The benefits are endless
when it comes to recreational opportunities. Four seasons of outdoor adventure
highlight the quality of life that is experienced in Springerville and Southern Apache County.
From skiing, ice fishing, and snowmobile rides, to camping, hunting, hiking,
fishing, horseback riding and mountain biking—nowhere can you experience
cleaner air and cool summer breezes. Fall brings the sound of elk bugling and
the crisp sound of wind swept golden aspen leaves—an outdoor paradise.
Throughout the year,
Springerville and its neighbors "put on their best" for traditional
celebrations of the seasons, along with uniquely southwestern events that honor
the proud heritage and the pioneer spirit that still lives on in our towns.
Combined with museums, libraries, sports fields, swimming pools, equestrian
facilities and State Parks, you are never far away from activities. Residents
and visitors can golf at three different elevations in Southern Apache County:
Alpine, Eagar, and Concho Valley.
An integral part of the
communities is the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests, home to one of the
largest Ponderosa Pine stands in the world. The 2-million acre forest is home to
more than 410 species of wildlife. Each year, the 35 lakes, 680 miles of
streams, 36 campgrounds, and over 950 miles of trails are visited over 5 million
The Town of Springerville is located in the northeastern portion of Arizona,
approximately 18 miles west of the Arizona-New Mexico border, at an elevation of
5,730 feet. Springerville is accessed from the north via Interstate 40
(approximately 90 miles) through our neighbor St. Johns, or from the south
through state Highway 60. Springerville is approximately 4 hours from Phoenix
through the tall pines and majestic view of the Mogollon Rim, or 4 hours from
Flagstaff through the scenic southwestern scenery of the Painted Desert and
From Phoenix Along the Mogollon Rim...
Many visitors to Springerville enjoy the scenic view through the Payson,
traveling through the largest stand of Ponderosa Pine in the world. Starting
from Phoenix along State Route 87 to Payson, take State Route 260 along the
Mogollon Rim to Show Low. Continue heading east along U.S. 60 to Springerville.
From Phoenix Through the Copper Valley...
An alternative route from Phoenix takes visitors through the communities of
Globe and Miami, (the Cobre, or copper valley) where the heart of Arizona's rich
copper mining began.
From Flagstaff along Interstate 40, you'll pass through the communities of
Winslow and Holbrook, where you can visit Sunset Crater, the Painted Desert, and
the new "Standing On the Corner" park in Winslow. Turning south onto
Route 191 you'll pass through the Petrified Forest on your way through St.
Johns, home to the Apache County Museum, and then on to Springerville.
A strong sense of appreciation and preservation for historical ancestry is
evident in this area of the White Mountains. The "Trail of Many
Tracks" is an historical driving tour that highlights the prehistoric and
historic aspects of the Little Colorado River Plateau and White Mountains of
east-central Arizona, in an effort to promote heritage-based tourism. A variety
of museums offer a sense of the pioneer spirit and wild west excitement of the
area. From the pre-history of archeological sites such as Casa Malpais, Raven
Site, and Rattlesnake Ruins, to the historic homes found along tree-lined
streets—a sense of historic pride and preservation is recognized.
As the "Gateway to Arizona's White Mountains," Springerville is
minutes from some of the most popular outdoor recreation areas in Arizona. With
easy access to major interstates, Springerville is conveniently located to allow
pleasant day trips by automobile to some of the most famous locations in the
southwest. Click here for a detailed
listing of the local and regional attractions surrounding Springerville.
A wide range of lodging facilities are available in Springerville, ranging
from campgrounds to motels and hotels with laundry and dining facilities. This
list of properties is provided for your convenience by the Town of Springerville;
please contact the individual property for information on rates, amenities, and