Whether winter, fall, spring, or summer, you will receive a warm welcome to Pinetop-Lakeside, where you will enjoy a variety of scenic attractions and outdoor activities. Our area has more than 50 alpine lakes and 800 miles of cold, crystal-clear rivers and springs to draw visitors throughout all seasons to our mountain playground to hike, watch wildlife, bike, ride horses, golf, fish, boat, and more—so much more!

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White Mountains ideal for snowy adventures

By Roger Naylor, Ron Dungan

Seems like every winter we have the same conversation with family and friends. We patiently explain to folks living back East that, yes, Arizona gets snow. Just because we’re golfing and planting gardens and wearing shorts doesn’t mean the whole state lacks snow. Some years there’s a veritable winter wonderland.

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Wildlife and tranquility in Arizona

Summer in Pinetop-Lakeside offers mountain recreation, rare wildlife sightings, and small-town charm

By Nora Burba Trulson

“Oh, it’s just a dog,” says my husband, setting down his high-powered binocs, disappointed that our wildlife tour through Arizona’s White Mountain Apache Reservation has so far turned up zero wildlife. “That’s no dog,” corrects our guide, whistling slowly under his breath. “That’s a Mexican gray wolf.”

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