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      director@sechamber.com

7 W. Main St. (P.O. Box 31)

Springerville, AZ 85938

928-333-2123

Outdoor Recreation

 

Alpine Forest Service Ranger Station                      928-339-5000

Forest Service Campground Reservation                877-444-6777

Springerville Forest Service Ranger Station            928-333-4372

Arizona Game and Fish Department                        928-367-4281

 

CAMPING

The Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest and the White Mountain Apache Reservation offer many beautiful individual and group sites within 10-30 minutes drive of the communities.

HIKING, BACKPACKING, AND MOUNTAIN BIKING

Trail maps and information are available from the Chamber of Commerce, the Alpine Ranger Station, and the Springerville Ranger Station

 

OHV TRAILS - SAFFEL CANYON

 

Saffel Canyon OHV Trail includes some of the most spectacular views in the White Mountains.  The trail begins at an elevation of 7,600 feet at Saffel Canyon and climbs to 9,400 feet at Pat Knoll.  The trail goes through three distinct vegetation zones:  Pinon-juniper, ponderosa pine, and mixed conifer.  Trail access is 1 mile south of Eagar.  From the Eagar stoplight, travel south on Main Street to Schoolbus Road (road takes a 90 degree turn to the west)  Turn left (south) on Water Canyon Road (FR 285), and follow for 1.8 miles.  Turn left (east) on FR 74 for .9 miles.  Turn right (south) on FR 74D.  The trailhead is on the right.  Maps available at the Chamber Office (418 E. Main in Springerville) and at forest service locations in Springerville and Alpine.

 

HUNTING

The area is long famed for its hunting, and notables like Zane Grey, Teddy Roosevelt loved to hunt here.  Bow, black powder, and rifle (guides and outfitters available).  Contact the Arizona Game & Fish Department for hunting seasons and permit information 

 

 

NATURE ACTIVITIES

 

*40 area lakes provide amazing views of a variety of birds, wildlife, and terrain.  See also  "Local Wildlife Areas"

*Bird watching - Becker Lake, Canero Lake, Luna Lake, Nelson Reservoir, Mexican Hay Lake, and Greer Lakes are especially good.  See also "Birding"

*Wilderness Areas - Mount Baldy, Escudilla and Bear Wallow Wilderness, and the Blue Primitive Area plus Sipe Wildlife Area, Becker Wildlife Walk, and Grasslands Wildlife Area

*Mushrooms, Wild Grape, Berry, and Pinon collecting.

*Wildflowers

*Stargazing - (no city lights!)

*Elk Bugling

*Fall Foliage Tours

*USFS Interpretive Tours and Presentations

*Big Lake Nature Trail

*Butler Canyon Nature Trail

*Squirrel Springs Recreation Area - Greer

Down Hill Skiing, Snow Boarding, Tubing, and Cross-Country Skiing in winter at Sunrise Ski Resort

Summer activities at Sunrise Ski Park

 

WATER SPORTS

 

Lyman Lake is the one area that allows power boating.  All other lakes are restricted to small motors or electric motors only.

   *Water Skiing - public slalom course at Lyman

   *Paddle Boats - rentals at several locations.

   *Wind Surfing

   *Jet Skiing

   *Swimming - at Lyman Lake

   *Fishing - at all lakes

   *Sailing - Lyman and Sunrise Lakes