Lyman Lake State Park (928) 337-4441

Snowflake City Park (928) 536-4331

One block west of Main St. in Snowflake

Taylor City Park (928) 536-4331

Seven blocks west of Center Main in Taylor

Woodland Lake Park (928) 368-6700


National Forest : Picnickers are welcome throughout the forests.

Where fees are charged for camping they also apply to picnicking

. However, no overnight camping fees are charged in day-use only areas.

Rock Hunting White Mountain Gem & Mineral Club, Inc.;

P. O. Box 3504; Show Low, Arizona 85902-3504 . Meets 1st Tuesday

of the month at 6:30 pm. J.B.’s Restaurant Conference Room

(on the Deuce of Clubs) Show Low, AZ. Contact: Nanz Marshall (928)537-2524;

( ) or Eunice McQuiston (928)536-7209;

( )

Ropings/Gymkhanas/Rodeos See Calendar also

Rv Rentals : Cycle Mania 100 N White Mt. Rd Show Low 537-8812

Senior Centers:

St Johns 75 W. Cleveland 337-2144

Pinetop-Lakeside 12200 W. White Mountain Blvd 368-5869

Snowflake Silver Creek Senior Center 1658 S Main 536-2222

Show Low Senior Center 980 E. Brady 537-2411

Cedar Hills Senior Center 9419 Concho Rd (PO Box 2504)

Snowflake, AZ 85937


Soon to link to centers newsletters and schedules


Pinetop-Lakeside Parks & Recreation (928) 368-6700

Round Valley Recreation Center (928) 333-1639

Show Low Parks and Rec. (928) 532-4130

Snowflake City Park (928) 536-4331

One block west of Main St. in Snowflake

Taylor City Park (928) 536-4331

Seven blocks west of Center Main in Taylor

Woodland Lake Park (928) 368-6700

Summer Camps:

Camp Grace 6385 W White Mt. Blvd. Lakeside 537-1252

Camp Ponderosa Ranch The Salvation Army 3201 Forest Service Rd.

504 Overgaard 535-5082

Camp Shadow Pines Hwy 260 Heber-Overgaard 535-4131

Camp Tatiyee Lions Camp Lakeside 537-4781

Camp Tatiyee for the Handicapped Show Low 537-4781

Swimming: Public Pools:

Show Low Family Aquatic Fitness Center (928) 532-4130

On U.S. 60, adjacent to Show Low Park

Round Valley Swimming Pool Eagar 333-2238

Snowflake Swimming Pool (928) 536-2160 Snowflake

St. Johns City Park 337-2225 St. Johns

Access allowed at Comfort Inn: 2055 S. Main Snowflake 536-3888

Lakes: Chevlon, Fools Hollow, Show Low Lake, Willow Springs,

Lyman Lake (Closed)

Teen Clubs:

Show Low Teen Center 700 W McNeil Tue and Thur. 2:30-5:30

Game room/ping pong, pool, mini basket ball, Theatre Room, Computer room


Pinetop Lakes Golf & Country Club (928) 369-4531

One mile east of SR 260 in Pinetop-Lakeside

Show Low City Park (928) 532-4140 Show Low

Snowflake City Park (928) 536-4331Snowflake

St. Johns City Park (928) 337-4517 St. Johns

Woodland Lake Park (928) 368-6700 Pinetop-Lakeside


Freeman Park (928) 536-4331 Taylor

Pioneer Park (928) 536-433 1 North Main in Snowflake

Ramsey Park (928) 333-1639 Eagar

Show Low City Park (928) 532-4130 Show Low

St. Johns City Park (928) 337-4517 St. Johns

Woodland Lake Park (928) 368-6700Pinetop-Lakeside


Water Sports: Kayak and Canoe all Lakes

Most lakes allow boats with electric trolling motors

Boats with 8HP or less Hawley lake, Sunrise Lake,

Reservation Lake, etc.

Jet Ski Chevlon and Lyman Lake (Closed)

Speed Boat: Chevlon and Lyman Lake (Closed)

White Water Rafting:

Allowed below Salt River Canyon Reservation Permit Required

Info from water rr.shtml

Running rivers in the Alpine district is a matter of opportunity.

Even the largest streams on the district are small, and unless they

are swollen well beyond their banks with a raging flood, they are

suited only for small rafts, kayaks, or one- or two-person inflatables

. The two district streams that do flow at levels large enough to float a boat,

on a seasonal basis, are the Black River on the west side of the district

and the Blue River at the bottom of Blue River Canyon. You’ve no doubt

already made the connection—Black and Blue—but actually these rivers are

more likely to leave you smiling than bruised. That is, if you have the expertise

to run them, and if you like doing something that not a whole lot of other people have done.

Think Snow
About the only time you can be reasonably sure of having adequate

water for boating these two streams is during the spring snow melt.

March and April are the best bets, although the season almost

never lasts for that entire time period. Both streams, especially the Blue,

sometimes reach boatable levels during the summer monsoons,

but the problem with this highly unpredictable event is that,

even if you do happen to be in the right place at the right time, the streams

are usually too high to run until they’re too low. In other words, they come up

very fast and they also go back down very fast.

Whitewater A to Z
With all that in mind, if you choose to come in the spring,

and if it’s been a good year for snow, you could very well be rewarded

with a unique and enjoyable boating experience. Both streams are

very picturesque in quite difference ways, and both offer their own

unique challenges to the whitewater boater. You shouldn’t sell either of

them short. They are bona fide whitewater streams and deserve all the

respect that comes with the title. Bring sturdy equipment and the skills

necessary for negotiating free-flowing streams. You’ll see the whole gamut

of whitewater challenges here, including tight passages, frothy drops,

strainers, hydraulics, barbed wire, and undercuts. If you don’t recognize

chose names, the Alpine District may not be the place for a first lesson.

