Show Low, Arizona

Top Spots in and near Show Low

  • Show Low, Arizona

    Hike the Show Low Bluff Trail

    5.0
    1.5 mi / 76 ft gain
    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 surrounding meadow. After crossing the bridge, you will e...
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  • Pinetop-Lakeside, Arizona

    Mogollon Rim Interpretive Trail

    3.0
    0.8 mi / 30 ft gain
    Mogollon Rim Interpretive Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see local wildlife located near Lakeside, Arizona.
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  • Navajo County, Arizona

    Blue Ridge Cave Trail

    6.8 mi / 554 ft gain
    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 parking area is easily visible about 0.1 mi past...
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  • Greer, Arizona

    Hike the West Baldy Trail

    4.5
    14 mi / 2000 ft gain
    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 trickling water complements the gorgeous mountains and gr...
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  • Greer, Arizona

    Hike the Government Springs Trail

    6.25 mi / 68 ft gain
    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 starts at the north end of the parking lot.This bea...
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  • Greer, Arizona

    Backpack East Baldy Trail #95

    13 mi / 1900 ft gain
    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 the forest is a nice primitive campsite where we s...
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  • Holbrook, Arizona

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

    4.0
    3 mi
    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 top of the trail by "Old Faithful" which is almost 1...
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  • Apache County, Arizona

    Hike the Thompson Trail

    5.0
    6 mi / 250 ft gain
    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 successful logging days that went on for many years. The r...
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  • Whiteriver, Arizona

    Apache Falls

    4.0
    0.82 mi / 16 ft gain
    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 get to, only ¾ mile off the HW. To reach the fall...
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  • Gila County, Arizona

    Cibecue Falls

    4.3
    2.94 mi / 600 ft gain
    The Hike It’s a bumpy ride down an old dirt road to get to the trailhead to hike Cibecue Falls. 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 your way in, yo...
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  • Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona

    Crystal Forest Loop

    4.3
    0.92 mi / 49 ft gain
    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 to see a diverse array of petrified wood in one p...
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  • Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona

    Photograph the Agate Bridge

    3.0
    For centuries the Agate Bridge, a 110 ft stone log, has laid across an arrow withstanding corrosion from the elements.  The stone log is harder than the surrounding sandstone that it's perched upon.  The sandstone is slowly eroding away around this natural bridge. making it vulnerable to collapse...
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  • Whiteriver, Arizona

    Pacheta Falls

    5.0
    2.37 mi / 187 ft gain
    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 swimming allowed4x4 with additional clearance re...
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  • Apache County, Arizona

    Drive the Blue Mesa Scenic Road in Petrified Forest National Park

    4.3
    3 mi
    This is probably one of the most scenic drives in the Petrified Forest National Park.  From the main road, the loop is only three miles long.  There are many pullouts along the loop where you can get out of your vehicle to snap some photos.  You will see many large pieces of petrified wood strewn...
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  • Payson, Arizona

    Hike on Rim Lakes Vista Trail #622

    3.5 mi
    This heavily trafficked, easy trail leads along the edge of the Mogollon Rim, with spectacular views.  There are lots of places for photos, but make sure to be very careful, as it’s more than a 200 ft drop! The first ½ mile of the trail is paved, making it easy for all ages to enjoy.  But again, ...
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  • Chambers, Arizona

    Blue Forest Trail

    4.7
    2.55 mi / 243 ft gain
    Although short, the Blue Forest Trail is one of the most unexpectedly coolest hikes I've been on.  It's kind of strange to hike in what used to be a dense forest/swamp area that is now a barren desert full of petrified wood. Parking for this trail is just north of the Blue Mesa Loop in a pullout...
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Camping and Lodging in Show Low

Lewis Canyon
Navajo County, Arizona

Lewis Canyon

Rainbow (Az)
Apache County, Arizona

Rainbow (Az)

Caldwell Cabin
Apache County, Arizona

Caldwell Cabin

Apache Trout Campground
Apache County, Arizona

Apache Trout Campground

Black Canyon Rim Campground
Navajo County, Arizona

Black Canyon Rim Campground

Hoyer
Greer, Arizona

Hoyer

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