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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.