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At an elevation of 6,800 feet, Pinetop-Lakeside is surrounded by the natural beauty of the White Mountains, the Apache/Sitgreaves National Forest, and the Fort Apache Reservation.  Hiking, biking, horseback riding, hunting, and fishing are popular recreational activities; camping and picnic facilities are provided throughout the area, and the White Mountain Trail system provides over 180 miles of developed multi-use trails. 

Here, sunny skies and four classic seasons enhance a variety of activities. In winter, visitors can enjoy sledding or tobogganing, snowboarding, ice fishing, and, of course, world-class downhill and cross-country skiing at the nearby Sunrise Park Resort.   Miles of groomed trails and  first-rate facilities draw enthusiasts from around the world.

In summer, with stubborn patches of gleaming snow still clinging to her summits, the White Mountains offer visitors a variety of scenic attractions and an unlimited array of outdoor activities. Some 50 alpine lakes and 800 miles of cold, crystal clear rivers and springs draw visitors throughout the season to this mountain playground.

While Pinetop-Lakeside is renowned for its outdoor activities, Pinetop-Lakeside has a diverse selection of eateries and shops to enjoy after a long day on the trails.

Whether you’re enjoying the comfort of Buck Springs Resort or enjoying the great outdoors with your campsite at Pinetop Lakes Activity Center & Stables, Pinetop-Lakeside is able to fit your every need for your weekend adventure.


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