Whether winter, fall, spring, or summer, you will receive a warm welcome to Pinetop-Lakeside—but spring is a special time here in the White Mountains.
Frozen lakes and streams become watery invitations to fishermen, boaters, hikers, and adventurers alike. Meadow grasses green, and wildflowers bloom to dot the landscape.
In summer, with stubborn patches of gleaming snow still clinging to her summits, 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 entices visitors throughout the season to our mountain playground.
Autumn is a favorite season for many, when the White Mountains and her inhabitants prepare for the coming snow. 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.
In the White Mountains, whatever the season, whatever your interest, it’s always the right time to visit, and you are always welcome.
At an elevation of 6,804 feet, the town of Pinetop-Lakeside is well known for unrivaled family vacations. We have a wide variety of recreational activities—from hiking, wildlife watching, biking, horseback riding, golfing and fishing—across more than 200 miles of developed multi-use trails and more than 65 lakes and streams.
Brilliant blue skies, tall pines, and crystal-clear water have forged one of the most spectacular places in the western United States. Escape the hassle and heat of the big city and come to Pinetop-Lakeside.