Arizona's Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest
To view detailed information on recreation sites in the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest, select a site from the scrolling list and then click on the Select button. Or click on a zoom icon in the map to view a detailed map of the forest.
What makes this forest so special? The 450 miles of rivers and streams draining the high mountains and forming twenty-four lakes – more than can be found in any other southwestern national forest. The White Mountains contain the headwaters of several Arizona rivers including the Black, the Little Colorado, and the San Francisco.
In the Sitgreaves section of the forest, the major attractions for visitors seeking a cooler climate are the vistas and forested cliffs of the the Mogollon Rim. The Mount Baldy, Escudilla, and Bear Wallow Wildernesses and the Blue Range Primitive Area make the Apache an unforgettable backcountry forest. The Apache is also noted for its trout streams and high-elevation meadows.
If your vacation includes exploring the Spanish heritage of Arizona, the Coronado Trail Scenic Byway (Highway 191) from Springerville to Clifton follows a route close to Coronado`s path as he searched for the fabled cities of Cibola over 450 years ago.
More recently, the US Army established a series of forts in Arizona in the last century to protect settlers and mining interests. To supply these forts and settlements, a road was built linking Santa Fe, New Mexico and Camp Verde near Prescott. Part of this road, called the General Crook Trail, runs almost the length of the Sitgreaves and in many places follows the brink of the Rim.
Begin a tour of the Apache Sitgreaves National Forest by highlighting a site in the list above, then click on the "Select" button. Or click on the "View Map" button to select sites from a detailed map.
Address & Phone:
Apache Sitgreaves National Forest
P.O. Box 640
Springerville, AZ 85938
Voice: (928) 333-4301
TTY: (928) 333-6292