Fall

Autumn is a favorite season for many. Come enjoy the seclusion of our quiet trails and forests where wildlife is abundant. Encase yourself in an array of fall colors that rival any in the nation. It’s a place where hunters and fishermen can enjoy spectacular sport and hiking and sightseeing are at their best.

Fall Colors

Splashes of red, yellow, and orange decorated our town and draw us up further into the mountains for nature's beautiful display of color. 

Camping

Arizona’s Fish and Game department carefully manages the lakes of the Pinetop-Lakeside area to ensure your visit to Arizona’s White Mountains is enjoyable and a family-friendly experience.

ATV & UTV

If you have a need for speed, check out our Maverick Motorized Trail. More than 60 miles link various forested lands and communities.

Hiking

The Pinetop-Lakeside area has trails for every skill level - whether you’re up for an easy walk or a tough climb - come enjoy the shade of the pines.

Mountain Biking

Arizona’s Fish and Game department carefully manages the lakes of the Pinetop-Lakeside area to ensure your visit to Arizona’s White Mountains is enjoyable and a family-friendly experience.

WildLife Viewing

The White Mountains and surrounding areas offer a wide diversity of habitats - from lakes to juniper grassland to ponderosa and spruce-fir forests - where you might be lucky enough to catch a photo of a spot Gray Jay, Blue Grouse, or Three-toed Woodpecker, or see a foraging bear.

Fishing

Arizona’s Game & Fish department carefully manages the lakes of the Pinetop-Lakeside area to ensure your visit to Arizona’s White Mountains is enjoyable and a family-friendly experience.

Horseback Riding

Ride a gentle horse through creeks, streams, forests, and meadows, or spend the day and ride up to the Ice Caves or over to the Mesa Overlook to get a view of the whole mountain.

Hunting

Animals are abundant in the White Mountains and on Indian lands (hunts must be scheduled), and many hunters have been lucky enough to score trophies using approved methods such as archery, muzzle-loading rifles, firearms, and trapping.

Annual Fall Events

 

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Pinetop-Lakeside Visitor Center

325 W. White Mountain Blvd.

Pinetop-Lakeside, AZ 85929

Phone: (928) 882-COOL (2665)

Email: plavic@pinetoplakesideaz.gov

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