Summer

In summer the White Mountains offer visitors a variety of scenic attractions and outdoor activities. Home to more than 50 alpine lakes and 800 miles of cold, crystal-clear rivers and springs, Pinetop-Lakeside is the perfect place to stay cool on those hot summer days. 

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.

Golfing

Come and golf in the cool pines of Arizona’s White Mountains. Pinetop-Lakeside offers pristine 18-Hole Golf Courses with the area’s best scenery.

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.

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 and 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.

Mountain Biking

Pinetop-Lakeside is home to some of the greatest trails of beginner, intermediate, and advanced difficulty in the White Mountains Trail System. You will find great vistas and the shade of Ponderosa pines.

Aquatic Sports

With more than 60 lakes and streams in the White Mountains area, this is a great place for kayaking and other water activities.

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.

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.

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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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