Activity Guide

White Mountains Area Activities Guide

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This is just a sampling of the numerous nearby outdoor recreational opportunities available to property owners at Sierra Highlands Ranch in Northern Arizona. For more information, please visit our St. Johns Office.

A-1 Lake
24 acres. Elevation 8,900 ft. Twenty-two miles east of Pinetop off SR 260. This scenic lake is great for Rainbow and Brook trout.
Open mid-May to mid-September.

Becker Lake
85 acres. Elevation 6,900 ft. Two miles northwest of Springerville, off US 60. The lake is known for large Rainbow and Brown trout. Open from the first Friday in April to November 30th.

Big Lake
400 acres. Elevation 9,000 ft. Nineteen miles southwest of Eager using SR 260 and SR 273 either approaching from the east near Eagar or the west near Sunrise Resort. It is stocked each spring and fall with more than 30,000 trout. Rainbow is the best yield with good catches of Brook and Cutthroat trout. Open May to November with snowmobile access in winter.

Bunch Reservoirs
44 acres. Elevation 8,200 ft. One mile north of Greer. Rainbow and Brown trout are the main catches. Early spring fishing is best, after the ice and snow thaws.

Concho Lake
60 acres. Elevation 6,300 ft. Ten miles west of St. Johns off SR 61. Use your favorite bait or lure for the Rainbow, Cutthroat, and Brook trout here. Other fish species include Largemouth Bass and Sunfish.

Crescent Lake
130 acres. Elevation 8,900 ft. Forty-one miles southeast of Pinetop using SR 260 and SR 273. Known for its Brook and Rainbow trout.

Hawley Lake
300 acres. Elevation 8,200 ft. Take SR 260 east on SR 473. One of the highest lakes in the state, Hawley is located on the White Mountain Apache Indian Reservation and a daily fishing permit is required. Rainbow, Cutthroat, Brown and Brook trout are all found here.

Horseshoe Cienega Lake
121 acres. Elevation 8,100 ft. Eighteen miles east of Pinetop off SR 260. The lake is visible from the highway. One of the most popular reservation fishing lakes it has given up the state record for Brown trout at 16 lbs.7oz. Stocked with large Rainbow-Apache hybrids, Rainbow, Browns, and Apache trout. Year round fishing. Open May to September.

Lee Valley Lake
45 acres.Elevation 9,400 ft. One-half mile west of SR 273, about halfway between Sunrise and Big Lake. The main attraction here is Arctic Grayling and Apache trout. Special regulations apply.

Luna Lake
120 acres. Elevation 7,900 ft. Three miles southeast of Alpine, off US 180. Rainbow, Cut-throat, and Brook trout fill up the nets here. Popular ice fishing. Year round Season.

Lyman Reservoir
1400 acres. Elevation 6,000 ft. Seventeen miles north of Springerville, off US 191. Anglers may come up with almost anything on their line at this large lake: Rainbow, Channel Catfish, Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Walleye, Bluegill and Sunfish, to name a few. Lyman Lake State Park is a real “family” place, lots of facilities for everyone!

Nelson Reservoir
100 acres. Elevation 7,400 ft. Five miles south of Nutrioso, off US 191. Easy access from the highway. Home to Rainbow, Cutthroat, Brook and Brown trout. Fishing access for people with disabilities. Open spring, summer and fall.

Rainbow Lake
80 acres. Elevation 6,800 ft. One block south of SR 260, using either Rainbow Lake Road or Lake View Road. Shore fishing off the north or west ends, popular for Rainbow and Brown trout, Largemouth Bass, Sunfish, Catfish and Bluegill. During the winter, Bald Eagles are common around the lake.

Reservation Lake
280 acres. Elevation 9,000 ft. Nineteen miles south of SR 260 using SR 273 and FS 116. Rainbow, Brook, and Brown trout abound in this beautiful mountain lake. Open April to November.

River Reservoir
120 acres. Elevation 8,200 ft. One mile north of Greer, off FS 245. One of the three Greer lakes, has a lot of big Browns, also Rainbow trout.

Sunrise Lake
900 acres. Elevation 9,100 ft. Thirty miles east of Pinetop using SR 260 and SR 273. One of the largest and best trout lakes in the area with fish growing into the 15-20 inch range. Also boasts large Graylings.

Tonto Lake
82 acres. Elevation 7,800 ft. Thirty-three miles south-east of Fort Apache using Y70 and Y40 or access from Pacheta Lake using Y40. Fast-growing Rainbow and Apache trout. Check White Mountain Apache Game and Fish for special regulations.

Also in the vicinity are: Ackre Lake, Bills Lakes at Cedar Valley, Bog Tank, Bootleg, Chevelon Canyon, Christmas Tree, Cooley, Cyclone, Drift Fence, Earl Park, Fool Hollow, Fred’s Lakes, George’s Basin, The Greer Lakes (Bunch, River and Tunnel), Hulsey, Hurricane, Little Mormon Lakes, McNary Millponds, Meadow, Mexican Hay Lakes, Nash Tank, Pacheta Lake, Scott’s Reservoir, Show Low, Sierra Blanca Lakes, Shush Be Tou (The name is Apache for “Big Bear Lake.”), Shush Be Zahze (“Little Bear Lake.”), Tunnel Reservoir, Whipple, Willow Springs, Woodland and Woods Canyon Lakes.

Skiing
Sunrise, Arizona’s premier skiing resort and a regional standout. 3 mountains, 7 lifts, over 60 trails. Lodge, restaurant, bar, rentals, repairs, instruction, more. This complex has it all, gets better every year and features the first, last and best snow in the state.

Wildlife
The White Mountains region is a hunters; photographers’ and birdwatchers’ paradise! We won’t even attempt to list songbirds, shorebirds and waterfowl – over 150 species are regular visitors.

Big Game
Elk, Deer, Antelope, Turkey, Bear, Mountain Lion and Javelina.

Small Game
Squirrel, Rabbit, Dove and Quail.

Predators and Furbearers
Bobcat, Coyote, Fox, Badger, Raccoon, Ringtail Cat and Beaver.

Rare and Endangered
Southern Bald Eagle, American Peregrine Falcon and Owl.

Game Fish
Trout, Pike, Bass, Catfish, Bullhead, Sunfish, Bluegill and Walleye.

Note
 Note: First United Realty does not warrant the accuracy of this information.