Area Activities and Links
At Catwalk National Recreation Trail you can take a unique trail walk through a water filled canyon. The trail’s history began with the discovery of gold and silver in the Mogollon Mountains. The catwalk was created to maintain the water pipes that ran the mill’s electric generators. The Catwalk Trail is around 2 miles round trip and can take 1 to 2 hours to hike. Springerville is 57 miles north of the Catwalk.
The Apache trout is unique to Arizona and is designated as Arizona’s state fish. Apache trout have an olive-yellow body, with a golden belly and black spots. They can grow to more than 20 inches in length and up to 5 pounds in hatcheries. The preferred Apache trout lures are: Caddis fly and Mayfly.
Bring your bike and take a ride through Alpine, “The Alps of Arizona,” located 63 miles south of Springerville. Alpine is located in the beautiful White Mountains of east-central Arizona. As you ride you will be surrounded by towering aspens, steep mountains and flowing rivers. At Alpine there are six different routes with varying degrees of difficulty to choose from.
At Fort Apache Historic Park, visitors can take a walking tour of the historic district’s 27 buildings. hike over four miles of recreational trails, explore Kinishba Ruins, and try your luck at Hon-Dah Resort Casino. Fort Apache is 64 miles from Springerville.
Other points of interest:
- Meteor Crater
- Petrified Forest
- Sunrise Ski Resort
- Sitgreaves National Forest – 2 million acre forest, home to 410 species of wildlife, 35 lakes, 680 miles of streams, and 950 miles of trails. Open to cross country skiers, snow mobiles and ice fishermen. Also home to Big Lake.
- Casa Malpais Ruins and Ravensite Ruins, both just 35 minutes from Cedar Court Park.
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