Pinetop, Pinetop-Lakeside, AZ, USA

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Pinetop, Pinetop-Lakeside, AZ, USA

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Escape the dry desert summers in Pinetop-Lakeside

The town of Pinetop-Lakeside was once 2 towns founded by Mormons in the late 19th century. The communities were joined in 1984 to create Pinetop-Lakeside. Located in eastern Arizona, the town, which serves as the gateway to the lush White Mountains, is a popular getaway for those living in Tucson and Phoenix who come to the forests and mountains to take refuge from the desert heat. The name comes from the many picturesque lakes that dot the hilly scenery. Use one of the Pinetop-Lakeside vacation rentals as your base to hike and bike along the mountain trails, and discover the glories of the region.

Hike along the winding rivers

The town is the prime entry point to the ravishing White Mountains, characterized by pine forests, bubbling creeks, glistening mountain lakes, and winding rivers. The mountainous landscape lends itself to many outdoor pursuits. In the lakes and streams, you can cast your fly fishing line in to catch wild trout, and hike along the banks in admiring the wild elk. Golfing in the pleasant Alpine air is popular and there are several fine courses near to Pinetop-Lakeside. In the winter snows, you can hike with snowshoes, cross-country ski, hunt for deer and go sledding.

Festivals and Apache culture

Staying at a Pinetop-Lakeside vacation rental is often regarded as the ideal way to get stuck into the outdoor activities within the spectacular surrounding countryside. There are also several local historical attractions nearby, including General Cook's Headquarters and the Apache Cultural Center along Highway 73. If you visit between June and September, there are several festivals in town such as the High Mountain Music Festival, the Arts & Crafts Festival, the High Country Hummingbird Festival, and the music, food, and crafts of the Fall Artisan Festival. If you want a flutter, you can try your luck at cards and slots at the Hon-Dah Casino Resort.

Enjoy crisp mountain air in Pinetop-Lakeside

Unlike much of the rest of Arizona, whose dry desert temperatures can be stifling, Pinetop-Lakeside enjoys distinct seasons and an Alpine climate. Spring is warm and the mountains are carpeted in wild flowers. Travelers descend upon lakes and mountain streams to fish for trout. Summer, meanwhile, heats things up, but its high elevation keeps it cool enough for hiking through the lush pine forests, and it is an ideal time to stay at one of the Pinetop-Lakesides vacation rentals. When fall comes, so do the golden leaves before the cold mountain temperature drops creating a playground for winter activities.

Getting out to the mountians

The Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest and White Mountain Apache Indian Reservation surround Pinetop-Lakeside. These mountainous pine forests, winding rivers, crystal-clear lakes and rolling lands covered in flowers are particularly beautiful and teem with wildlife. Black bears roam the forests with white-tailed deer, pronghorn antelopes and elks. Rocky mountain bighorn rams climb the cliffs while bald eagles, peregrine falcons and red-tailed hawks circle in the morning thermals overhead. Bring the binoculars for a visual feast.