Things to do in Pinetop
The White Mountains boast some of the most beautiful public and private golf courses in the state. There are eight public courses in the region, each with its own guidelines regarding reservations and dress code. Many of the courses include separate putting greens, driving ranges, pro shops, snack bars, and full service restaurants.
Exploring the White Mountains by mountain or road bike offers unique and memorable experiences. Mountain bikers heading into the National Forest can stop at the Lakeside Ranger District to pick up a copy of the White Mountain Trail System Guide, which rates trails based on length, change in elevation and type of terrain. Once the snows have gone from the slopes at Sunrise Resort, you can go downhill mountain biking. No need to ride uphill: there are bike carriers on the lifts, with passes at around $15. For more information, visit www.sunriseskipark.com.
Sunrise Park Resort is a recreational paradise offering a wide range of fun and excitement. In winter, their three mountains offer some of the finest skiing in the Western United States. 65 runs promise adventure for skiers of any level. There is also a separate snowboarding area, cross country ski trails and a special “ski-wee” area for children. For more information, visit www.sunriseskipark.com.
There are more than 400 miles of rivers and streams along with over 50 lakes on the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest and White Mountain Apache Reservation. Some of the best fishing in Arizona can be found in the pristine waters of the Apache Indian Reservation. Located minutes from the Hon-Dah casino along State Route 260, fishermen can find native Apache Trout in such popular destinations as Hawley Lake, A-1 Lake, and Sunrise Lake.
Fishing in the mountain lakes of the Apache Indian Reservation requires special licenses, available for sale on the reservation. For more information, visit the White Mountain Apache Tribe at www.wmatoutdoors.org.
For information on fishing within the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest, contact the Forest Supervisor's office at (928) 333-3401, or visit them online at www.fs.fed.us/r3/asnf
The White Mountains Trail System is comprised of 25-30 interconnecting, multi-use trail loops. Each trail takes maximum advantage of the beauty of the area while preserving the land, vegetation and wildlife. Landscaped urban trails have multiple entrance points to ease the access of residents and visitors. For more information, visit www.tracks-pinetop-lakeside.org.
Well-maintained camping sites are spread over the entire White Mountain region in a variety of terrains. Higher elevations boast lush forests of pine, spruce, fir and aspen, while the lower country is covered with pinion pine, juniper, sycamore, and oak interspersed with rolling meadows and wildflowers. For National Forest campground information, call 1-877-444-6777. For Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest information, visit www.fs.fed.us/r3/asnf
If antiques and collectibles are your passion, set aside plenty of time to explore!
Pinetop is home to exceptional antique & collectibles shops:
- Country Pine Antiques
Primitives, Country Furniture, Collectibles, Quilts and Gourmet Coffee Beans
103 West Yeager Lane, Lakeside
- Lily Bear Antiques Etc.
846 East White Mountain Boulevard
Suite A, Pinetop
- Diamond Creek
Jewelry and Collectibles
857 East White Mountain Boulevard, Pinetop
- Outhouse Antiques
182 West White Mountain Boulevard, Pinetop
- Little Shoppe at the Inn
1120 East White Mountain Boulevard, Pinetop
- White Mountain Cottage
1213 East White Mountain Boulevard, Pinetop