Rapids on these runs range all the way to Class IV and V. In some cases

portages are the only wise course. The Black River is by far the more

technical of the two, although the Blue River has some challenging spots as well.

Black River Features:

Very remote mountain stream
Facilities: Three campgrounds nearby; bodacious rapids;

watchable wildlife, especially bighorn sheep.
Season: March or April (during snowmelt

Wilderness Exploration:

Disappear into the Blue

The Blue Range Primitive Area remains one of Arizona’s untouched

and little known jewels. This is a land of rugged mountains, steep canyons

, and stark ridges that is at the same time remote and accessible through

an extensive trail system. The Mogollon Rim, made famous as the

“Tonto Rim” in Zane Grey’s books, crosses the area from west to east.

This rim, unique both from geological and ecological standpoints, is further

enhanced by the spectacular Blue River Canyon and river. There is spruce

and fir in the high country, and ponderosa pine, pinyon, and juniper in

lower areas. Deer, elk, and other big and small game find food and

shelter in the primitive area’s more remote reaches. Trail access is fairly

good, but prospective visitors are reminded that this is big, rough, generally

dry country

The 7000-acre Mt. Baldy Wilderness

is located on the Springerville Ranger District

. It is a popular area and small in size so limits have been placed

on the size of groups using the area. Hiking and riding groups

should not exceed 12 persons and the maximum number in a group

for overnight camping is six. A permit is not required to enter the

wilderness. The summit of the mountain is on the Fort Apache

Indian Reservation and this area should not be entered without

first contacting the tribal headquarters in Whiteriver.

Wilderness-type experiences can also be found in the

Blue Range Primitive Area

. It is approximately 30 times larger than the Mt. Baldy Wilderness

but receives light use. Large areas of rugged country are found

with numerous trails offering access.

The Escudilla Wilderness on the Alpine Ranger District

was designated in 1984 and contains 5,200 acres.

It lies atop Arizona’s third highest peak. Escudilla Mountain and its

10,912-foot elevation provides marvelous vistas.

It is home to several pristine high elevation meadows,

which are comprised of relatively rare plant associations

. Notable landmarks in or just outside the wilderness include

Profanity Ridge, Terry Flat, Toolbox Draw, and the Punchbowl.

A trail takes visitors to Escudilla Lookout

where they can absorb vistas many miles distant.

Because of the relative scarcity of water and small size

of this wilderness, day use is encouraged.

The newly established Bear Wallow Wilderness

on the Alpine Ranger District boasts some of the largest acreage

of virgin ponderosa pine in the Southwest. Only a few trails provide

access into and within this area and only limited grazing

of domestic livestock in the west half has kept this area unspoiled.

Beautiful Bear Wallow Creek flows throughout the year providing

suitable habitat for the endangered Apache trout. Wildlife

is abundant throughout the area. A majestic view

from atop the Mogollon Rim is available to the hike

r from intermediate and beginner trails.

Wild Horse Viewing: See Day Trips information

Wildlife viewing:

Wildlife observation has no closed seasons or bag limits. It does not

require a permit special skill or equipment. All you need is patience

and a comfortable spot from which to watch. A marsh habitat has

been developed at Pintail Lake four miles northeast of Show Low

using treated sewage effluent. With interpretive signs and an

observation platform, it is a good spot to observe waterfowl

as well as other types of wildlife.

Willow Springs Horsetrap Wildlife Habitat Area
This area is closed to motorized vehicle use in order to provide

a “quiet” area for wildlife. Elk and deer are often observed, especially

in the summer. In October, the leaves of aspen and oak trees change

to a golden yellow. Trails are located on old logging roads and are

not marked.

A ride to the edge of Chevelon Canyon

ends in a beautiful view of the canyon. Riding the loop trail

provides a view of Willow Luna Lake

Wildlife viewing :

Youth Organizations & Centers:

Arizona Youth Partnership 458 N Butler Rd Springerville 333-4003

Big Brothers Big Sisters 2707 S White Mt. Rd Show Low 537-1996

Boys & Girls Club of America 109 E Manzanita Whiteriver 338-117

Yellow Jacket Youth Center 1593 W. Johnson Dr. Lakeside 368-2900


For spectacular views of the White Mountains, hitch a summer ski lift ride

at Sunrise Park Resort. Lift rides are offered from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Members of the White Mountain Apache Tribe stage

a reenactment of the Civil and Apache wars at the Fort Apache

parade grounds. Fort Apache was established as a military post in

May 1870 and many tribal members served as Army Scouts

. For more information, call (520) 338-1392

Visitors can see the changing colors of fall up dose on one of two

Fall Foliage Llama Hikes. Llama hikes are offered through the

Pinetop-Lakeside Parks and Recreation Department and are a

unique way to explore the nation’s largest stand of Ponderosa Pines.

Get into the spirit of Halloween at Hon-Dah’s “Honted” Casino.

The casino celebrates with bonuses and giveaways.

The holiday season is always beautiful in the White Mountains.

Pinetop-Lakeside holds its tree lighting ceremony at

Woodland Lake Park. Round Valley kicks off its holiday season

with the Holiday Light Parade. The lighted float parade travels

down Main Street from Eagar to Springerville.

Show Low hosts its Christmas Tree Lighting at the

Main Street Marketplace and the Electric Parade down the Deuce of Clubs.

Other holiday events to look for include St. Johns’ Living Christmas

Tree Program, Snowflake’s Sixth Annual Winter Wonderland and

tree lighting ceremony, holiday concerts including the Messiah in

Show Low and tours of homes decorated for the season

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