Apache County

Top Adventures in Apache County

  • Hike the Blue Ridge Cave Trail

    Right off Arizona Highway 260 at Porter Mountain Rd., you'll find this easy out-and-back hike that will wind you past Scott Reservoir to an ancient lava tube cave.To access the trailhead, take Porter Mountain Rd. for one mile off Highway 260, the ...

    6.5 miles 600 ft gain

  • Hike the Show Low Bluff Trail

    Built in 2012, this loop is part of the white mountain trail system and you may park directly at the trailhead. A paved walking path starts at the trailhead and leads you to a bridge that provides a beautiful view of Show Low Creek and the surroun...

    1.5 miles 76 ft gain

  • Hike the West Baldy Trail

    The West Baldy Trail is one of the most beautiful (and popular) hikes in Arizona. It is reminiscent of many alpine hikes you might find scattered across Colorado. The trail follows the Little Colorado River most of the way and the sound of trickli...

    14 miles 2000 ft gain

  • Hike the Government Springs Trail

    To find Government Springs Trailhead, follow State Route 260 to State Route 373 (the Greer Turnoff), turn right and follow State Route 373 to FR 575 until it ends. At the end of the road is a small parking lot with restroom facilities. The trail s...

    6.25 miles 68 ft gain

  • Backpack East Baldy Trail #95

    From the trailhead you start your hike with views over the East Fork of the Little Colorado River as it winds through grassy meadows filled with summer wildflowers. About 1.5 miles in the trail heads into the forest, on your left before you enter ...

    13 miles 1900 ft gain

  • Hike the Thompson Trail

    As you travel down Forest Road 116, approximately 200 yards before the trailhead, you will see the remains of the old Thompson Cattle Ranch - hence, Thompson Trail  #629. The trail begins atop an old railroad grade, a reminder of the very successf...

    6 miles 250 ft gain

  • Hike to Pacheta Falls

    Pacheta Falls is spectacular and worth the several hour drive over washboard roads and you explore the high country of Arizona.  You will be on the White Mountain Apache Reservation, so please take note:You need to purchase a Special Use PermitNo ...

    2.5 miles 0 ft gain

  • Hike to Escudilla Mountain Lookout Tower

    Already starting off at elevation (about 9,560 feet above sea level), you first travel through a large stand of aspen trees during the beginning third of the trail.Depending on the season, the aspen can provide pleasant cover in summer, miraculous...

    6 miles 1300 ft gain

  • Hike the Giant Logs and Long Logs trail to the Agate House

    Both trails begin from the Rainbow Forest Museum located at the southern entrance of the National Park. Start with the Giant Logs trail which will take you on a short .4 mi paved loop through magnificently colored wood. Make sure to stop at the to...

    3 miles

  • Hike Apache Falls

    Apache Falls in the Salt River Canyon is an impressive fall because of the size and the amount of water flowing over them (especially after snowmelt) and is one of the few waterfalls in AZ that is in a river not a creek. The falls are very easy to...

    1 miles 100 ft gain

  • Hike to Cibecue Falls

    It is a bumpy ride down an old dirt road to get to the trailhead. Use extreme caution on this road as there are very narrow sections with sheer cliffs. The road follows along the Salt River giving you a nice viewpoint of the Salt River Canyon. On ...

    4 miles 220 ft gain

  • Hike the Crystal Forest Loop

    There really isn't much to this hike beyond exploring all the different types of petrified wood deposits.  It's named after the wood that has formed in the petrified logs.  I felt like it was the best place to go in the park to have an opportunity...

    0.75 miles

  • Nearby camping, hotels, and more

    • Apache County, Arizona

      Caldwell Cabin

      Overview Caldwell Cabin allows up to six visitors to step back in time to a more rustic and historical era in eastern Arizona. Originally constructed in the 1920s, it was a one-room homestead, but ...

    • Apache County, Arizona

      Apache Trout Campground

      Overview Apache Trout Campground is one of five campgrounds at the Big Lake Recreation Area in Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest, and is especially popular for group camping. With boating and fishi...

    • Apache County, Arizona

      Rainbow (Az)

      Overview Rainbow is the largest campground in the Big Lake Recreation Area in eastern Arizona. Because of its proximity to the lake, size and the many amenities it offers, Rainbow is a favorite for...

    • Greer, Arizona

      Hoyer

      Overview Hoyer Campground is situated among the ponderosa pine forests of eastern Arizona, and is one of the most popular campgrounds in the area for families and seniors. Is is less than a mile fr...

    • Navajo County, Arizona

      Lewis Canyon

      Overview Lewis Canyon is a large single-group campsite located in the scenic White Mountains region of eastern Arizona. With several amenities and activities, including hiking and horseshoes, the f...

    • Greer, Arizona

      Winn

      Overview Winn Campground is situated near the Mt. Baldy trailheads and the East and West Forks of the Little Colorado River, making it an excellent choice for anglers and hikers. The facility offer...

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